Nineteen-year-old Emilio leaves his village in Mexico looking for his kidnapped sister and enters Los Angeles as a penniless, illegal immigrant. His desperate search leads him through the contrasting neighborhoods of Skid Row, East L.A., Echo Park, Watts, Torrance, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills and the West Hollywood hills. And his quest brings him into contact with Mexican day laborers, drug dealers, transients, skateboarders, disco queens, actors and upwardly mobile socialites.


Kim Jorgensen