Claudia Zevallos and Tony Plana star in 'A Snowy Day In Oakland'
Claudia Zevallos and Tony Plana star in the film 'A Snowy Day In Oakland', which opens in US theaters on Friday 17.
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“A psychologist from San Francisco decides to end a stalled romance with her high-profile psychiatrist boyfriend and business partner. She moves on with her life by opening her own practice in a vacant office space in the middle of a small commercial block located across the bay in Oakland, turning the predominantly African American and psychologically ignored neighborhood on its emotional ear,” reads the synopsis of the film opening in theaters nationwide.
Nicole Ari Parker ("And Just Like That"), Loretta Devine (Crash, “Grey’s Anatomy”), and Deon Cole ("Blackish") are joining the cast. They are all joined by Cuban Actor Tony Plana (very well-known for his performance in the production 'Ugly Betty') and Peruvian actress Claudia Zevallos (‘Tyson's Run’).
“I play the role of Ángélica Salgado, she is a young woman full of illusions, dreams, she is a hard worker, and she loves her family, her father, her community very much, and there is not a single day in which she does not value the sacrifice that her parents have done by bringing her to the United States to become true the American dream,” Zevallos told AL DÍA.
In conversation with AL DÍA, the well-known Cuban actor pointed out that "part of what we older people experience, many times, is that we have finished life and there is nothing to live for, and so this character represents the realization that even if you have challenges you have to find reasons to live, and (he) wants to live for his daughter, that marriage he wants for his daughter, for his grandchildren and for himself. Although you threaten his health, it is necessary to fight to live and to succeed in the goals that one considers important in his life. At the same time, he has that dilemma of national and cultural identity and balancing those two - being American and also being Latin American and how - for me it is very important because it teaches us that it is possible to integrate the two identities into one”.
The script of the film has been written by Kim Bass who has also served as director. The film will hit US theaters on Friday 17.