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Screening with Peter Bratt

Peter Bratt

Acclaimed director, screenwriter and producer Peter Bratt will present his film, "La Mission" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the Orton Center. Bratt will take questions after the film at 8:30 p.m. The screening and discussion are free and open to the public.

Bratt's films include "Follow Me Home" (1996), an honest, humorous look at race and identity and "La Mission" (2009), a powerful motion picture about family, redemption, and community. Both films star Peter’s brother and collaborator, Benjamin Bratt. Peter’s first feature film, "Follow Me Home," premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. The film received critical acclaim from the National Board of Review, and went on to win the Best Audience Feature Award at the 1996 San Francisco International Film Festival and earned Bratt Best Director Honors at the 1996 American Indian Film Festival.

“La Mission”

Written & directed by Peter Bratt
Starring Benjamin Bratt

Growing up in San Francisco’s Mission District, Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) has always had to be tough to survive. He’s a powerful man respected for his masculinity and his strength. A reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic, Che has worked hard to redeem his life and do right by his only son, Jes, whom he raised on his own after the death of his wife. Che’s path to redemption is tested, however, when he discovers his son is gay.

For more information regarding this event, please contact leela_madhavarau@redlands.edu or call 909-748-8285.


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