Queering the Canon: GUN HILL ROAD (2011) - NewFest


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A father returns home from prison, struggling to reconnect with his family and accept his trans daughter's identity


“A beautiful, compelling, sometimes harrowing family drama” San Francisco Chronicle. Bronx native Rashaad Ernesto Green made his feature debut with this gritty family drama. After three years in prison, Enrique returns to the Bronx to discover that his wife has grown distant and his child, Vanessa, is saving up for gender reassignment surgery. Torn between rigid ideas of masculinity and his desire to reconnect with his family, Enrique’s frustrated attempts at bonding fuel a backslide that may threaten his parole. Part of Queering the Canon: BIPOC New York $10 Ticket | $8 for Members $18 Weekend Pass | $15 for Members Harmony Santana gives a standout Gotham & Indie Spirit Award-nominated debut performance as Vanessa, capturing the vulnerability and complexity of transitioning while coming-of-age. 86 min The screening included a special Q&A with producer Ron Simons, moderated by award-winning actor and filmmaker Dominic Colón Presented in Partnership with BAMSponsored by BET


Rashaad Ernesto Green