Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022


Year: 2014
Country: USA, MEXICO
Run Time: 102 minutes


The food truck craze is everywhere. In Columbus, Ohio they've seen an onslaught of taco trucks in the city, serving up delicious authentic Mexican cuisine. But the trucks are stirring up conversation for other reasons. In the Greater Hilltop area, people are upset, calling the trucks an eyesore, claiming they'll drive away potential customers and residents. However, there also seems to be an ulterior motive behind their concerns: some of the trucks may be operated by illegal immigrants. One such immigrant is Lidia Labra, who came to the United States from Mexico 12 years ago. To make ends meet, she's used her family's recipes for her truck, which has become a staple in the poorer, King-Lincoln area. There the community has rallied behind Labra, appreciative of the economic and cultural impact her business has had in their neighborhood. For Labra the support means everything as she still misses her family in Mexico dearly. TRANSFUSIÓN deals with immigration and race from a truly unique angle, showing that taco trucks bring more to the table than just food. (In English and Spanish with subtitles) —E.F.

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM -
Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:10 PM -
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM -
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:45 PM

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Robert Douglas Lemon

Robert Douglas Lemon hails from Austin, Texas. He received a Master's in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, as well as a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.


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