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WATCH: “A Better Life” Trailer
A Better Life
(2011, United States, dir.: Chris Weitz)

Chris Weitz directs this affecting drama about an illegal immigrant who struggles to give his teenage son a better life by working as a gardener in Los Angeles. Determined to move out of the city in order to get his son away from gangs and into a decent school, the devoted father comes into possession of a truck that allows him to earn a better income by taking more gardening jobs. But with immigration agents on every corner and vicious gangsters trying to lure his son into a life of crime, it's a constant struggle just to survive in such an unforgiving city without being deported.

Introduced by Alberto García Maldonado, Fellow, Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, with discussion following the screening. Part of the "Faces of Migration: Classic and Contemporary Feature Film Series."

Tue. Jan. 23, 7pm, in CLA 1.302B, Glickman Conference Center. Parking: Brazos Garage, 210 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.. Event details here. Free and open to the public. No RSVP needed.

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