JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD WINNER | BEST FEMALE LEAD NOMINATION

FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

FIPRESCI Prize and SIGNIS Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2017
Special Award, Feroz Awards, 2018

“A powerfully executed, richly human study of the challenges facing a black working-class family.”
– Jonathan Romney, ScreenDaily

“A heartbreaking performance by Regina Williams… a first-timer and an utter revelation in one of the most compelling performances of the year.”
– Nick James, Sight and Sound

SYNOPSIS

In his remarkable second feature, Spanish-born filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza follows-up his debut drama Aquí y allá with another sensitive portrait of a struggling family. Stressed by her job in a diner, single mother Regina (Regina Williams) is raising her two children in northern Florida. When her 14-year-old son Andrew (Andrew Bleechington) has another brush with the law, she worries he’ll wind up in prison like his father. Méndez Esparza employs documentary-style realism in this snapshot of race, class and the bonds of family in contemporary America.

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FILMMAKER APPEARANCES

11 JANUARY

22 DECEMBER

7 DECEMBER

30 NOVEMBER

27 NOVEMBER

9 NOVEMBER

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26 OCTOBER

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Miami, FL

Houston, TX

Omaha, NE

Salt Lake City, UT

Albuquerque, NM

Bellingham, WA

Seattle, WA

Santa Monica, CA

Oakland, CA

San Rafael, CA

San Francisco, CA

Pasadena, CA

New York, NY

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New York – FILM FORUM
Wednesday, Oct. 24 & Thursday, Oct. 25  •  7:00pm
In Person: Filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza & Star Regina Williams

San Francisco –  ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE
Friday, Oct. 26  •  6:30pm
In Person: Filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza

San Rafael – SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER
Saturday, Oct. 27  •  7:30pm
In Person: Filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza

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