Feature | 1h 45min | TFT CENTERPIECE (Drama, Fiction)
US Release Year: 2021
Actor: Moises Arias; Mateo Arias; Daniel Dae Kim; Kali Uchis; Ashley Jackson;
Director: Esteban Arango
Producer: Charles King; Poppy Hanks; Erick Castrillon; Ty Walker
Screenplay: Erick Castrillon; Esteban Arango
We’re delighted to show the debut feature by TFT alumni Esteban Arango (2016). The film premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was theatrically released earlier this year by Vertical Entertainment.
On the cusp of the year 2000, Colombian brothers Carly (Mateo Arias) and Mateo (Moises Arias) prepare to move to the United States for their last years of high school. Metalhead Carly has his heart set on attending the Georgia Aerospace Institute and working for NASA, while his supportive parents (Diane Guerrero and Wilmer Valderrama) seize the chance to escape the political turmoil in Colombia and chase the American Dream. At first, Mateo is the only one to express any cynicism, but when the reality of their new life sinks in, the family struggles to adapt as their expectations are shattered. When events threaten to derail their future, Carly’s dream becomes his only lifeline.
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