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Brigid Cherry <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 22 Mar 1994 09:14:08 GMT
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Chris White wrote (re: Allison Anders):
>In case anyone is interested, the film is titled, *My Vida Loca*,
Sorry to be pedantic, but that's Mi Vida Loca.
>and has a predominantly (if not entirely) Latino cast.  If I
>remember correctly, it's not about an all-female gang, but rather
>about the lives of young Latinas who are associated with gang
It's about their lives, but predominantly through the eyes of the
women. Anders starting point for the film is the fact that by the
time they reach adulthood a high proportion of the men will be
either in jail or be dead/disabled through violence. The film tells
the story of how the women deal with this life from several angles.
Some of the cast in the film are actual gang members. If there's a
fault with the film, it's because there are rather too many threads
running through it. I didn't feel it was as accomplished as Gas Food
Lodging and it had some technical faults (although I did see it last
year and if it's yet to come out in the US these may have been
Brigid Cherry
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