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Movie Pick: Sangre de Mi Sangre

Movie Pick: Sangre de Mi Sangre

Pedro (Jorge Adrian Espindola) on a mission with Magda (Paola Mendoza)

My favorite film from New Directors/New Films 2007, “Sangre de Mi Sangre” (Blood of My Blood) (originally titled “Padre Neustro”) won the grand jury prize at Sundance earlier that year. I love seeing solid story-telling from a first-time director, in this case, Christopher Zalla. Per the film’s notes: “A Mexican boy smuggles himself to Brooklyn to meet his long-lost father – only to have his identity stolen upon arrival by an impostor who seeks to steal the fathers’ fortune.”

I asked Ryan from IFC why it took so long to open. “we picked up the film last year but by the time we did we had so many obligations that it had to wait til now but i actually think it’s a good time for it,” he responded, via Blackberry I presume.

The film opens at the cool, comfortable IFC Center. For troglodytes and out-of-towners, it’s available on IFC in Theaters from On Demand.

Theaters that have been confirmed to date:

May 16
IFC Center – New York, NY

May 23
Sunset 5 – West Los Angeles, CA
Playhouse – Pasadena, CA
South Coast Village – Santa Ana, CA
Jackson -Jackson Heights, NY
Coliseum – Washington Heights, NY

July 6
Bijou @ The Crossroads – San Antonio, TX
Gas Lamp – San Diego,CA

July 20
Cinema Latino – FT. Worth, TX
Cinema Latino – Pasadena, TX
Cinema Latino – Aurora, CO
Cinema Latino – Phoenix, AZ

July 11
Music Box – Chicago, IL

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