October 9, 2009
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Director: Jimmy Nickerson
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sports violence, language, brief sensuality and drug references)
Screenwriters: Glen Hartford, Nicholas Siapkaris
Starring: Steven Bauer, Kuno Becker, Steve Bilich
Official website: FromMexicoWithLove.com
Hector Villa, physically tough, but emotionally self-destructive, is one of the millions of illegal migrant workers vying for a new life in the U.S., and will do everything he can to rise above picking fruit in the dirt. Hector dreams of being a boxer, like his father before him, but finds he has to fight just to survive the grim reality of living on a Texas Ranch. During the day Hector works long hours under the scorching sun. But at night, he trades his work gloves for boxing gloves, fighting in the surrounding bars and converted barns, where a five dollar entrance fee and a few rounds in a makeshift ring can score the winner more than a days pay in the sweltering fields.