Freedom Folks

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sundancestroke Film Festival

Source: AP/Yahoo!

Please, please, please let me preface this by saying that I have not seen this movie, and I am not proferring a review of its merits. I do, however, already have questions about its premise, just from the one-sentence synopsis in this article.

Writer-director Christopher Zalla's debut film "Padre Nuestro" is the story of a Mexican youth (Jorge Adrian Espindola) who sneaks into the United States to find the father (Jesus Ochoa) he never met, only to have his identity usurped by a conniving fellow illegal immigrant (Armando Hernandez) he meets along the way.
Because that's a HUGE problem -- illegal aliens stealing the identity of other illegal aliens once they manage to sneak into the country. Thank goodness the script wasn't about something you'd have a hard time believing like, oh, I don't know, an illegal alien stealing the identity of a citizen and committing Social Security fraud.

May I suggest a prize of resting in a cool, dark room with the frequent application of cold compresses to the forehead, and an extra large aloe plant?

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