El Halcon

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Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Sat, Mar 9 9:00 AM
An overwhelming amount of Student Films this year that were so good we couldn’t pack them into just one program. Catch Part One, and then make sure you catch Part Two. You won’t regret it!
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Short
Runtime (minutes):15
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Hector Gomez Jr.
Porter Fasullo
Scott E. Myers
Director:Arlene Torres
Executive Producer:Enrique Torres
Elvia Muro
Producer(s):Miranda Le Claire
Irlanda Silva
Stephanie Ledesma
Screenwriter:Arlene Torres
Cinematography:Mia Moran
Music By:Michael Macapagal
Editor:Alex Alarcon
Bayley Doyle


El Halcón is a gripping story set in the bustling streets of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. The story follows Fernando De La Cruz, an ex-gang member and aspiring tattoo artist, who is trying to turn his life around and help his immigrant mother return to the United States. When he meets a young boy named JP and his abusive, racist father, Fern is faced with a difficult decision. Will he risk everything to help the young boy and stand up to the abusive father, or will he choose to stay out of trouble and focus on his own goals? The story explores themes of trauma, redemption, and pursuing one's passion despite the challenges life throws at us.