US Embassy presents: Telling the American Story: Literature in Cinema: The Milagro Beanfield War
Dir by Robert Redford
USA 1988, 117 min
In English, with English subtitles
Location: Kumu Auditorium
Based on John Nichols’ novel of the same name, The Milagro Beanfield War is a modern-day David versus Goliath tale. Set in the small northern New Mexico town Milagro, Spanish for “Miracle,” underdog Joe Mondragon accidentally ignites a battle between local farmers and outside land developers for the desert’s most precious resource: water. Featuring a quirky cast of characters and a dash of magical realism, this drama-comedy is not only a whimsical trip to the American south-west, but also a glimpse into the Latino struggle to balance progress with culture and tradition.
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