City of Dreams
Directed by Mohit Ramchandani
Starring Jason Patric, Paulina Gaitan, Samm Levine

Rated NR | Runtime 2 hour & 0 minutes

Inspired by true events, City of Dreams follows Jesús, a young Mexican boy whose dreams of becoming a soccer star are shattered when he's trafficked across the border and sold to a sweatshop making fast fashion in downtown Los Angeles. Thrust into a world of exploitation and despair; he's forced to adhere to the grueling work schedule dictated by El Jefe, a boss who promises freedom for those who complete their quotas. Despite Jesus's hellish existence, he finds solace in Elena, a girl who was similarly betrayed and sold into slavery. When she goes missing and another co-worker Carlito's is severely beaten, Jesus realizes that his only hope for freedom is to make a daring escape.

"Not just a story that glorifies people’s perseverance through pain, it’s a story about bad circumstances and how people do their best to survive."
Lissete Lanuza Sáenz
Fangirlish

"Sadly, but also quite truthfully, it’s a harsh drama that touches on the subjects of immigration, human trafficking, and one’s own determination in fighting for what’s right – even if that’s at the expense of your own existence."
Peter Gray
The AU Review

Tue Jul 23
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City of Dreams
Directed by Mohit Ramchandani
Starring Jason Patric, Paulina Gaitan, Samm Levine

Rated NR | Runtime 2 hour & 0 minutes

Inspired by true events, City of Dreams follows Jesús, a young Mexican boy whose dreams of becoming a soccer star are shattered when he's trafficked across the border and sold to a sweatshop making fast fashion in downtown Los Angeles. Thrust into a world of exploitation and despair; he's forced to adhere to the grueling work schedule dictated by El Jefe, a boss who promises freedom for those who complete their quotas. Despite Jesus's hellish existence, he finds solace in Elena, a girl who was similarly betrayed and sold into slavery. When she goes missing and another co-worker Carlito's is severely beaten, Jesus realizes that his only hope for freedom is to make a daring escape.

"Not just a story that glorifies people’s perseverance through pain, it’s a story about bad circumstances and how people do their best to survive."
Lissete Lanuza Sáenz
Fangirlish

"Sadly, but also quite truthfully, it’s a harsh drama that touches on the subjects of immigration, human trafficking, and one’s own determination in fighting for what’s right – even if that’s at the expense of your own existence."
Peter Gray
The AU Review

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