1936. The town of La Esperanza in the Mexican desert receives the news of the closure of the mine, its main economic motor, and the consequent cancellation of the railroad route, the only way of communication with civilization. Everyone flees the town except for a handful of residents who, guided by master mechanic Don Federico, plan to do the impossible and build a steam engine with their bare hands. A tribute to Mexican wit. Awarded the Alejandro Galindo Price for Best Screenplay.
Director Raúl Ramón and actor Roberto Sosa will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a Q&A session after the screening, followed by a Party at Hey Love (920 SE Burnside St. Portland), located in the lobby of Jupiter NEXT Hotel.
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