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Sins of the Father (2014)

A father's past comes back to haunt him when his son is killed by Alex, a kid from the father's old gang. Does he take revenge or does he forgive him like he was forgiven?

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A father's past comes back to haunt him when his son is killed by Alex, a kid from the father's old gang. Does he take revenge or does he forgive him like he was forgiven?

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The crew was a mix of seasoned professionals, such as Oscar winning DP Russell Carpenter to newcomers from the InnerCity Filmmakers non-profit where Russell volunteers, to everyone in between.

The production was nicknamed 'Potluck Productions' because everyone brought all of their gear to the shoot. If you needed it, someone had it in the car. See more »

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Thought-Provoking & Hits Close to Home
13 May 2014 | by (Tarzana, CA) – See all my reviews

As a Latina woman, I have heard the stories about gangs/violence and know the vicious cycle of 'revenge killing' is all too common; this movie places a spotlight on the topic and -- I warn you -- may cause you to tear up (I know I did)! I love the casting of Emilio Rivera as the protagonist, he is such a great actor and you can tell the subject matter of this short film is one that hits home for him. Rivera understood Ms. Howard's vision and did a wonderful job of bringing the viewer into his shoes through his powerful performance.

I intend to share this movie once available, I believe it is worth watching and will generate much-needed discussions about a serious issue that still plagues many urban areas.


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