Longbaugh finale

A memorial for Eusebio de Haro, the title figure of El Inmigrante.

Hands down, the best film I saw at last weekend’s Longbaugh Festival was El Inmigrante, a grippingly told non-fiction account of tensions along the US-Mexico border. Co-directed by John Sheedy, David Eckenrode and John Eckenrode, the movie would make an intriguing double bill with Tommy Lee Jones’s The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. A realistic counterpart to the Jones-Guillermo Arriaga fantasy of life and death in the parched Southwest, El Inmigrante retraces the events leading up to the killing of Eusebio de Haro, a migrant who came north to Texas . . .

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