Mexican actor Demián Bichir was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor (2012) for his role in “A Better Life,” which critics have given stellar reviews. Bichir stars as Carlos, an unassuming, hard-working undocumented East L.A. gardener who wants above all to provide his American-born son with a better life. The New York Times praises the authenticity of the film for showing Los Angeles as “the real deal instead of a tourist’s postcard” commenting that “in one memorable scene Carlos rides in a truck and watches as its richly diverse, multi-everything population races by.” 110 minutes. English and Spanish.
“It’s straight, true and heartbreaking, a masterstroke of raw emotional minimalism.” — Amy Biancolli, The Houston Chronicle
The film will be followed by a discussion with director Chris Weitz.
Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 pm
145 Dwinelle Hall
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