Session 38
Saturday, April 20, 8:00pm – 9:50pm
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston
Emilio                                                102min

Emilio is the soulful tale of a young man (19 years) who
leaves his village in Mexico looking for his kidnapped
sister. His journey leads him to Los Angeles, where we
see the city through the eyes of a penniless illegal
immigrant on a desperate quest.

The City of Angels itself becomes in a sense the
second character of this movie as Emilio's
needle-in-a-haystack search takes him through the
gritty contasts of Skid Row, East L.A., Echo Park,
Watts, Torrance, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, and the
West Hollywood hills. The panorama of characters he
encounters include Mexican day laborers, drug
dealers, transients, skateboarders, disco queens,
actors, and upwardly mobile socialites constituting at
once a searing social criticism and celebration of a city.

As it moves towards its inexorable conclusion, this
coming of age story comes into its own above all as an
heroic portrait of determination.
CAST: Walter Perez, Danny Martinez, Alejandro Patino
Wendell Wright and Zack: Ryan McTavish

Country: Mexico / USA


Melvin gives useless dating advice to his
three-year-old son. He teaches him to dress well, act
with confidence and spend time in the right places.
Everything goes horribly wrong, until Melvin meets
Mary, an attractive single mother. After a clumsy
romantic advance, Melvin is shot down and forced to
reconsider his role as romance expert.

Director: Burleigh Smith
Country: Australia