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Date: Nov 17, 2011
Hofstra Presents Screening of "Gun Hill Road"
Featuring a Q & A with the Director Rashaad Ernesto Green and Actor Harmony SantanaHofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Gun Hill Road, a powerful and critically acclaimed film about a young man exploring his sexuality and the subsequent impact on himself and his family, will be shown at Hofstra University on Thursday, December 8, 2011, at 4 p.m. at Breslin Hall, room 211. The screening is free and open to the public. Following the movie, the film’s director Rashaad Ernesto Green and star Harmony Santana will participate in a Q & A discussion with the audience.
Gun Hill Road was a finalist for the esteemed Jury Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and played at festivals globally in Spring 2011. Starring Esai Morales (La Bamba, Caprica) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs), and introducing Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road opened theatrically on August 5, 2011.
This screening of Gun Hill Road is being presented by The Pride Network , HOLA: Hofstra Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, LGBT Studies, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Department of Radio, Television and Film.
For more information on the Hofstra screening, email Maria.J.Anastasio@hofstra.edu .
SYNOPSIS (courtesy of GunHillRoad.com):
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.
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