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Avenues (2013)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Aaref Rodriguez

Writer:

Aaref Rodriguez
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Tracey Heggins Tracey Heggins ... Angela Wright
Hector Atreyu Ruiz ... Saul Sanchez
Ski Carr ... Victor Noriega
Rene Arreola Rene Arreola ... Nacho Estrada
Israel Montano Israel Montano ... Leo Quinto
Erika Sabel Flores ... Esperanza Quinto (as Erika Flores)
Tom Ingram ... Henry Vaughn
Maile Martinez ... Vanessa Rios
Jenny Mendoza Jenny Mendoza ... Yesenia Rios
Brad Hills ... Keno Richards
Todd Engle Todd Engle ... James McCoy
Lizette Coronado Lizette Coronado ... Margarita Martinez
Jack Guzman ... Josue Padilla
Cesar Garcia ... Flaco Ramirez
Jordan Jones ... Chucho Padilla
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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. Written by Bad Man's Son

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pardon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Bad Man's Son See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Intense Filmmaking
19 December 2013 | by miniboro12See all my reviews

Director Aaref Rodriguez has created a groundbreaking film with 'Avenues. In a world where heart is truth and apologies are a sign of weakness, Saul (a consistently intense and unsparingly honest Hector Atreyu Ruiz) is released from prison into the scalding heat of a broken area of Los Angeles. Saul's tests range from overcoming his shame to setting goals with his challenging and embarrassingly attractive parole officer (a terrific Tracey Heggins). The characters in this film have no delusions of immortality, yet live there lives to the max.

I shared my excitement with the director after the premiere, telling him I would love to act in a feature like his. Aaref thanked me with a hug.


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