“La Mission” Now Playing (May 29, 2010)

“La Mission” is now playing at these cities and theaters:

California:

Los Angeles

San Francisco

Bakersfield

Berkeley

Imperial

Madera

Modesto

Monterey

Palm Springs

Sacramento

Salinas

San Diego

San Jose

Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz

Santa Rosa

Watsonville

Woodland

Texas:

Austin

Dallas

Houston

El Paso

San Antonio

“Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales” Audie Award Winner

“Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales” (Benjamin Bratt narrated “The Wolf Queen” in it) won two Audie Awards, one as Audiobook of the Year and another as Best Multi-Voiced Performance.

The audiobook was also a finalist in the Distinguished Achievement in Production category.

National Day of Protest: Organizers’ & Activists’ Screening of “La Mission”

A community screening of “La Mission”for organizers and activists in support of the national day of protests is scheduled this Sunday, May 30th at 1 pm, at AE England Bldg (424 N Central Ave at Taylor St., Phoenix, AZ 85004).

To guarantee your seat, RSVP to: rsvpLaMission@gmail.com

Please feel free to bring your families, but note that this film is rated R and anyone under 17 will not be admitted without a parent or guardian.

Please stay after the film to join in a discussion with community leaders.

Supporting Organizations:

Presente.org – www.presente.org
NDLON (National Day Laborer Organizing Network) – www.ndlon.org/
Cesar Chavez Foundation – www.chavezfoundation.org/
NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) – www.nalip.org
NALAC (National Association of Latino Arts & Culture) – www.nalac.org
Mexican Heritage Corporation – www.mhcviva.org/
San Jose Mexican Heritage and Mariachi Festival – sanjosemariachifestival.com/
Puente Arizona – www.puenteaz.org/

Benjamin and Peter Bratt posted a letteron “La Mission” Facebook page, referring to immigration policies enacted in Arizona.

Letter from Ben and Peter Re: Arizona

Benjamin & Peter Bratt, Grand Marshals of San Francisco Carnaval 2010

Benjamin and Peter Bratt are going to be the Grand Marshals of San Francisco Carnaval 2010. They will be in “La Mission” grandstand seating for the Parade, Sunday May 30, 9 am.

A message from Benjamin and Peter Bratt can be viewed on San Francisco Carnaval web site and on YouTube:

San Francisco Carnaval

2010 SF Carnaval PSA

Besides, “La Mission” merchandise (hats, short and long sleeve shirt and posters) will be available at “La Mission” booth on Saturday, May 29, and Sunday, May 30, from 9-5, on Harrison Street between 18th and 19th.

Interviews with Benjamin Bratt

On May 8, GoodPrattle.com published an interview with Benjamin and Peter Bratt:

‘La Mission’ star Benjamin Bratt and writer/director Peter Bratt

Out.com features an interview with Benjamin, too, dating to May 14:

Catching Up With Benjamin Bratt

Finally, here is the link to an audio clip of an interview with Benjamin and Peter Bratt dating to April 9:

Hosokinema.com > La Mission: Audio

“La Mission” in Modesto, CA

As “La Mission” was released in Modesto, CA, last weekend and Benjamin and Peter Bratt did Q&A’s after showings at The State Theatre there, The Modesto Bee ran an article on the movie:

Filmmakers had tough time getting ‘La Mission’ made

Besides, they also explain how “La Mission” got to be released in Modesto:

Facebook effort brings film, Benjamin Bratt to Modesto

Photos from the Q&A session with Benjamin and Peter Bratt are to be found on “La Mission” Facebook page and The Modesto Bee web site:

La MISSION – Q&A Celebration

Bratt Brothers visit Modesto

The Modesto Bee also features a video and and audio clip (mind that the audio clip is about 10 minutes longer than the video clip) from the Q&A session:

On a ‘Mission’: Bratt brothers play to packed Modesto house