Mi Vida Loca + Q&A with Allison Anders (Director)

Directed by: Allison Anders
USA | 92 minutes
Screenings
Prince Charles Cinema
Sun 30th Sep 18:45
Q&A with Allison Anders (Director)

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Mousie (Seidy Lopez) and Sad Girl (Angel Aviles) are two Mexican-American gang members in Echo Park, LA, who have been best friends since childhood. Their loyalty to the gang and one another is put to the test when Sad Girl betrays Mousie, by sleeping with her boyfriend. Drugs, murder, and tragedy seek to further re-define the state of their friendship. Allison Anders’s third feature continued her interest in America's southern borderlands and the Mexican-American experience, while moving into the heart of LA gangland culture. Featuring the likes of Salma Hayek and Danny Trejo in small roles, Anders otherwise used an assortment of non-actors from the Echo Park area. Critically-acclaimed at the time of its release, the film failed to find a wide audience, but with its focus upon the urban experience of young Mexican-American women it is ripe for rediscovery in these times of Trumpian chauvinism. Rohan Crickmar
Runtime
92
Cast
Angel Aviles
Seidy Lopez
Jacob Vargas
Jesse Borrego
Marlo Marron
Country
USA
Director(s)
Allison Anders
Writer(s)
Allison Anders
Producer(s)
Carl Colpaert
Daniel Hassid
William Ewart
Executive Producer(s)
Colin Calendar
Christof Henkle
Screening Status
Other