Songs from “La Mission” on iTunes

The songs composed and arranged for “La Mission” which runs throughout the movie are available from iTunes as well as Round Whirled Records. To buy them, go to

iTunes – Songs from La Mission or

Round Whirled Records – Songs from La Mission

Moreover, there is also the original motion picture soundtrack composed by Mark Kilian and released by Lakeshore Records available from iTunes and

iTunes – La Mission (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – La Mission (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Don’t forget to buy “La Mission” on DVD from Screen Media Films or, or rent it from Netflix

“Follow Me Home” at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

“Follow Me Home” will be screened at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Friday, September 24, 2010, at 7 pm, with an introduction and Q&A with Peter Bratt and Jesse Borrego.

The movie – directed by Peter Bratt and starring Benjamin Bratt and Jesse Borrego – was never released to the general public and shown only in limited, pre-coordinated venues, so this is a great opportunity to see it for those interested and being in the Indianapolis area at the time it will be screened, in my opinion.

Follow Me Home With Filmmaker Peter Bratt

La MISSION the Movie

I went up to Box Office Mojo today to check how “La Mission” did and discovered it has grossed about 1,063,000 US$. It may not sound like much, but I think it is: remember that “La Mission” a small independent movie, whose promotion was mainly a word-of-mouth one.

I’d like to share a letter that Benjamin and Peter Bratt and Alpita Patel posted on “La Mission” Facebook page:

“Whaddup, La Mission Familia!
As we end an unbelievable 4 month theatrical run and launch the release of the DVD of La Mission today, August 10th, we wanted to thank all of you friends and fans for sharing your time, support and honest feedback with us over these last several months.

Independent films created outside …the Hollywood system are difficult to make, and even harder to distribute. And if the film is about people of color, it’s an even tougher road. Global Cinema Distribution and Screen Media Ventures, the small independent companies that distributed La MISSION, didn’t have a great deal of money to spend on marketing, but that didn’t keep you all from coming out to support it. Because of your passionate response to the film, you spread the word to your friends and relatives, allowing La MISSION to play in over 25 cities, and in almost 100 theaters around the country.

Pitted against big budget summer blockbusters, small independent films like La MISSION aren’t expected to last more than a week in theaters. But you proved the conventional wisdom wrong. In fact, earlier last month, we reached a milestone that not many indie films achieve: La MISSION hit the million dollar mark at the box office! And while this amount doesn’t pay all the bills, it does send a message that there is an audience for films about complex people and from various cultures andcommunities like ours.

Although traveling with the film to do 3 Q&A’s per day (sometimes 6!) was exhausting, we wouldn’t change a thing. We loved the discussions and sometimes heated debates that the film provoked, and hope you walked away with at least a sense of being entertained, if not inspired.

As the film reaches a wider audience through DVD and BLU-RAY, we will continue to keep you updated on upcoming events, a soon-to-be released oldies soundtrack, and special screenings like the one in September with acclaimed Professor and author, Dr. Cornell West.

Remember that the DVD is available EVERYWHERE starting today, August 10th, and you can order directly at this link:

In Gratitude and Appreciation, Peter, Benjamin and Alpita”

I think that the Bratt brothers, Alpita Patel and all “La Mission” cast and crew are to be thanked not only for their work on the movie, but also for their willingness to travel with it and answer its audience’s questions in Q&A sessions.

Where to buy “La Mission” on DVD in San Francisco and the Bay Area

For everyone in San Francisco and the Bay Area, here is a list of places you can get the La MISSION DVD:

Barnes & Nobles stores
Walmart stores

Video Wave of Noe Valley1431-A CASTRO STREET

Video Droid1901 MENDOCINO AVESanta Rosa

Bette’s Flick586 MAGNOLIA AVELarkspur

Silver Screen Video (with 8 convenient Bay area locations to serve you)·
409 3RD STREET San Rafael·
202 NORTHGATE ONE Terra Linda/Santa Rosa·
3850 GRAND AVE Oakland·
105-A NORTH MCDOWELL Petaluma·
459 MILLER AVE Mill Valley·
3010 EL CERRITO PLAZA El Cerrito

The movie is also available on

Songs From “La Mission”

A new CD including a series of songs composed and arranged for the film which runs throughout the movie. The CD produced by Greg Landau features Mission musicians John Santos, Orlando Torriente, Camilo Landau and Oakland’s soulful Josh Jones, Bryan Dyer, Michelle Jacques, Geoff Brennan, Jesus Diaz and Marty Wehner.

Round Whirled Records: Songs from La Mission