About

Eubanks (Danny Glover), an old-school pig farmer from Georgia on the brink of losing his family farm, sets off on a road trip with Howard, his beloved and very large pig. As they make their way across the border to Mexico to find “Howie” a new home, Eubanks’ drinking and deteriorating health begin to take a toll, derailing their plans. His estranged daughter, Eunice (Maya Rudolph), is forced to join them on their adventure. Driven by strong convictions and stubbornness in his old ways, Eubanks attempts to make peace through his devotion to Howie and desire to mend his broken relationships.

Director Diego Luna tackles the old and new in an age of global markets, factory farming, and disposable relationships. Luna’s poetic postcard road film to Mexico, guided by a soundtrack evoking the South and old rock ‘n’ roll, is lyrically photographed following the gorgeously overgrown, winding roads of Central America. Luna trusts his audience, letting the story unfold in a bold, un-expository way, allowing tour-de-force performances by Glover, Rudolph, and, of course, Howie the pig.

YEAR 2015

SECTION Premieres

COUNTRY Mexico

RUN TIME 92 min

LANGUAGE English and Spanish

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Preferred Content

EMAIL zac@preferredcontent.net

PHONE (323) 782-9193

Credits

Director
Screenwriter
Executive Producer
Producer
Associate Producer
Editor
Music
Director Of Photography
Production Designer
Costume
Casting Director
Sound
Actor

Artist Bio

Diego Luna

Diego Luna’s acting career includes film, television, and theatre. He’s lent his talent to over 30 films and will next star in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Luna’s English language feature film, Cesar Chavez, was released in 2014 and produced by CANANA—the production company he founded in 2005 with Gael García Bernal and Pablo Cruz. Luna also co-owns the branded content company GLORIA, based in Los Angeles.