Bread And Roses

2000, Movie, R, 105 mins

Bread And Roses
The opening sequence of director Ken Loach's latest piece of well-meaning agit-prop is ominously headache inducing — a montage of Mexican migrant workers crossing the California border, shot with some of the most annoying hand-held camera moves since THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. Fortunately, the film quickly becomes something more enjoyable, if not necessarily more original: It's a 21st-century, barrio update of NORMA RAE (1979). Here the initially politically unformed heroine is young migrant Maya (Pilar Padilla), whose reunion with her tough, Los Angeles-based sister, Rosa (Elpidia Carrillo), gets off to a rocky start. Maya is almost raped by one of the creeps who...
Released: 2000 Rated: R Length: 105 mins

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