The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 88 minutes
After three years of prison, everything can change – as Enrique (Esai Morales) discovers upon returning to a different home. GUN HILL ROAD is an emotional and powerful film about how far one must go to find the path to redemption and the changes one must make to follow that path. Enrique's child Michael (the incredible Harmony Santana) is struggling with her identity as a transgender teen in a world of little acceptance. The relationship between Enrique and Michael works as the catalyst for two people striving to find anyone to guide them towards solace and approval. While Michael struggles with the perils of young love, Enrique must struggle with what it means to be a man in an unforgiving world. In the end, it may be Enrique's ability to empathize with his wife's affair that truly starts him on his path. Judy Reyes (T.V.'s "Scrubs") is impeccable as Enrique's estranged wife Angela, who might be the only person capable of accepting both Enrique and Michael for who they truly are. Making his feature film directorial debut, celebrated short film director Rashaad Ernesto Green has given us an astounding and commanding film touching on the emotional struggles of a family trying to find salvation and peace the only place they can: within each other. – T.W.
Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8:50 PM
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Focus On Filmmakers
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Rashaad Ernesto Green
GUN HILL ROAD (2011)
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
François Cluzet, Omar Sy