ImageNation and Lincoln Center advance screening of Gun Hill Road

5 May

ImageNation Cinema Foundation and the Film Society of Lincoln Center held a special advance screening of Rashaad Ernesto Green’s feature film GUN HILL ROAD.

Harmony Santana and Esaid Morales in Rashaad Ernesto Green's GUN HILL ROAD

I’d been wanting to see this film throughout its festival run and finally got a chance. GUN HILL ROAD is about a father returning home from prison only to clash with his transgender son – but this amazing film is so much more. Green deftly communicates a message of tolerance with a deep compassion for the fragility of machismo and the struggle to be a man – father, son, husband, and yes even drag queen – in this harsh yet beautiful world.

There was an insightful Q&A afterward, moderated by ImageNation founder Moikgantsi Kgama and featuring the film’s Executive Producer Ron Simons (also Producer of Night Catches Us); Green, who was connected to the event from Thailand; acclaimed veteran actor Esai Morales and co-star Judy Reyes (TV’s Scrubs), who were also Skyped in on screen. Morales, who proudly hails from the Brox where the film is set, talked about what it felt like to return to his stomping grounds to play in this powerful film.

ImageNation's and Moikgantsi Kgama and Gregory Gates

ImageNation's and Moikgantsi Kgama and Gregory Gates

Back in the day, I was a dedicated ImageNation volunteer and it’s been great to see ImageNation grow by leaps and bounds, packing theaters and playing a pivotal role in the marketing of indie films.

Shout out to Greg & Kgantsi!

-O.G.

LINKS:

ImageNation Cinema Foundation

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Gun Hill Road at IMDb 

Photos @ FLICKR


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One Response to “ImageNation and Lincoln Center advance screening of Gun Hill Road”

  1. Moikgantsi Kgama May 17, 2011 at 12:17 am #

    Hey Olu, thanks for the coverage. It was nice to see you!

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