Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gun Hill Road: Opening in Chicago Next Week

Gun Hill Road opens in Chicago on Friday, September 16th at Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark). Watch the trailer below or check out the film's official website for more information.



Gun Hill Road, writer/director Rashaad Ernesto Green's first feature film is an intricate, dramatic portrait of a family divided told with sensitivity, gentle humor, and a deep understanding of the environment that shapes its people. After three years in prison, Enrique (Esai Morales, La Bamba) 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 (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?

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