Angel Rodriguez

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From HBO films.  Taking place on a single pivotal day, the story follows a social welfare counselor and the inner-city teen she is trying to help, both of whom are at turning points in their lives.  The film challenges commonly accepted beliefs about altruism.

“Jim McKay — with regular screenwriting partner Hannah Weyer — reaches a new level of sophistication and cinematic power… extraordinary and quietly wrought performances by Rachel Griffiths and savvy newcomer Jonan Everett… ”
—Robert Koehler,  Variety

“…there’s a palpable feeling of authenticity at work here…”
—David  Nusair, Reel Film