2009 | United States | Black & White | 105 min.
Lalo and Stefanie are two high-school kids living in Brooklyn. Lalo comes from a Mexican immigrant family that struggles financially. His father, formerly a janitor at the World Trade Center, now works at Ground Zero cleaning up debris while his mother tries to make ends meet. Stefanie?s family is Dominican and they moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn after her sister was killed in the attacks. While her mother tries to hold the family together, her father is overwhelmed by the loss and cannot control his anger. In the midst of their family turmoil and exactly one month after the WTC attacks, Lalo and Stefanie meet at a birthday party, and although they start off on the wrong foot, the ice melts, and their budding friendship becomes a clandestine romance.
Direction: Ángeles, Cruz
Script: Ángeles, Cruz | Topete, María
Country: United States
Production: Knudsen, Lars | Lawler, James | Topete, María | Van Hoy, Jay
Production Company: Parts & Labor | Rollin³ Deep | Sterling Pictures
Photography: Davidson, Chad
Edition: Hafitz, Andy
Sound: Offin, Eric
Music: Belardinelli, Daniel
Cast: Alcázar, Damián | Arizmendi, Yareli | Bonilla, Ej | Castillo, Raúl | Chavira, Ricardo | Inoa, Gleendilys | Kellum Castro, Dennis | Martínez, Adrián | Torres, Gina
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