Mr. Pig

Mr. Pig

Special Screening

Mr. Pig

(Mexico, 2016, 92 min.)

Director:  Diego Luna

Producers: Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz

Cast: Danny Glover, Maya Rudolph, Jose Maria Yazpik

Eubanks (Danny Glover), an old-school pig farmer from Georgia on the brink of losing his family farm, sets off on a road trip with Howard, his beloved and very large pig. As they make their way across the border to Mexico to find “Howie” a new home, Eubanks drinking and deteriorating health begin to take a toll, derailing their plans. His estranged daughter, Eunice (Maya Rudolph), is forced to join them on their adventure. Driven by strong convictions and stubbornness in his old ways, Eubanks attempts to make peace through his devotion to Howie and desire to mend his broken relationships.

Director Diego Luna tackles the old and new in an age of global markets, factory farming, and disposable relationships. Luna’s poetic postcard road film to Mexico, guided by a soundtrack evoking the South and old rock ‘n’ roll, is lyrically photographed following the gorgeously, overgrown, winding roads of Mexico.

Village Cinema #1 – Northstar California – Friday, December 2 – 6:00pm