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A Better Life (2011)

Directed by Chris Weitz. Cast: Demian Bichir, Jose Julian, Joaquin Cosio, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo. Carlos Galindo, a gardener in East L.A., always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the U.S. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give him the opportunities he never had. A story that follows father and son as they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream. 98 min. Online Access through LFLFCCredits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Cohen, David S. "A Better Life." Script , Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p38-42, 5p Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Haun, Harry. "Sueno Americano." Film Journal International, Jun2011, Vol. 114 Issue 6, p12-15, 4p; Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Kozlowski, Carl "Spotlighting the Undocumented." Progressive; Oct2011, Vol. 75 Issue 10, p38-39, 2p
Toumarkine, Doris. "A Better Life." Film Journal International, Jul2011, Vol. 114 Issue 7, p89-90, 2p Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only

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