WASHINGTON HEIGHTS

CAST: Tomas Milian, Manny Perez, Danny Hoch, Bobby Cannavale, David Zayas, Judy Reyes, Callie Thorne, Sara Ramirez, Jude Ciccolella, Andrea Navedo

PRODUCERS: Luis Dantas, Tom Donahue, Peter Newman, Greg Johnson

STUDIO: Lions Gate

AWARDS:
Los Angeles IFP Film Festival – Audience Award, TriBeCa Film Festival – Special Mention for Directing, Austin Film Festival – Best Film, Gotham Awards – Nominated for Best Director, Dominican Republic International Film Festival – Best First Film, Havana International Film Festival – in Competeition, San Sebastian International Film Festival – In Competition, Cine Festival – Best Film, Rhode Island International Film Festival – Special Jury Prize, Milan International Film Festival – Best Actor, Best Music

SYNOPSIS:
"Washington Heights" tells the story of Carlos, a young illustrator burning to escape the Latino neighborhood of the same name to make a splash in New York City's commercial downtown comic book scene. When his father, who owns a bodega in the Heights, is shot in a burglary attempt, Carlos is forced to put his dream on hold and run the store. In the process, he comes to understand that if he is to make it as a comic artist, he must engage with the community he comes from, take that experience back out into the world, and put it in his work.

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