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LatinoBuzz: See Julie Carmen in ‘Dawn Patrol’ Opening Friday June 5th

LatinoBuzz: See Julie Carmen in 'Dawn Patrol' Opening Friday June 5th

Directed by Daniel Petrie Jr., “Dawn Patrol” marks the return to the big screen of one of the most important Latino talents of the past few decades, Julie Carmen.

Scott Eastwood stars as a young surfer-turned-Marine who must confront the consequences of his terrible decisions. In her “Dawn Patrol” portrayal as the enigmatic Laura River, Julie Carmen holds Scott Eastwood hostage as he recalls the twists and turns of how and why he murdered her son. Throughout the film they give alternate Rashomon-like accounts exposing the xenophobia and racism that rips a remote, multicultural surf city apart. Laura explodes with the rage and confusion of a mother confronting her child’s killer, and plots a haunting, lasting revenge.

“I was directed in a style inspired by Latin American magical realism and that contrasts with how Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson, Jeff Fahey, Kim Matula, and Chris Borchu tell their story, in an ultra realistic way. ” said Julie Carmen about working on “Dawn Patrol.

“During times such as ours, we need movies like ‘Dawn Patrol’ to dissect the consequences of killing rather than just use death as a plot point. We’re hoping to open a dialogue about xenophobia, racism, revenge and misogyny, which are dealt with head on. There are four fabulous female roles, all broken by violence but my character carries the rage.” she concluded.

Alchemy will release the film in select theaters on June 5th and it’ll hit iTunes a couple weeks after the theatrical release

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