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Gun Hill Road Wins Hispanic Film Award

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Gun Hill Road Wins Hispanic Film Award

When a father returns home from prison he is confronted by a son that wants to be a girl.

The film by first-time director Rashaad Ernesto Green recounts the drama of a Latino family in the New York City borough of the Bronx, whose life is changes when dad returns home after doing time in jail and finds nothing the same.

Gun Hill Road, the film about a transgender girl took home best picture in the 26th edition of the Imagen Foundation’s film awards honoring the Hispanics of the year in the world of entertainment, a communique from the organization said.

The film by first-time director Rashaad Ernesto Green recounts the drama of a Latino family in the New York City borough of the Bronx, whose life is changes when dad returns home after doing time in jail and finds nothing the same.

Esai Morales and Judy Reyes co-star in the film in which transgender actress Harmony Santana makes her debut and whose character carries much of the film’s dramatic weight. Morales took the prize for best actor.

Other awards in the movie category went to Michelle Rodriguez as best actress for her role in “Tropico de Sangre” (Rains of Injustice), Miguel Sandoval as best supporting actor for “Spoken Word,” and Adriana Barraza as best supporting actress for “From Prada to Nada.”

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