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August Evening Details

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The bonds of family are weathered by the winds of change in this independent drama from writer and director [[Performer~P408055~Chris Eska~chriseska]]. Jamie ([[Performer~P507046~Pedro Castaneda~pedrocastaneda]]) is an illegal immigrant living in Texas, where he earns a living doing odd jobs and farm work; in his early sixties, Jamie is no longer a young man, but he works hard and takes his responsibilities seriously. Jamie shares his home with his daughter-in-law, Lupe ([[Performer~P507047~Veronica Loren~veronicaloren]]), who has been on her own since the untimely death of her husband. Jamie feels a paternal love for Lupe, and tries to look out for her however he can, while she looks up to the strong but gentle old man. Life is slowly changing for both of them, though; Jamie isn't getting the same kind of work he once did, and his health is beginning to fail him, while Lupe is gradually finding new love, which deeply concerns her protective father-in-law. August Evening received a special "sneak preview" screening as a work in progress at the 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 26, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Jason Wehling John Cassavetes Award 2007 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Pedro Castaneda Best Male Lead 2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Connie Hill John Cassavetes Award 2007 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Chris Eska John Cassavetes Award 2007 Winner

Cast

Pedro Castaneda
as Jaime
Veronica Loren
as Lupe
Abel Becerra
as Victor
Walter Perez
as Luis
Sandra Rios
as Alice
Cesar Flores
as Salazar

Crew

Chris Eska
Director
Connie Hill
Producer
Jason Wehling
Producer
Chris Eska
Screenwriter
Yasu Tanida
Cinematographer
Ben Mono
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Eska
Editor
Elysia Edwards
Production Designer
Elysia Van Deusen
Production Designer
Yuta Yamaguchi
Associate Producer
Moctesuma Esparza
Executive Producer
Sarah Balderas
Costume Designer
Jacob Esquivel
Sound/Sound Designer
Megumi Kano
Casting
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