The National Museum of the American Indian organized a screening of “La Mission” at the Rasmuson Theater in Washington DC. The event is set for October 9, 2009, at 7 pm. Hopefully,someone anyone living in Washington DC or visiting it around that day can go and see the film.
“Dinner and a Movie: La MISSION
Friday, October 9, 2009, 7 p.m.
The museum’s Zagat-rated Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe will offer a full menu and Latin-inspired tapas from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
La MISSION starring Benjamin Bratt (2009, 117 min.)
Set in the colorful San Francisco district that bears its name, La MISSION is a story of redemption imbued with the curative power of Aztec tradition. Respected as the baddest Chicano on the block, Che (Benjamin Bratt) is a reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic who lives for his beloved son Jesse, his lifelong friends, and his passion for lowrider cars. His macho world is crushed when he discovers that Jesse has been living a secret life. A relationship with his neighbor Lena challenges Che to reconcile his violent past and the choices he’s made. La MISSION is a haunting story of healing and transformation. Moderated discussion with filmmakers Peter and Benjamin Bratt follows the screening.
Admission for the screening is free, but reservations are required. Reservation does not ensure a seat; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration begins September 15, 2009.”