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Pozole

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Maia, La Gringa, is a Latina who grew up on the white side of life. When she accidentally causes the death of the family's vibrant matriarch, she must fight to find her place in her family, heritage, and her own mother's heart. Directed by Jessica Mendez Siqueiros.
Show transcript
00:17
Way down.
00:19
You like that really easy to get on.
00:32
Go Miss Garden.
00:38
Thank you.
00:40
They're lovely.
00:58
Yeah, Tia was shoved in the back seat.
01:20
Scared shit, Liz.
01:21
She hit the curb, turns the car 10 ft in the air.
01:24
75 years old, she landed perfect in the lock.
01:27
Then she turned around smack the top side, the head said, hey
01:29
go on next time you move your ass.
01:31
When I say me who come here, I'm just here once you see that.
01:56
Oh Good Mia here, come here, come here.
01:59
I never had, I never have any interest in soup from parts of
02:02
the pig.
02:02
That's not you.
02:03
I have no respect.
02:10
You never talked to me in Spanish definitely needs more salt
02:19
I can tell they're talking about me.
02:20
I just can't tell what you're saying.
02:21
You're paranoid.
02:22
Everyone's having a good time.
02:23
I think I can still see something.
02:25
I did.
02:25
Not at least you could come and help me start this while I take
02:28
a minute to mom.
02:31
What are you wearing?
02:32
You look like somebody died.
02:33
One did die.
02:33
That's the point.
02:34
So you don't have to keep reminding everyone of it too much
02:37
Time with your father got so serious.
02:40
Jesus' mom, don't take the Lord's name in vain.
02:46
You could translate for me.
02:48
Explain it to them.
02:48
Maybe if you came around a little more often you'd pick up some
02:51
Spanish yourself.
02:58
I didn't recognize you.
03:00
You got so big.
03:01
Very somber, doesn't she look somber?
03:03
It's awake.
03:05
You call me.
03:06
You don't like when you do that always.
03:09
It's a sign of respect.
03:10
You're the same age as me.
03:12
It doesn't matter.
03:14
You look too thin.
03:17
Oh yeah.
03:25
You good night.
03:28
What?
03:29
On stage?
03:30
25 nails.
03:41
Oh Last for English.
03:54
They're all talking about you.
03:55
You can talk to them for me.
03:57
She was, they won't believe me.
03:58
I'm too far.
03:59
You must go to the one that betrayed, you betrayed.
04:01
Wait what?
04:09
And they go a no want to be here.
05:03
No.
05:04
So shit you can see it.
05:14
Lord get it.
05:22
O the is that you, I'll be right in, I'm just, I'm just wondering
05:29
Nana's plans, you know how she felt about these damn things
05:45
I what?
05:51
Yeah.
05:56
If I could just hear to live in this house.
06:03
Excuse me?
06:10
Um I um yeah, you guys remember when nana broke that bottle
06:19
of tequila over to Miguel's head.
06:21
That one Christmas.
06:22
Well, do you, I guess you probably don't.
06:28
I know I wasn't around much but uh me and my dad, it was just us
06:32
We didn't really do the whole tradition thing.
06:35
So I guess I really didn't know what it was that she let me help
06:39
her cook that year.
06:39
And I remember sitting on that broken ass table, you know,
06:42
she had and I reached out my hand at just the wrong moment and
06:46
she cut the tip of my finger and I screamed, you know, but she
06:51
snapped in this kitchen, we don't cry over nonsense and she
06:57
threw a roll of toilet paper at me like it wasn't nothing.
07:00
And then she pulled out the ingredients for the and suddenly
07:04
there's this pig staring up at me and I thought me and this pig
07:14
we're the same, you know, and I wanted to ask her like, how
07:24
could you do that?
07:25
How could you kill it?
07:27
But then she put a finger over her mouth and said real soft.
07:32
I miss her.
07:34
Now we put the love in and then she danced again and I remember
07:44
thinking this woman runs the world.
07:49
Nothing can kill my nana.
08:00
She had a lot of pride and uh a a respect I wish I had and I, I know
08:12
y'all have been hearing some stuff about me but um if we don't
08:18
have that was a family.
08:25
I don't.
08:26
So no.
08:29
So um I guess the this is Fernando.
08:58
She more.
09:03
Oh If we step no fear getting his ass up.
09:26
Are you stupid?
09:28
Oh That's Lea's daughter.
09:29
You wrong.
09:48
Mhm In and no.