Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021


Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 93 minutes


Along the banks of the Rio Grande lie the sister cities of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico. Eagle Pass’ bilingual Mayor Chad Foster is a civic booster extraordinaire. He attends international friendship parades and parties where cowboys and Mariachis sing together. Martín Wall is a big cattle broker and a devoted single dad to the “prettiest girl in Texas.” He buys herds in Mexico and sells them across the border. “Welcome to Paradise,” Mayor Chad tells his visitors, “it don’t get no better than this.” But there’s a storm on the horizon. Mexican drug cartels are at war, and the gunshots are getting closer. When Washington decides to close the border, the locals are incredulous. How can far-off bureaucrats tell them how to live? In this WESTERN, Washington wears the black hat. “No wall between amigos,” reads a sign on Mayor Chad’s desk, and the people of the Rio Grande want to keep it that way. Note: Some scenes contain graphic animal imagery. (In English and Spanish with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:30 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:05 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:35 PM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Cinema en EspaƱol

Local Heroes Competition

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