Gun Hill Road

Gun Hill Road is a 2011 drama film directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green and starring Esai Morales. The title of the film derives from the Bronx road of the same name. The film is notable for starring a transgender character who is played by a transgender actor, Harmony Santana, who was the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.


Ex-con Enrique (Esai Morales) returns home after a stint in prison. His wife Angela has had an affair while he was away, and his daughter Vanessa, who is a young trans woman in the process of transitioning and coming out, is navigating her life through a bigoted environment, leaving Enrique with decisions to make regarding his family's future.

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    contentLocation New York
    director Rashaad Ernesto Green
    editor Sara Corrigan
    genre drama
    keywords come out trans woman
    musicBy Enrique Feldman Stefan Swanson
    producer Ron Simons
    publisher Motion Film Group
    theme lgbt-related