La Mission

"Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera has always had to be tough to survive."

La Mission is a 2009 drama film directed and written by Peter Bratt. Starring in it are Benjamin Pratt, Christopher Borgzinner, and Alex Hernandez. Filming took place in San Francisco, CA. The film explores sexuality and violence among the Latino community. A different perspective into American Hispanic culture is depicted. The story lies in the main characters, Che Rivera and his son, Jes. Che Rivera, is a single father raising his adolescent son. Che, is a recovering alcoholic and an ex-inmate who has been released from jail. When his son comes out as gay, Che is tested on whether he can remain sober and whether his path towards redeeming his life can continue in the right direction. Che's true strength is tested throughout the film.

Surviving in the Mission District in San Francisco proves to be a test of how strong one can be. Survival is essential in this community. In the Mission District barrio, Che has learned to survive by his powerful strength and masculinity, which has earned him respect. He hopes his son will be able to follow in his steps and stay away from trouble. Upon coming out as gay, the Latino culture's beliefs are shown regarding acceptance.

R
| 2009 | 1 hr 57 min | 7.1/10
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Peter Bratt
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English
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