CRY NOW takes us on a journey into Los Angeles’ eclectic music and art scenes. This is the story of Vincent, a restless street artist, while in search for inspiration, will find his muse, LUZY, a tattoo artist, at a backyard boogie.
Shot in Boyle Heights, San Pedro and El Sereno, the movie makes Los Angeles one of the main characters of the story. While putting their beloved city in the highlights, the CRY NOW crew wanted to avoid the Latino stereotypes in order to make space for the arts and culture of East LA.
Latino boho artists and musicians rule in this lyrical love story straight out of LA’s famed Boyle Heights neighborhood. Their relationship develops despite roadblocks set up by a vengeful lover and the LAPD. The hip and eclectic alt-Latino soundtrack features music by Very Be Careful, Hermanos Herrera, Irene Diaz, others and the artwork of famed muralist El Mac.
Remezcla interviews director Alberto Barboza on making a Chicano rockabilly love story set in East L.A.
Santa Ana: June 4 at Frida Cinema.