Wednesday, August 03, 2011

GUN HILL ROAD love+gender+tradition

After three years in prison, Enrique (Esai Morales) returns home to the
Bronx to find the world he knew has changed.

His wife, Angela (Judy Reyes), struggles to hide an emotional affair, and his teenage son, Michael (newcomer Harmony Santana), explores a sexual transformation well
beyond Enrique's grasp and understanding. Unable to accept his child,
Enrique clings to his masculine ideals while Angela attempts to hold the
family together by protecting Michael. Still under the watchful eye of his
parole officer (Isiah Whitlock, Jr), Enrique must become the father he needs
to be or, once again, risk losing his family and freedom.

Can a father’s fierce love for his family overcome his street-hardened ideas
about manhood and end the vicious cycle controlling his life?

Writer/director Rashaad Ernesto Green’s first feature film is an intricate
portrait of a family divided told with sensitivity, gentle humor, and a deep
understanding of the environment that shapes its people.

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