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Cine Las Americas

  • AFS Cinema 6406 N I H 35 3100 Austin, TX 78752 USA (map)

Thursday, May 2, 8:00pm

AFS Cinema

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USA, Drama/Immigration, 2019
108 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the news in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. His father, Balthazar, is an undocumented busboy on the top floor in the Windows on the World restaurant. Three weeks pass, and there is no word from Balthazar. No telephone calls, money orders, or hope that he is alive. As the family grieves, feeling the emotional and financial toll of their absent patriarch, Fernando’s distraught mother swears she sees her husband on news footage — escaping from the building alive. Heroic Fernando decides to take the epic journey from Mexico to New York City to find his father and save his family. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

Regional Premiere


Producer: Robert Mailer Anderson, Vicangelo Bulluck, Edward James Olmos, Mary Miner, Nicola Miner
Production Companies: UpCal Entertainment
Screenwriter: Robert Mailer Anderson, Zack Anderson
Cinematographer: Reynaldo Villalobos
Editor: Dylan Quirt
Sound Design: Myron Nettinga
Music: David Russo
Cast: Ryan Guzman, Chelsea Gilligan, Edward James Olmos, Glynn Turman, Julie Carmen

Print Source: Jai Wilson,

Earlier Event: April 16
Boston International Film Festival
Later Event: May 7
SF Film Society/SFJAZZ