Wednesday, March 28, 2007

G.I. Jesus

Just learned about this new film this morning on KPFK's Uprising. Sounds very good.

G.I. Jesus is the story of a Mexican citizen who joins the U.S. military in order to gain U.S. citizenship, does a tour in Iraq, and upon returning to the U.S. finds his wife and family have changed and embraced "American" life so much that they've lost many of the values they were raised with in Mexico.

It's being released in independent/artsy theatres in a few cities -- L.A., NYC, a few others. But it looks and sounds like an interesting analysis of cultural values, war, and how the "American Dream" collides with these areas.

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