See The Official Poster Available For STORY AVE, Produced by Jamie Foxx – Opens Sept. 29

See The Official Poster Available For STORY AVE, Produced by Jamie Foxx – Opens Sept. 29

**SXSW 2023 Winner: Special Jury Award for Cinematography**

Story Ave provides Luis Guzman a heartfelt showcase… As Hollywood struggles to represent Latino stories on a broader scale, this poignant drama aims to provide a necessary corrective.”

– Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“In a quiet and compassionate supporting performance, Luis Guzmán proves a beacon for a young graffiti artist – and for this debut feature from Aristotle Torres.”

– Lisa Kennedy, Variety

“Asante Blackk is a revelation… What makes Story Ave stand out from the crowd is its treatment of the ’hood as a living entity, both in the script and onscreen in director of photography Eric Branco’s exquisite compositions.”

– Damon Wise, Deadline


South Bronx teen Kadir (Asante Blackk) is a gifted visual artist who loses his way following the death of his younger brother. Overcome with grief and struggling with the pressures of school and family, he escapes into the thrilling yet dangerous world of graffiti gangs. To prove himself and join his neighborhood’s ruling gang, Kadir tries to rob no-nonsense MTA conductor Luis (Luis Guzmán), but is caught off guard when Luis agrees to give Kadir cash if he’ll sit down to have a meal with him. Following their conversation and the delicate, transformative friendship that grows out of it, Kadir sees for the first time how his artistic talent could lead to a better life. 

Directed by Aristotle Torres

Written by Aristotle Torres and Bonsu Thompson

Starring Asante Blackk (“When They See Us”), Luis Guzmán (“Wednesday”, BOOGIE NIGHTS, TRAFFIC), Alex Hibbert (MOONLIGHT), Melvin Gregg (THE BLACKENING), Coral Peña (“For All Mankind”)

Kino Lorber Will Release STORY AVE, September 29 in New York, October 13 in Los Angeles

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