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‘La Mission’ Heads Abroad

27 Feb, 2012 By: Angelique Flores

Late last week, TLA Releasing acquired U.K., Poland and Philippine rights to Benjamin Bratt starrer La Mission.

The agreement seems to cover every distribution platform available, including theatrical, television, home video, digital, new media and ancillary. The deal was arranged between TLA Releasing and Maya Entertainment.

Described by the New York Observer as a “poignant and unusual film” and described by me as “sincere, raw, smart and quite funny” in my review from 2010, La Mission follows a working-class macho Chicano (Bratt) whose world is turned around when he learns his son is gay.

I chatted over the phone with brothers Benjamin and Peter Bratt, the film’s writer and director, at the time the movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray from Screen Media. It is one of my all-time favorite interviews. And the film is probably one of my all-time favorites still. Read my article to find out why.

Though it’s an undoubtedly Latino drama, the story is universal. I hope audiences in the United Kingdom, Poland and the Philippines enjoy is as much as I did.

By the way, the movie poster still hangs on my office wall.

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