Screening: A Better Life

Directed by Chris Weitz (United States, 2011)

Film Screening and Director's Talk

February 28, 2012

A Better Life (2011) Official Trailer - Demián Bichir

Event description 

The film will be followed by a discussion with director Chris Weitz.


Mexican actor Demián Bichir has been 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