Directed and Written by Karen Torres
(English), 77 min, 1996
<div align="center">This page requires a web browser that can display objects. We recommend <i>Netscape Navigator</i>. A tragic comedy tracing the life of bodeguero Juan Maldonado and his family as they face the travails of running a small grocery store on East 116th Street. Family tensions ebb and flow according to the situation at hand. Quinn, Juan's son, dreams of success far from the daily grunt work his father expects from him. Sophia, his daughter, feels caged in by her parent's morality and fears. Those fears, unfortunately, get played out in reality. Juan's dream of making enough to leave the business to his son and retire to Puerto Rico with his wife is shattered by a robber's bullet.

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