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Film: New Theater Showings Of Gun Hill Road In NYC

Posted on the 12 September 2011 by Cynisright @cynisright

09/12/2011 – by Cynthia Wright

(Editor’s Note: This move looks crazy good. So glad to see LGBT movies with people of color.)

If you missed Gun Hill Road the first time it was in NYC, well you are in luck because now the movie is back and being shown again for a limited engagement.

The movie itself is about a family transitioning – a father transitioning from being locked up, a wife transitioning and coping with her husband and son, and a young son transitioning with having his father back and coming to terms with who he really is.


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 (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.

This movie is for those who have struggled with themselves while existing in uncertain environments. It is for those that feel lost within their own skin and they’re not sure why.

The movie was selected as a finalist for the Jury Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It is currently playing at: City Cinemas Village East (181-189 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003).

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