MARIA FULL OF GRACE!
Winner of the Dramatic Audience Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and two major awards at the Berlin Film Festival, Maria Full of Grace is one young woman's journey from a small Colombian town to the streets of New York. A bright, spirited 17-year old, Maria Alvarez (Catalina Sandino Moreno) lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia and works stripping thorns from flowers in a rose plantation. The offer of a lucrative job involving travel - in fact, be coming a drug "mule" - changes the course of her life. Far from the uneventful trip she was promised, Maria is transported into the risky and ruthless world of international drug trafficking.
Official Site: Maria Full of Grace
Writer/Director: Joshua Marston
Cast: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paola Vega, Guilied López, Jhon Alex Toro, Patricia Rae, Orlando Tobón
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 1hr 1min
Now playing at the Landmark Seven Gables and Loews Cineplex Meridian.