Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre
Lupe Under the Sun2015. Mexico/USA. 78 min.
Director: Rodrigo Reyes Featuring: Daniel Muratalla
Long estranged from his family in Mexico, migrant laborer Lupe feels stuck in the monotony of daily life harvesting peaches in California’s Central Valley. Lupe finds relief through a beer-drenched camaraderie and a quiet love affair with fellow immigrant Gloria, but he soon becomes consumed with regret and missed opportunities. A film halfway between documentary and fiction, Lupe Under the Sun chronicles Lupe’s attempt to go home to Mexico one last time before it is too late. Inspired by the life of director Rodrigo Reyes’ own grandfather, the film embodies the struggles of immigrants in America. Discussion with director Rodrigo Reyes
Supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts