The Kid

Miguel Necoechea

Mexico/USA, Drama, 2009
97 min, HD, Color
Spanish, English with English and Spanish subtitles


Chamaco is a contemporary yet timeless story about a father and son who overcome their differences, uniting to mentor a young Mexican teenager with dreams of being a boxer. The father, a doctor, left his home in the U.S. to run a medical clinic in Mexico City. The son, a former U.S. Olympic boxer, burned out too fast as a professional boxer, and is trying to rebuild his life.  Abner, coming of age in Mexico, finds himself balancing pursuing his dreams with trying to make enough money to pull his sister and girlfriend off of the streets. Along the way they find each other, find themselves, and face their destinies head on.


Regional Premiere

A prestigious producer, editor, and filmmaker, Miguel Necoechea has won Academy Awards (their countries’ respective versions) in Mexico and Spain. He has worked with some of the foremost contemporary filmmakers including Arturo Ripstein, Luis Mandoki, Alfonso Cuarón, María Novaro, and Lawrence Bender, to name a few. Chamaco is Necoechea’s feature film directorial debut.


Producer: Don Franken, Miguel Necoechea, Kirk Harris
Production Companies: Ivania Films, Rogue Arts
Screenwriter: Kirk Harris, Miguel Necoechea, Carl Bessai
Cinematographer: Guillermo Granillo
Editor: Mario Sandoval
Sound Design: Alberto Castro, Kale Dawes
Music: Evan Evans
Cast: Martin Sheen, Kirk Harris, Alex Perea, Danny Perea, Gustavo Sanchez Parra, Raul Mendez, Michael Madsen



Closing Night

Alamo South Lamar - Thur. April 29 7:00PM

Director Miguel Necoechea and Producer Don Franken in attendance.