USA | 2016 | 80 minutes | Ari Issler, Ben Snyder

Featuring many of the best Latino actors working today, this affecting personal crime drama is set in an economically depressed factory town, where a recently discharged U.S. Marine must square off against the violent past he'd left behind.

June 11, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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June 12, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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Nelson (Victor Almanzar, "Empire") is a Marine returning home to Holyoke, Massachusetts, following his deployment. Change is in the air: His younger sister is now a teenager and the rest of his family seems to be back on their feet. His homecoming begins a new chapter for everyone in their community, from his close friends to his beloved girlfriend Livvy. As he readjusts to the pace of civilian life, we realize many of the issues he thought were buried have now come back to haunt him, including his involvement in a drug-related crime. In 11:55, audiences are invited to follow Nelson's first day back from his morning arrival to what could be the final minutes of his life, facing those who are seeking vengeance. Is Nelson able to confront his enemies while also living up to the positive image that he brought back with him to erase his past? Almanzar leads a stellar cast, including a powerful performance by Elizabeth Rodriguez ("Orange Is the New Black") that will leave audiences on edge until the clock strikes 11:55 pm.

Director Biography
Longtime friends and collaborators, Ari and Ben's first short film, Hector Is Gonna Kill Nate, was nationally broadcast by PBS's "On Story." They are currently developing a dramatic series for Lionsgate/C4 London.

Sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka, Ingeniux, CTI BioPharma

Director: Ari Issler, Ben Snyder
Principal Cast: Victor Almanzar, Shirley Rumierk, Elizabeth Rodriguez, David Zayas, Julia Stiles
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Running Time: 80 minutes
Producer: Danny Mendoza, Joshua Blum, Gia Walsh, Kara Baker, Matthew Thurm
Screenplay: Ari Issler, Ben Snyder, Victor Almanzar
Cinematographers: Tim Gillis
Editors: Ray Hubley
Music: H. Scott Salinas
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: DCP
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