La Ciudad
Filmed over the course of six years with a cast of mostly non-professional actors, LA CIUDAD explores the immigrant experience of loneliness, displacement and economic hardship in a series of four stories: a group of day laborers hired to clean bricks find themselves abandoned when tragedy strikes; a young man newly arrived from Mexico falls in love with a girl from his home village, only to lose her in the new and alien urban landscape; a puppeteer, living with his daughter in a station wagon, dreams that she'll one day learn to read; and a seamstress, desperate to send money home to her sick daughter, is forced to finally confront the injustice in the sweatshop where she labors. This is the debut feature of David Riker.
Starring Fernando Reyes, Marcos Martinez Garcia, Moises Garcia
Director David Riker