Binghamton University Visiting Artist Series Presents: Life and Nothing More
(Antonio Méndez Esparza, 2017, 114 min)
Friday, November 12 and Sunday, November 14: Lecture Hall 6, 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM. $4 Single Admission.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required before entry or a negative COVID test result from the week. Face masks are required of all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, in accordance with University public health policies. All University public health policies will be enforced.
In his remarkable second feature—winner of the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award—Spanish-born filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza follows up his debut drama Aquí y allá with another sensitive portrait of a struggling family. Stressed by her job in a diner, single mother Regina (Regina Williams) is raising her two children in northern Florida. When her 14-year-old son Andrew (Andrew Bleechington) has another brush with the law, she worries he’ll wind up in prison like his father. Méndez Esparza employs documentary-style realism in this snapshot of race, class, and the bonds of family in contemporary America.