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Director  Chris Eska
Screenplay  Chris Eska
Writer  Chris Eska
Language  Spanish
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
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Country  United States
August Evening movie poster
Release date  June 21, 2007 (2007-06-21) (Los Angeles Film Festival) September 5, 2008 (2008-09-05) (United States)
Cast  Veronica Loren, Pedro Castaneda, Walter Perez, Abel Becerra, Cesar Flores, Raquel Gavia
Awards  Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award
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August Evening is a 2007 film following the relationship between an aging undocumented farm worker named Jaime and his young, widowed daughter-in-law, Lupe. It was written and directed by Chris Eska, and released theatrically on September 5, 2008. Principal photography on the film took place during five consecutive weeks in the late summer of 2005.

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August Evening movie scenes

A film about a farm worker named Jaime and his young, widowed daughter-in-law, Lupe, as their lives are in turmoil.

Film locations and equipment

Filming locations in Texas included Gonzales, Seguin, Boerne, San Antonio, Smiley, and Corpus Christi. The film was shot with a Sony F900/2 camera.

Cast

As appearing in screen credits (main roles identified):

Reception

Stephen Farber of The Hollywood Reporter credits the film as, “Perfectly honed, naturalistic acting and visual lyricism.”

Awards

  • Winner, Independent Spirit Award for Cassavetes Award (given to a feature film made for under $500,000)
  • Nominated, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead (Pedro Castaneda) (others nominated in this category: Don Cheadle, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Frank Langella.)
  • Winner, Target Award for Best Film, Los Angeles Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Acting Ensemble, Los Angeles Film Festival
  • Nominated, Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor (Pedro Castaneda)
  • Winner, Maverick Award for Best Film, Woodstock Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Film, Ashland Independent Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Cinematography, Phoenix Film Festival
  • Winner, Opera Prima Jury Award (Best First Feature), International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
  • Winner, Best Actress, Zimbabwe International Film Festival (Veronica Loren)
  • Winner, Texas Filmmakers Production Fund Award 2005, Austin Film Society
  • Winner, Texas Filmmakers Production Fund Award 2006, Austin Film Society
  • References

    August Evening Wikipedia
    August Evening IMDb August Evening themoviedb.org


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