El Halcón (The Falcon) 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, Mike. 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.
Directed by Arlene Torres (USA)