San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Mariachi Gringo” (108 minutes) Edward (Shawn Ashmore) is approaching his thirtieth birthday; he lives at home, suffers from anxiety, and is going nowhere fast and knows it. After being laid-off at work, Edward goes to the local Mexican restaurant. There the owner, Alberto (Fernando Beccaril), regales his customers with great Mariachi standards. Before Edward leaves he strikes up a conversation with Alberto, and soon he is invited to take lessons with him to learn how to play like a Mariachi. Eventually Edwards develops the courage to accept the offer and starts to gain confidence inhimself. Alberto tells Edward of Guadalajara and fond stories of his past. Filmmaker: Thomas Gustafsun.