Lupe Under the Sun (Lupe Bajo el Sol)


Lark TheatreThu, Oct 13, 2016 6:00 PM Not Available
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Viva el Cine
Running Time:78 min.
Director:Rodrigo Reyes
Producer:Su Kim
Inti Cordera
Pau Brunet
Screenwriter:Rodrigo Reyes
Cinematographer:Justin Chin
Editor:Manuel Tsingaris
Cast:Daniel Muratalla
Ana Maria Muratalla
Print Source:Rodrigo Reyes
Note Writer:Brian Karl


A dawning sense of mortality and a sudden desire to return to the Mexican homeland he long ago left behind disrupt aging immigrant farmworker Lupe’s life. Relationships that he has formed over long years in the United States are made vulnerable by his hopes of reconnecting with his distant family. In this almost documentary-like drama drawn from stories told to writer-director Rodrigo Reyes by his own grandfather, first-time actor Daniel Muratalla delivers an affecting performance that captures Lupe’s pathos and stubbornness, his sensitivity and his selfishness. With little dialogue, a muted ambient soundscape, an affecting score, and scenes of extraordinary beauty glimpsed in the agricultural fields and modest dwellings of Central California, Lupe Under the Sun stands as a loving homage from a grandson to his grandfather and a celebration of the sacrifices immigrants make so that their children and grandchildren might have better lives.

Guests in attendance 10/13 & 10/15: Rodrigo Reyes (director, writer), Daniel Muratalla (actor),

Ana Muratalla (actress)

Thanks to our Community Partner Association of Latino Marin Attorneys , Latino Council and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin and Canal Alliance

Additional Information

Rodrigo Reyes is an award-winning, Mexican-American filmmaker whose work has screened in nearly 50 film festivals around the world, including the LA Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival and Documentary Fortnight at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, garnering rave reviews in the New York Times, Variety and other media outlets, as well as multiple awards. Named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2013, he is an alumni of Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute, California Humanities Council, NALIP, Film Independent and the IFP Narrative and Documentary Labs. Lupe Under The Sun is his first narrative feature.