The winner of the 2012 Accolade awards for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Original Screenplay. In making this film, Writer/Director Addison Sandoval sets out to touch on a plethora of topics and he does so in such a way that the focus is always on the characters and their unbending unity. The film showcases one of the most controversial subjects not only in modern day America, but also globally. With transnationalism, the growth in diasporas has increased tenfold. Through the lives of two immigrants living in Los Angeles, Sandoval is able to depict the diversity of the city of Los Angeles in such a way that retains the authenticity of what it means to live in one of the most famous and culturally rich cities in the world.
The fact that these friends become inseparable and are there for each other even in the most difficult of times is what makes this a human-centered film, that is a film that has humanity as its primary focal point. This film is a testament to the fact that ultimately, even the strongest adversity cannot break the bond of friendship, that it will endure and even dive that friendship to transfigure into a kinship of brothers.
Two friends, one city, one love. Two friends unite so that one isn’t deported from the city that brought them together.