La EntreViu directed by Maite Bonilla


1500 Sixth Street
Coachella, CA 92236
Sunday, October 14th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


La EntreViú strengthens our resolve and tugs at our heart strings, addressing the never-ending immigration situation in the United States, shedding light into the simple, yet complex, lives of those who just want to make a living in the land of the free.
The story begins in the midst of tension between Sandra and Chú, as they prepare–mentally and emotionally– the day before their interview at an immigration appointment. Sandra and Chú are in their places of work, Ms. White’s house, dutifully taking care of business, all the while, digging at each other to ensure they’ll be ready for the big day. Ms. White is a former teacher but her passion for life shines through in the relationships she has with her compadres. Sandra is Ms. White’s care assistant, never missing a request, and Chú, the delivery guy, who runs her errands with a purpose.
Sandra and Chú have been married, but still need to discuss and organize their story, ensuring they can not only provide the necessary documents at their immigration interview, but prove their affection and be successful in convincing the immigration agent that they belong together – here in America. This scenario is heated. It’s quietly yet stressfully taking place at Ms. White’s house. Sandra and Chú keep their voices low, speaking between themselves, because this immigration matter is not one that you share lightly with others – even if you’ve known them for years – you have no idea what their reaction may be.
During this time, Ms. White receives a visit from Martin, one of her favorite former students, who has a special “air” about him. With his arrival, you can detect his immediate interest in Sandra – the way he looks at her, and the way he speaks to her. Unbeknownst to all, Martin threatens Chú’s hope to seal his relationship with Sandra, and their business deal, where Chú not only becomes a legal citizen, and pursues his secret dream of being with Sandra – a dream he’s been pursuing since he met her.
The conversations between these four characters, and the story they are telling us through their passionate dialogue will help us to understand some of the reasons why Sandra and Chú have made their decision to go forth with their immigration appointment. This story leaves us with the question that all of us want to answer… what would we do if we were in their shoes?