Smith Rafael Film Center: Life and Nothing More


Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

Time: Check website for schedules.

Phone: (415) 454-1222 Info-Line for Showtimes

In his remarkable second feature, Spanish-born filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza follows-up his debut drama Aquí y allá with another sensitive portrait of a struggling family. Stressed by her job in a diner, single mother Regina (Regina Williams) is raising her two children in northern Florida. When her 14-year-old son Andrew (Andrew Bleechington) has another brush with the law, she worries he’ll wind up in prison like his father. Méndez Esparza employs documentary-style realism in this snapshot of race, class and the bonds of family in contemporary America. Nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards, the film is hailed by critic Jonathan Romney as “a powerfully executed, richly human study of the challenges facing a black working-class family.” Writer/Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza. (US 2017) 114 min

Additional Location or Other Information

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901