Lupe Under the Sun

  • Abuelos Abuelos


Home Viewing Fri, Oct 16
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Rodrigo Reyes Retrospective
Human Rights
Release Year:2016
Runtime:78 min
Director:Rodrigo Reyes
Executive Producer:Inti Cordera
Mario Alcalá Russi
Producer:Su Kim
Justin Chin
Pablo Mondragón
Cinematographer:Justin Chin
Screenwriter:Rodrigo Reyes
Editor:Manuel Tsingaris
Composer:Pablo Mondragón
Principal Cast:Daniel Muratalla
Ana Muratalla



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Live Q&A Sunday, October 18 at 5:30pm.

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The first-ever retrospective of award-winning Mexican-American director, screenwriter, and producer Rodrigo Reyes. Members of Reyes’s creative team, acclaimed film critics, guest programmers, film funders and scholars will join us during the festival to celebrate his deeply moving, insightful and uncompromising cinematic voice.

Rodrigo Reyes

Reyes’s films have screened in over 50 film festivals around the world. Named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine, he was the recipient of the 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow at MacDowell Colony, the 2017 National Mediamaker Fellowship by the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), the Spotlight on Storytellers Award from the Sundance Institute, as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship and Creative Capital Award. Rodrigo’s work has received the support of Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute, California Humanities Council, Film Independent, IFP Narrative and Documentary Labs, the Berkeley Film Foundation, the Bay Area Video Coalition, the Mexican Film Institute, and ITVS Open Call.

Screening with the short film Abuelos.

About Lupe Under the Sun

Lupe Under the Sun is a neorealist film following an aging migrant worker living in California, who longs to return to Mexico before it is too late. Featuring a cast of nonprofessional actors, real farmworkers and authentic locations, Lupe Under the Sun tackles issues of depression, homesickness and the immigrant myth of the American Dream.

Long estranged from his family in Michoaca´n, migrant laborer Lupe finds relief from the backbreaking work of harvesting peaches in California’s Central Valley through camaraderie and a quiet love affair with fellow immigrant Gloria. Soon the stability of his daily routine begins to crack under the weight of a life scarred with regret and missed opportunities. Filmed in a classic neorealist style, director Rodrigo Reyes’s deeply moving debut fiction feature, inspired by the life of his own grandfather, is at once an intimately drawn meditation on life’s missed chances and a tale of the universal struggles of immigrants. Winner of Film Independent’s Canon Filmmaker Award, Reyes’s unforgettable film heralds the arrival of an important new voice in American cinema.

Alejado durante mucho tiempo de su familia en Michoacán, el trabajador migrante Lupe encuentra alivio del agotador trabajo de cosechar duraznos en el Valle Central de California a través de la camaradería y una tranquila historia de amor con su compañera inmigrante Gloria. Pronto la estabilidad de su rutina diaria comienza a romperse bajo el peso de una vida marcada por el pesar, problemas de salud y las oportunidades perdidas. Filmada en un estilo neorrealista clásico, el largometraje de ficción profundamente conmovedor del director Rodrigo Reyes, inspirado en la vida de su propio abuelo, es a la vez una meditación íntimamente dibujada sobre las oportunidades perdidas de la vida y una historia de las luchas universales de los inmigrantes. Ganadora del Canon Filmmaker Award de Film Independent, la inolvidable película de Reyes confirma su extraordinaria voz creativa.

In this year when we cannot gather in person, and when you, our valued audience, cannot come to Cine Latino, Cine Latino will come to you - as CINE LATINO AT HOME / EN CASA! Cine Latino, the region’s only showcase of Latin American and Ibero cinema, features a rich tapestry of narrative and documentary films from across the globe from some of the world’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming Spanish- and Portuguese-language filmmakers.

Included Shorts

Abuelos (9min) More