Director Peter Bratt comes to the IMA to present his film La Mission
(2009, 117 mins., R), the story of a Chicano father and his teenage son torn apart by the son’s need to be honest about his gay identity. Living in the Mission district of San Francisco with its elegant low-rider culture, high school senior Jesse (Jeremy Ray Valdez) faces up to the fierce love and violent anger of his father (Benjamin Bratt), who struggles with his own ideas of what it means to be a man. La Mission
premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival; critic Rex Reed called the film “poignant and memorable.” Discussion follows film. Presented by the Latino Youth Collective, Indiana Youth Group, and IMA. Free; proceed to The Toby.
Closed caption and ASL interpretation provided.