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May 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Welcome to the World

With René Peñaloza

Welcome to the World is a personal immigrant story about a father and a son reunited in New York City after ten years of separation. Shot entirely in Brooklyn with non-professional actors, the film follows them in their first day together: a breakfast in a typical American diner, a late visit to a Mexican tacos bar, and the first night in the father´s apartment. Each location expresses the boundaries between Mexican and American culture, but also the nostalgia that entails the immigrant experience. While the father believes his son will follow his steps in becoming a taxi driver, the young man distantly observes his new world and a father that seems a stranger after so many years. A personal and moving insight into the struggles between a boy and his lost father as they attempt to carry on their displaced lives.

Join us for the premiere of Welcome to the World a short narrative about fractured families and immigration presented by PentaPichichi Productions. Prepare for a night of live Mexican music, including remainders from the late Bachelor Sound Machín. There will also be a lively discussion with director of Casa Puebla, lubricated by beer and tacos at Mexico City prices!

(…and Free tacos from 6 to 7pm…)

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Date
May 24, 2009
Time
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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