All Night Bodega
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All Night Bodega
French director Felix Olivier explores the very few options an at-risk Latino teen must choose between in his 2002 film All Night Bodega. Venus (Tammy Trull) gets arrested for a crime she had nothing to do with. While in a holding cell at city jail, she gains an ally in street tough Juanita (Romi Dias) who watches over Venus and protects her from the other miscreants in their cell. Fortunately for Venus, her foster mother Eta (Blanca Camacho) has been dating undercover cop Ralph (Jaime Tirelli) -- who gets Venus released from jail. When she gets home, however, she and Eta get into a fight that… More

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"Turns from a rather predictable and not terribly well written or performed movie about a family that can't get along, to a perfectly done story about a girl cut loose from that family."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
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