The Watsonville Film Festival will partner with CineLux Green Valley Cinemas to present the documentary film “Sanson and Me” Aug. 26 at 6pm.
Award-winning filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes will participate in a post-screening Q&A with the audience. Watsonville-based actor Mario Velasquez, who appears in the film, will also be in attendance, as well as family members of Sansón, the protagonist of the documentary.
“Sanson and Me” focuses on two Mexican immigrants; one serving a life sentence in prison and the other, the filmmaker, who served as his court interpreter. The two formed a bond over the years, writing letters that serve as the basis of the film.
“We are thrilled to finally be able to share this powerful film in Watsonville,” said Consuelo Alba, executive director of the Watsonville Film Festival. “‘Sanson and Me’ was part of our annual festival last March, but had to be rescheduled due to the severe flooding. We look forward to presenting it at CineLux Green Valley Cinemas along with the director, actor and Sanson’s family.”
Admission to the film event is free, but donations to support the Watsonville Film Festival are welcome. To secure a spot, register at tinyurl.com/55kw3rfs. Ticket-holders must arrive at least 15 minutes early or their seats will be given to people on the waiting list.