A Better Life

Director:   Chris Weitz
Year:   2011
Language:   Spanish with some dialogue in English
Time:   98 minutes

A Mexican immigrant struggles to make a life in Los Angles for his teenaged son and himself. The son is drawn to local immigrant gang life and puts their future in peril. Demiam Bichir received an Academy Award nomination as best actor in the role of the father.

Rated PG-13 for some violence, language and drug use.

Post-film discussion led by Rebecca Ayraud.


About the director Chris Weitz.

Other background on the film.

A selection of reviews of the film.