Film Screening of Sansón & Me

November 9, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

As a Spanish interpreter, filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes met a young man named Sansón, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Sansón and Reyes worked together over a decade, using hundreds of letters as inspiration for recreations of Sansón’s childhood—featuring members of Sansón’s own family. The result is a vibrant portrait of a friendship navigating immigration and the depths of the criminal justice system.

Check-In & Reception .....................6:00 PM -- 6:30PM

     Light Refreshments will be provided.

Film Screening & Discussion .........6:30PM -- 8:30PM

     With Filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes & Graciela Martinez, Assistant Public Defender, LA County Public Defender’s Office.

Paid parking available at university lots for $15. Map and additional information will be sent a few days before the event.

This event is cosponsored by UCLA’s Center for Immigration Law and Policy, the Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, Criminal Justice Program, and the School of Theater, Film, Television.

Please RSVP by Nov 1 at