NUVO TV - NU POINT OF VIEW EMERGING LATINO FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE SELECTION 2014

WINNER - HBO SHOWCASE AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2014

WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - SACRAMENTO FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014

WINNER - INAUGURAL BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2014

WINNER - BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - INDIE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL 2014

HBO SPOTLIGHT FEATURE - URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2014

SHORT SYNOPSIS:

Based on a true story, Avenues is a deeply personal exploration of fatherhood and the isolation felt by former convicts. The film follows Saul Sanchez as he returns home to the rough Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park—also known as The Avenues—after serving a decade-long prison sentence. Once back, Saul seeks a reunion with his estranged young daughter even though her life has moved on, oblivious to his paternity. Guided by a sympathetic parole officer, who discovers his hidden illiteracy, Saul begins writing a letter to his daughter and begins a journey of self-discovery amid pressure from his gangland Avenidas familia. As Saul separates himself from old friends, he reluctantly mentors a troubled teenage neighbor following an all-too-familiar path. In a heart-wrenching dénouement, Saul puts everything on the line for a second chance.

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