“We Shall Remain” – Reviews of Episodes 1 and 2

I’m posting an overview and the reviews of episodes 1 and 2 of the American Experience series Benjamin Bratt is doing the narrating for, “We Shall Remain” (currently airing on PBS on Mondays) by writer Robert Schmidt.

Overviews of We Shall Remain
Reviews of After the Mayflower

Quality of After the Mayflower
Review of Tecumseh’s Vision

San Francisco International Film Festival: “La Mission”

I’m posting the links to some interesting reports about the screening of “La Mission” at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Bratts roll out ‘La Mission,’ hometown-style (a couple of pictures of Peter and Benjamin Bratt are included)
SFIFF: La Mission
Jason goes to the SF International Film Festival – opening night
Muni in the Movies: La Mission

Besides, here is the link to some very nice red carpet photos that Kati found at Getty Images:
Red Carpet Photos

And here are some from WireImage:
Benjamin Bratt at 2009 SFIFF’s Opening Night

Benjamin Bratt Among Prism Winners

Benjamin Bratt was honored for his performance in a Drama Multi-Episode Storyline (“The Cleaner”) category of the 2009 Prism Awards.

2009 Prism Awards Winners

Presented by the nonprofit Entertainment Industries Council, the Prisms praise productions that advance public awareness of substance abuse and mental-health issues.

The 12th Annual Prism Awards were presented on Thursday, April 2009, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. FX will air the ceremony on September 26 as part of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

Prism Awards Home

Peter & Benjamin Bratt’s “La Mission” Kicks Off the S.F. International Film Festival

The San Francisco Citizen blog features an entry about tonight’s opening of San Francisco International Film Festival.

Tonight: Benjamin Bratt’s “La Mission” Kicks Off the S.F. International Film Festival

I’m also posting (or re-posting :confused: ) an interview with Peter Bratt from this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Interview 09: Peter Bratt (La MISSION)

SF Film Festival Opens with Benjamin Bratt and La Mission

As “La Mission” will be screened tomorrow at the San Francisco International Film Festival, I’m sharing an interesting blog entry posted Rossiter Drake posted last week at 7×7.com.

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SF Film Festival Opens with Benjamin Bratt and La Mission

Perhaps best known as Det. Rey Curtis, the impossibly clean-cut, religiously devout homicide investigator who spent four seasons patrolling the Law & Order beat on NBC, Benjamin Bratt has lately shown off his darker side – first as a recovering junkie turned unorthodox sobriety counselor on A&E’s The Cleaner, and now as Che, a mostly reformed ex-con from San Francisco’s Mission District, in La Mission.

For Bratt, a San Francisco native whose three-year romance with Julia Roberts made him a temporary tabloid staple during the late ’90s, it seems only fitting that La Mission (directed by his brother, Peter) kicks off opening-night ceremonies for the city’s 52nd annual International Film Festival. Filmed on location over the course of 26 hectic days, the movie chronicles Che’s attempts to overcome his demons, and to accept his son’s homosexuality.

La Mission makes its West Coast debut on April 23 at the Castro Theatre. Both Bratt brothers, as well as cast members Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez and Talisa Soto-Bratt, will be in attendance, with a festive evening of live music, dancing and hors d’oeuvres to follow. For tickets, click here.

SF Film Festival Opens with Benjamin Bratt and La Mission | 7×7

“La Mission” Screenings

A short not to remind that “La Mission” will be screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival on Thursday, April 23, 2009, and the Independent Film Festival Boston on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

La Mission – San Francisco International Film Festival

Independent Film Festival Boston 2009: La Mission

San Francisco International Film Festival web site features the trailer of “La Mission,” too.

“La Mission” trailer

And here is an interesting interview with Peter and Benjamin Bratt discussing the motivation behind their “La Mission,” their experience growing up in the neighborhood, the inspiration for the character of Che and the difficulties marketing the film

Film Catcher – Interviews – The Bratt Bros

as well as another with the executive director of the San Francisco Film Society Graham Leggat (for those interested in what the San Francisco International Film Festival is about)

San Francisco Gears Up for 52nd Annual International Film Fest