Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chris Weitz's 'Better Life' shines light on illegal immigrant issues

Chris Weitz's 'Better Life' shines light on illegal immigrant issues

The truck theft is the kind of infuriating but minor crime most people would handle with a call to the police and an insurance agent. But one of the central themes of "A Better Life," which premieres Tuesday at the Los Angeles Film Festival and opens in limited release on Friday, is that those kind of easy options aren't available to illegal immigrants. People like Galindo may collectively sustain the mansions of Los Angeles, "A Better Life" argues, but individually they are as vulnerable as a house of cards.

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