IFC Films | Release Date: January 29, 2010
Summary: Falling Awake tells the powerful story of Jay, a young Latino musician in the Bronx who struggles to find his identity in a home crowded with family members and a neighborhood of loyal friends and dangerous enemies. After he meets the beautiful Manhattanite Alessandra, his determination to reach toward a wider world and realize his musical dreams becomes even stronger. But he is tied by loyalty to his friends and to his ex-Marine brother, and by the expectations of his frustrated, angry father. As Jay fights to break free of the cycles of anger and violence that grip his life and his neighborhood, he learns that only love can help him grasp his elusive chance at happiness, and comes to a new understanding that helps him take the long, uncertain leap into his future. (IFC Films)
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Runtime: 110 min
Rating: Rated R for pervasive language, some violence and brief sexual content.
Production: CinemaLab
Genres: Thriller, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Agustin Director
Writer Credit
Agustin Screenplay
Doug Klozzner Screenplay
Michael Baez Screenplay
Cast Credit
Alessandra Ramos Meri
Danny Pennacchi Latin Club Goer
Eunice Anderson Grandma
Flaco Navaja Mafi
Gurdeep Singh Pakistani Man
J.D. Williams D-Money
Jazmine Bezerra Hot Party Goer
Jenna Dewan Alessandra
Julie Carmen Angela
Karin Duseva Dancer
Maria Diaz Business Women
Michael Rivera Lucho
Nestor Serrano Lazaro
Nicholas Gonzalez Eddie
Ramon Fernandez Papo
Producer Credit
Andrew Adelson Producer
Armando Castro III Production Executive
Isaac Wilkins Line Producer
Jean-Raphael Ambron Assistant Line Producer
Raul Alarcon Jr. Executive Producer
Straw Weisman Supervising Producer