May 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)
New York, NY 10003
Illegal Tender + Chocolate = An action packed special double feature that redefines tough love and celebrates the bond between mother and child! It ain’t exactly on Mother’s Day, but c’mon, do you only love your mother once a year?!
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Starring Wanda De Jesus, Rick Gonzalez, Dania Ramirez and Tego Calderon
“As it is, ‘Illegal Tender’ works as a melodrama, and it benefits enormously from the performance of Wanda DeJesus,” Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
When her husband was killed in the New York City drug scene, Millie took their son and started a clean life away from violence and crime, but a chance encounter 20 years later brings her husband’s old enemies to her doorstep. Now, Millie will show them that times may change but one thing remains: Hell hath no fury like a Puerto Rican woman protecting her family!
Starring JeeJa Yanin, Ammara Siripong and Hiroshi Abe
“This is Yanin’s first film, but she’s already on her way to blending [Tony] Jaa’s indestructibility, Jackie Chan’s physical comedy, and Jason Statham’s kinetic eloquence into one brutalizing package,” Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
Twelve-year-old Zen never knew her father. She doesn’t know that before she was born an obsessively jealous gangster forced Dad into exile and her and Mom into hiding. When they have to come into the open to seek medical treatment Mom needs and that same obsessed gangster and his crew come after them, Zen knows this: NO ONE will ever hurt her mother, even if Zen has to go toe to toe with the entire underworld. Spoiler alert: she does. There are no wires, no stunt doubles nor camera tricks in this martial arts extravaganza. Bring eye drops, because you won’t blink for the last third of this one!