La Mission - Mission Street Rhapsody

Queer
Drama
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English
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A homage to the migrant ""Mission District"" in San Francisco A single parent in minority neighborhood finds him challenged when he discovers his son is gay. Invited to Sundance. Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) had to fight to survive and now he's a respected man throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful lowrider cars. A reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic, Che has worked hard to redeem his life and do right by his pride and joy: his only son, Jes, whom he has raised on his own after the death of his wife. Che's path to redemption is tested, however, when he discovers Jes is gay. To survive his neighborhood, Che has always lived with his fists. To survive as a complete man, he'll have to embrace a side of himself he's never shown. Written by Global Cinema. "LA MISSION is clearly a matter of the heart of the Bratt brothers." (nytimes.com)