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ALAMBRISTA! 
Dir. Robert M. Young 
USA, 1977, 96 mins 
In ALAMBRISTA! a Mexican farmworker sneaks across the border to California to make money to send to his family back home. It is a story that happens every day, told here in an uncompromising, ground-breaking work of realism from American independent filmmaker Robert M. Young. Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young’s take is equal parts intimate character study and gripping road movie, a political work that never loses sight of the complex man at its center. ALAMBRISTA!, winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s inaugural Caméra d’Or in 1978, remains one of the best films ever made on this perennially relevant topic. 
PROGRAMME
23/06, 6pm
ALAMBRISTA! +
discussion
Dir. Robert M. Young 
USA, 1977, 96 mins 
Showroom Workstation
15 Paternoster Row
Sheffield, S1 2BX
29/08, 6pm
ALAMBRISTA!
Dir. Robert M. Young 
USA, 1977, 96 mins 
Dundee Contemporary Arts
152 Nethergate
Dundee DD1 4DY
14/09, 8.30pm
ALAMBRISTA!
Dir. Robert M. Young 
USA, 1977, 96 mins 
ICA
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH
21/09, 12.30pm
ALAMBRISTA! + Discussion
Dir. Robert M. Young 
USA, 1977, 96 mins 
School of Film & Television
Falmouth University
Penryn TR10 9FE
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Directors guild of America Interview with Robert M. Young
by Jeremy Kagan 

Review by Janet Maslin

New York Times