Aaref Rodriguez' directorial feature debut is receiving critical acclaim across the nation's film festivals, including Hispanicize (Miami), NewFilmmaker's (Los Angeles), Cine San Antonio, Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival in LA, and the San Diego Latino Film Festival where it won Best Narrative Feature. Rodriguez, a graduate of Sacramento's Valley High School, produced the locally shot "Fugitive Hunter" over winter break while still a student at USC in 2004; now Rodriguez holds an MA in Theatre Arts from CSU Los Angeles and his MFA in Film and Television Production from USC--and is just getting started.
AVENUES: A Film by Aaref Rodriguez.
Saul Sanchez returns home to the rough 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. 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 mentors a troubled teenage neighbor following an all-too-familiar gang path. Based on a true story, "Avenues" tells a deeply personal story of fatherhood and the isolation felt by former convicts.
Director Q&A to follow; after-gathering at Bunz Sports Pub & Grub a block and a half away!
Tickets: $10.00. Tickets are limited to 200 seats and can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door, first come, first serve.
Join us for an example of quality independent filmmaking and excellence in storytelling!
Tower Theatre - Roseville, CA (View)
417 Vernon St
Roseville, CA 95678