11:55 (2016)

A decorated Marine, who comes home to the barrio is confronted by a regrettable decision from his past that threatens his plans for a brighter future. With each agonizing minute that passes, an act of vengeance inches closer, unless he can diffuse a showdown before the train arrives.

To bother with the nuances of similar but disparate subcultures is to appreciate the complexities of the moral dilema created when they converge. Since the film relies on raw talent rather than theatrics, every word, every footstep, every square inch– right down to the wall tile– rings true. It’s rare to see a film that respects the humanity on all sides of an issue and is thus able to bring dignity to a delicate situation, rather than exploit, or even glorify, it.

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