La Mission at Sundance Film Festival 2009, part 2

La Mission (aka Mission Street Rhapsody) screening time and locations at Sundance Film Festival 2009 are as follows:

  • Mon. Jan 19 8:30 p.m. – LAMIS19PN Prospector Square Theatre, Park City
  • Wed. Jan 21 2:30 p.m. – LAMIS21LA Library Center Theatre, Park City
  • Fri. Jan 23 noon – LAMIS23ED Egyptian Theatre, Park City
  • Sat. Jan 24 9:45 p.m. – LAMIS24BN Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC.

Hopefully, someone can go and see it and report back.

Here is  the movie page at the festival web site:

La Mission

And here is the link to a blog entry that doesn’t say anything new about La Mission, if compared to what already appears on the Sundance Festival web site, but it displays a picturee of Benjamin from the movie:

8 thoughts on “La Mission at Sundance Film Festival 2009, part 2”

  1. Ben,
    I will be attending the Friday (23rd) screening. Will you, or any of the other actors, be attending?
    Im looking forward to seeing the movie…a big fan of “Blood in, Blood out”.
    I live in Albuquerque, N.M. and frequently run into Jimmy Santiago Baca.

  2. Besides “La Mission” having its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (which is in itself a good reason for its director and some cast members to attend the screening, IMHO), Ben will be in Park City, UT, for a reading related to “The People Speak: Voices of a People’s History of the United States” on January 22, 2009, and to participate in a discussion panel along with Peter Bratt (Writer/Director), cast members Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez and Jesse Borrego, and John Amaechi (Consulting Producer) on January 20, 2009.

    So though I can’t say if there will be something like a Q&A on that occasion, my guess is that Ben will be there for the screening of “La Mission”.

    And, please, be back here and share your thoughts about the film once you’ve seen it, Tim. :happy:

  3. I saw La Mission with my girlfriend at Sundance 2009 and it is brilliant, touching, beautifully filmed, powerful and inspiring. Benjamin Bratt and Erika Alexander give excellent performances, and the young star of the film is a plesure to watch. Peter Bratt has created a moving message about tolerance and the price of violence in our society. The film not only shines a light on homophobia and machismo in the Latino community and the same can be said about the African American community.

  4. I saw La Mission on Saturday night and thought it was a very powerful movie. It was disturbing, touching, heartfelt, extremely well acted. I loved the music, art, religious overtones, the cars, the comedy,but especially Benjamin Bratt. He is an amazing actor, that gives a very moving performance as the father of Jesse. I can totally relate to the character of Che and his homophobia. I’m not a gay basher, but I am against gay rights, and the subject of gayness is a little hard to swallow. I know that’s probably not a popular thing to say in this day and age, but I thought Peter Bratt did an excellent job of bringing it out in the film in a way that made you feel sympathetic for the boy and his secret, as well as his father and seeing the hopes and dreams he had for him and his posterity vanish.

  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about La Mission, Lori. The opinions about a movie from a member of the public who’s seen it are always valuable.

    Reading your words made me think of a couple of things.

    In my opinion, what you said about gay rights is something that many people think but won’t easily admit thinking in a world where political correctness reigns. Personally, I’m not at ease when the fight for gay rights goes to extremes (I dream of a world where belonging to an ethnic or sexual minority is just another way to be, to be neither proud nor ashamed of, or – if this sounds better – to be neither played up nor played down/hidden). So praise goes to Peter Bratt for bringing a topic that is hard to swallow out in the film, trying to be non-judgmental and make you feel sympathetic with both sides (the boy and his father).

    Then, if I had children, I wonder if I would be able to stay away from hopes and dreams for them (I strongly doubt I could) and how I would react if their life took a different turn from the one I had hoped or dreamed for them.

  6. Ben,
    I look forward to checking out the movie. I wish I was around to be part of the filming. I am interested in becoming part of the Film Industry to participate any future roles you may have in the works for the near future.
    I am 35 years old Chicano, Music Producer, Rapper Artist, Photographer.
    Born and Raised here in the Bay Area. I have some ideas as well.

    Take care & God bless.


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