Actor Benjamin Bratt teams up with his brother, director Peter Bratt, for this bracing tale of lowriders, gentrification, and father-son conflict in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. Macho, ’70s-style Latino ex-con Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) finds out that his teenage son Jesse (Santa Fe native Jeremy Ray Valdez) is gay. Flipping the script on the traditional coming-out story, Jesse is comfortable with his identity and masculinity while his father gets violent and seems to come apart at the seams. Che’s struggle to do the right thing is amplified by the Bratt brothers’ realistic feel for the cars, streets, and young people of the neighborhood. Rated R. 117 minutes.
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