Culture Connect Featured Event
Monday, October 22: A Better Life (English, 2011); Rated PG-13. Remarks by Dr. Diana P. Valencia, Professor of Spanish, University of Saint Joseph
Carlos Galindo works as a gardener with Blasco Martinez. Blasco wants to return to Mexico and continually tries to persuade Carlos to purchase his business from him. Carlos' son Luis is in high school and is dating Ruthie Valdez, the niece of a local gang leader. Luis regularly goes to her house after school where gang members congregate. Luis is embarrassed by his father and, although he does not wish to follow in his footsteps, has a hard time committing himself to his education. However, his relationship with Ruthie and his friendship with Facundo pushes him toward becoming a gang member.