Story Ave



Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):94
Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Asante Blackk
Luis Guzmán
Melvin Gregg
Alex R. Hibbert
Cassandra Freeman
Coral Peña
Tyler Antonius
Tierre Diaz
Stella Doyle
Xavier Jimenez
Jamal Lloyd Johnson
Sue Kim
Bob Leszczak
Qui Moo Powell
Daniela Rosario
Gus Scharr
Valentina Tammaro
Ruben Rivera
Michael D'Alto
Director:Aristotle Torres
Executive Producer:Robert Aguilar
Claude Amadeo
Martin Cabrera
Screenwriter:Aristotle Torres
Bonsu Thompson
Editor:Jasmin Way


Starring Luis Guzmán (“Traffic,” “Boogie Nights”), Asante Blackk (“This Is Us”), Melvin Gregg (“Snowfall,” “Share?”).

South Bronx native Kadir Grayson is a teen artistic talent on the brink of finding and losing himself at once. Blinded by the pain of losing his younger brother, Kadir runs away from home. He escapes via the beautifully dark and dangerous world of graffiti. His graf gang Outside The Lines consists of street kids with minds as criminal as they are artistic. Desperate to join the gang, Kadir attempts to rob Luis, an older Puerto Rican MTA conductor on the Story Ave subway platform. Luis offers him the cash he needs if Kadir agrees to have a meal with him. For the first time in his life, Kadir entertains the possibility of his artistic talent being a conduit to a better life.

Luis Guzmán shines in Aristotle Torres’ moving story about the power of caring and providing options to challenged youth.


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