The Mother of Henry
About The Mother of Henry
In 1968, a year of watershed moments in the United States: The assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, lunar space exploration and the Vietnam War, Connie, a single mother gets a job at Sears in Boyle Heights, an economic hub in Los Angeles where people of all cultures and nationalities shop and work. When Connie’s son gets drafted and is sent to Vietnam, her mother makes her pray to La Virgen de Guadalupe for his protection. As Connie tries to remember how to pray, La Virgen appears to her and their friendship grows as she navigates work, love, war and her new independence.
Written by Evelina Fernández
Directed by José Luis Valenzuela
Recommended for ages 13 and up.