August Evening Synopsis
The multi-generational Texan tale follows Jaime, an undocumented farm worker, (Pedro Castaneda) and Lupe (Veronica Loren), his young, widowed daughter-in-law, as their lives are thrown into upheaval.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
This quiet, contemplative gem of a film paints a painfully accurate portrait of familial love, loss, and healing-by-degrees among the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The filmmaker of August Evening creates a succession of quiet, elliptical scenes that accrue into an affecting big picture of family ties...
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By Andrew O'Hehir
The heart of the movie is not in its plot but in its characters and atmosphere. Castaneda, a nonprofessional actor who runs a towing...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Pedro Castaneda, a nonprofessional appearing in his first film, and Veronica Loren tug at your heartstrings with their portrayals of the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Eska seems to be attempting an ambitious Mexican-American variation on "King Lear," another tale of an aging patriarch seeking refuge but...
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Village Voice

Perhaps Eska didn't have to write all of his characters into overlapping crossroads of crisis, but he's more nuanced than overt, and his...
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Los Angeles Times

Though this artful film inches toward its not-unpredictable conclusion and could logically have ended several times before its final...
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The A.V. Club

The unforced ease of the performances make August Evening an intermittent pleasure, but its images aren't strong enough to sustain its...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
A film of noble intentions that eventually wears out its welcome.
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By Robert Koehler
Although guided by considerable empathy toward its small circle of kinfolk eking out a living in southern Texas, Eska's tale of a woman's...
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August Evening

By LACruzer
Absolutely magical character tapestry...true to life yet whimsical and capable of taking you into their lives to feel and understand their experiences and emotions. Fresh, captivating actors who...

August Evening

By joannreyes
I recommend this movie for it's rich,enchanting characters and tapestry woven plot. The pacing of the film is intentionally slow, but magical....

A Beautiful Masterpiece

By azurechaos
August Evening is a truly beautiful film. The gentle, atmospheric pace was very endearing and I appreciated the refreshing depth of the story. This movie tells a unique story of a family that most...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief strong language