June 23rd, 2011 7:30 PM

The Brecht Forum

451 West Street (Between Bank and Bethune)

New York, NY

Gun Hill Road
Q & A with Director Rashaad Ernesto Green,Reina Gossett, Angel L Brown Ross (Moderator)
Dir. Rashaan Ernesto Green | 2011 |USA

In honor of Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month, the Brecht Forum and QUEER BLACK CINEMA is proud to present a special screening of the  critical acclaimed Gun Hill Road.  This film was nominee for the prestigious Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year.

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.
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.

 New York native Rashaad Ernesto Green received his BA from Dartmouth College, MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program, and recently graduated from NYU’s Graduate Film Program. After spending three years acting in theaters nationwide and working with directors such as Spike Lee, Rashaad worked as a teacher in the South Bronx before moving behind the camera to tell stories.
Rashaad was included on the latest edition of Filmmaker Magazine’s elite 25 New Faces of Independent Film list as well as indieWIRE’s 2009 Top Ten New Voices in Cinema.
Reina Gossett joined the Sylvia Rivera Law Project in July of 2010 as the membership coordinator. Along with Gabriel Foster she will staff the newly created Movement Building Team, working to develop SRLP’s membership and community organizing work. She believes creativity & imagination are crucial for growing strong communities and practicing self determination. She also loves making collages, watching re-runs of Battlestar Galatactica and reading anything illustrated by Diane & Leo Dillon.
Angel L Brown Ross is founder and creative director of QUEER BLACK CINEMA, an Avant-garde film festival that screens the best films about the Black LGBT experience from around the world. </p>

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