Director Peter Bratt's La Mission
opens Friday in New York and Los Angeles.
La Mission premiered to rave
reviews at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and
opened last year's Outfest, Los Angeles' gay and lesbian film
festival. (The Hollywood Reporter ran with the clever
headline: It takes two Bratts to kick-start Outfest.)
In the middle of the Hispanic San
Francisco district of La Mission, Che Rivera (played by Benjamin
Bratt, Law and Order) is the baddest Chicano on the block. A
hard knocks life lived behind prison bars and Tequila shots, Che
struggles on for his beloved son, Jesse.
Che's macho world is crushed when he
discovers that Jesse is gay. He responds to the revelation by
violently severing all ties with his son.
La Mission is the story of how a
proud father and a lost son mend their relationship, breaking with
the violence of the past.
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