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Screening of Gun Hill Road and Film Director Coming to Nazareth, October 8

  • Published: October 04, 2012

Highlights

  • Screening of the film Gun Hill Road followed by Q&A with the writer & director October 8 at 6 p.m. in the Nazareth College Shults Center Forum
  • Gun Hill Road 2011 grand jury nominee at the Sundance Film Festival

For More Information

Contact: Brian Bailey, Assistant Professor in Adolescence Education at bbailey2@naz.edu.


 

Screening of Gun Hill Road and Film Director Coming to Nazareth, October 8

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, together with the Department of Social Work presents a screening of the film Gun Hill Road on October 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Nazareth College Otto A. Shults Center Forum. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the writer and director of the film, Rashaad Ernesto Green.  The screening/Q &A is free and open to the public. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. For further information, please contact, Brian Bailey, Assistant Professor in Adolescence Education at bbailey2@naz.edu.

Gun Hill Road was a grand jury nominee at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival brings the most original storytellers together with the most adventurous audiences for its annual program of dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and dynamic music events. Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gained critical recognition, received commercial distribution, and reached worldwide audiences eager for fresh perspectives and new voices. To learn more visit the Sundance Film Festival website.

The film demonstrates the story of a family in transition. It is the account of a young man exploring his sexuality in an intolerant and judgmental world and his exploration’s impact on his relationship with his parents and himself.  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. Click here to view the Gun Hill Road film trailer.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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