Amigos del cine Latinoamericano is back!
This Fall: The Amigos del Cine organizers' Top Picks -
Las favoritas de los organizadores de Amigos del Cine
Day: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Under The Same Moon / La Misma Luna
Dir. Director: Patricia Riggen – 2008
Surely one of my favorites ! a smart script, good acting.
It's a simple - well told - story about the powerful bond between a mother and child -
For some of us, immigrants by choice, not by force, the topic of immigration is very close to our hearts and minds. “Under the same moon” is one of my favorite films. I like this movie because it presents the realities of illegal immigration in a very simple and yet powerful way. This is a simple movie that tells a simple story: a child’s journey in search for her mother who has gone to US to build a better life for both of them. Regardless of your political views on immigration, this is a wonderful and very human story. It brings laughter, sadness, and a sincere sense of happiness into an enjoyable, movie-going experience. Martha
Great film! Don't miss it!
When the death of his grandmother leaves young Carlitos alone, he takes his fate into his own hands and heads north across the border to find his mother. As he journeys from his rural Mexican village to the L.A. barrio, Carlitos faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles with a steely determination and unfettered optimism that earn him the grudging respect and affection of a reluctant protector, a middle-aged migrant worker named Enrique. The unlikely pair finds their way from Tucson to East L.A., but the only clue Carlitos has to his mother's whereabouts is her description of the street corner from which she has called him each Sunday for the last four years. Unaware that Rosario is just hours away from returning to Mexico to be with her son, Carlitos and Enrique desperately comb the vast, unfamiliar city for a place he has seen only in his imagination.
Free and open to the public
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