Santa Mesa

Santa Mesa

Streaming Video - 2012
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Following his mother's death, Hector arrives in Manila to live with his grandmother. Unable to speak Tagalog, Hector falls in with a street gang before a photographer (Jaime Tirelli of TV's KIDNAPPED) takes him under his wing. Haunted by memories of his mother, Hector photographs an anonymous woman (OSCAR? Winner Melissa Leo of THE FIGHTER, FROZEN RIVER) only to have their seemingly disconnected lives collide.
Publisher: [United States] : Starz : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Branch Call Number: Streaming Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 82 min.)) : sd., col


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Feb 04, 2012

A 12-year-old Filipino-American boy weathers extreme change and culture shock when he moves from the U.S.A. to Manila following the death of his single mother. This sensitive, not-too-talky, coming-of-age story is recommended for any and all youngsters facing a future as global citizens. Although the cast of young people is excellent--especially Jacob Shalov as the main character--for perhaps the first time ever, Melissa Leo looks hideous and delivers a disappointing performance in a bland, sappy bit part.


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