"MANO A MANO" Directed by Danny Torres and Matthew Dyer (72 min)
| BLOCK N | SUNDAY 8:15pm | click here to purchase a pass for this film block
In the dark the night, a group of undocumented immigrants cross into the United States, unnoticed by the Border Patrol. Their journey, however, takes a dangerous turn when gunshots ring out and bodies begin to drop. Three survivors named Jose, Felix, and Chuy make it to dawn, but as the sun begins to beat down on them-- Felix is suddenly shot and killed. Jose and Chuy discover they are being followed by two vigilante minutemen in their pick-up truck who murder anyone that crosses the border. Jose and Chuy must now decide whether to run or fight. And even if they survive, they must still find a way across the long, hot desert in search of a better life.
Mano a Mano is a tense thriller that touches upon our nation’s immigration issues while telling a compelling and entertaining story.
From the director: "Matt, my co-director, and I, wanting to make the most entertaining film that we could, infused into Mano a Mano elements from every major genre, from westerns to suspense thrillers to even a few splashes of horror. Studying great films that had come before us, Matt and I were inspired by the epic landscapes of Lawrence of Arabia, the building tension of High Noon, the creepiness of Deliverance, and the rollercoaster ride that was Spielberg’s first feature, Duel." -- Danny Torres