Luis Guzmán and Asante Blackk star in moving portrait of the South Bronx

Kino Lorber is pleased to present STORY AVE by first feature filmmaker Aristotle Torres. The film stars beloved Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzmán and rising star Asante Blackk (This Is Us), alongside a supporting cast of up-and-comers including Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight), Cassandra Freeman (Bel-Air), Coral Peña (For All Mankind), and Melvin Gregg (The Blackening).

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, seeking an outlet for the creative force threatening to explode out of him. To prove himself and join his neighborhood’s ruling gang, Kadir tries to rob no-nonsense MTA conductor Luis (Luis Guzmán) on the Story Ave subway platform. He is caught off guard when Luis agrees to give Kadir the cash if he’ll sit down to 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. Winner of the Best Cinematography prize at SXSW, STORY AVE is a moving and authentic portrait of the South Bronx that announces an exciting new cinematic voice in first-time feature filmmaker Aristotle Torres.

STORY AVE opens October 6 in theaters in the Chicago Area at the Cinema Chatham (Chicago, IL) and the Wayfarer Theatre (Highland Park, IL).

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