When director Michael Weitz showed up recently at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, he couldn’t have picked a better audience for his new film, “A Better Life”. In attendance were more than 200 members of the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) gathered for a weeklong national assembly. The protagonist of Wetiz’s film is Carlos Galindo, a Mexican gardener in Los Angeles, played by Damien Birchir. So compelling is Birchir’s performance that he was nominated as best actor for an Academy Award. (French actor Jean Dujardin won the award.) La Prensa San Diego 03.02.2012

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