SOURCE: Foxy Films

September 16, 2008 16:42 ET

Female Director Celia Fox Breaks Stereotypes and Blows Audiences Away With Powerful Film "Days of Wrath"

Premiering at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, September 17th, 2008 at 7:15PM

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - Take a moment and try to think of as many female directors as you can who've established themselves as big names in Hollywood. Sadly you can probably count them on one hand. The few who have broken through the male dominated world of film directing have made some of the most original and groundbreaking films of our time. Another name added to this short but impressive list is Celia Fox, as screenings of her latest film "Days of Wrath" ( are generating the kind of buzz and audience response every director dreams of.

Set in Los Angeles, "Days of Wrath" tells the story of a war between Latino and Black gangs raging throughout the city; as it involves a widely diverse group, showing us how interconnected our lives truly are. Think "Crash" but intensely honest and raw, or "Boys in the Hood" but with more compassion for its subjects and a sincere desire to find understanding in the madness. These comparisons all fall short of describing how truly affecting and arresting this film has been for audiences. The kind of buzz this film is generating is staggering, and would make big-budget studio films jealous.

Even more impressive is the cast of heavyweights Celia was able to attract; through her own passion she single handedly raised the funds to bring these actors on board. The impressive list includes Jeffery Dean Morgan, Wilmer Valderrama, Ana Claudia Talancon, Jesse Garcia, Amber Valletta, Lupe Ontiveros, Ricardo Antonio Chavira, David Banner, with Taye Diggs and Laurence Fishburne, in a chilling role that will leave its mark. This film will no doubt have an impact on culture, and cause us to question our world of entertainment and look at the media in a whole new light.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where it's novel that Celia Fox is a female director, and not simply a director who has made a wonderful film. Some may even say that she has made a "man's film," but those who watch "Days of Wrath," will see Celia Fox approach this topic with an unflinching eye that captures the extremely raw brutality and the harsh reality of human nature.

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