Mi Vida Loca

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Mi Vida Loca ★★ My Crazy Life 1994 (R)

Looks at the lives of Latina gang members from L.A.'s Echo Park. The women talk about their romantic dreams, friendships, families, and raising children amidst the pervasive violence and despair of their tough neighborhood. Small budget and some unpolished performances don't lessen film's impact—about the stupidity of violence and how “average” the hopes and dreams of these women are. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Angel Aviles, Jacob Vargas, Jesse Borrego, Seidy Lopez, Marlo Marron, Neilida Lopez, Bertila Damas, Art Esquer, Christina Solis, Salma Hayek, Magali Alvarado, Julian Reyes, Panchito Gomez; D: Allison Anders; W: Allison Anders; M: John Taylor.