33 year old Rashaad Ernesto Green, (pictured above), is a Bronx born filmmaker, whose debut indie feature drama, GUN HILL ROAD, blasted its way into Sundance and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize!
I grew up in that area of the Bronx and I'm very familiar with the actual street so I was immediately attracted to the title.
Green's directorial debut has been lauded by critics and he's been noted as a filmmaker to watch. The Bronx should be proud!
Briefly: An ex-con, played by Brooklyn born Esai Morales, returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test. - IMDB
Right now you can go see it here:
AMC Theatres Bay Plaza Cinemas
2210 Bartow Avenue, Bronx, NY 10475
Call (888)262-4386 for Showtimes
AMC EMPIRE 25
234 West 42nd Street
Here is the trailer:
GUN HILL ROAD in the Bronx - HISTORY from WIKIPEDIA
Gun Hill Road is a major thoroughfare in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The road stretches for 3.5 miles (5.63 kilometres) in Woodlawn and Morris Park. Gun Hill Road begins at Stillwell Avenue in Morris Park near the Hutchinson River Parkway exit and comes to an end at the Mosholu Parkway in Woodlawn. Van Cortlandt Park and the Mosholu Golf Course are both located at the western terminus of Gun Hill Road.
During the Revolution, the road was an important artery fought between the British and the Colonists. In January 1777, the colonists brought a cannon to the top of a hill and fired at the British. The hill was called Gun Hill afterwards, and is now inside Woodlawn Cemetery. The road was known as Kingsbridge Road (part of the original Boston Post Road) until 1875, when it was renamed Gun Hill Road. It did not originally extend east of White Plains Road, but was extended by segments to the Hutchinson River by 1938.