I’m just learning that Jenna Dewan’s new dramatic film ‘Falling Awake‘, which was previously called ‘Shine On’, screened at the Boston International Film Festival on April 24th, the same day that Channing Tatum’s film ‘Fighting‘ hit theaters.
Even though fans may have missed that screening, you’ll have another opportunity to see the film at the 2009 Brooklyn International Film Festival this weekend and in limited release in theaters later this year.
Here’s the synopsis for the film…
“‘Falling Awake‘ is the powerful story of Jay (Andrew Cisneros), a young man struggling to find his identity in The Bronx in a house crowded with family members and a neighborhood filled with loyal friends and dangerous enemies. A gifted musician, Jay hopes to leave it all and pursue his dream of composing and performing music. Once he meets Alessandra (Jenna Dewan), a beautiful young woman who lives in Brooklyn, his determination to defy the expectations of his frustrated, angry father become even stronger.
Jay is tied to his home through loyalty to his friends and to his brother, who has returned unexpectedly from service in the Marines. As he reaches toward a wider world, he is pulled back over and over by the cycles of anger and violence that have defined his life and neighborhood for so long. It takes love, a change of heart and a new understanding of life’s elusive chance at happiness to finally help Jay make the long, uncertain leap to a fresh chance.”
Below you buy tickets to see the film at the Brooklyn International Film Festival:
You can also check out Jenna in the powerful new trailer for the film below:
‘Falling Awake‘ is directed by Agustin, produced by Andrew Adelson, and is Mega Films first English-language film. In addition to starring Jenna Dewan, the movie also introduces the talented Mexican-American actor/singer/songwriter Andrew Cisneros. Other notable cast members include Nestor Serrano (‘Bad Boys’, ’24′), Julie Carmen (‘The Milagro Beanfield War’), Nicholas Gonzalez (‘Resurrection Boulevard’), Flaco Navaja (‘Fighting‘), Michael Rivera (‘Fighting‘) and rap artist Kazi Rolle. The movie also features original music by Kevin Stuart and Andrew Cisnero.
“This film is about real people, real everyday struggles, and real love,” said Agustin, the film’s director and writer. “I knew the Bronx would be a natural setting that speaks to people no matter where they’re from. We had an amazing experience making this movie and I hope audiences will feel the emotion and truth in it when they see the film.”
After screening at various films festivals, ‘Falling Awake‘ will be released in select theaters in New York City, Miami and Puerto Rico this September.