'Lowriders' Is A Movie About East LA's Legendary Car Culture (Exclusive)
"We took the American dream and covered it in candy paint and chrome."
Danny's (Gabriel Chavarria) overnight arrest after tagging up the side of a bridge sets the tone for the Ricardo de Montreuil-directed, adrenaline-induced Lowriders, a quasi coming-of-age set against the effervescent backdrop of East LA’s underside, yet legendary car culture.
Bailed out by his old-school father and famed lowrider maven Miguel (Demián Bichir), Danny is thrust into a whirlwind of change, straddling the worlds of lowrider culture and artistic self-expression, balancing new love and old friends all the while.
To complicate matters—and growing pains, the father-son duo are met with the tumultuous return of Danny's older ex-con brother Francisco (Theo Rossi), who is hellbent on vengeance for childhood trauma and the neglect of his father, after doing an eight-year bid behind bars. Hollywood veteran Eva Longoria plays Gloria, mother and subsequent wife who tries to keep it all together.
Lowriders – out May 12 – emerges a film about love, forgiveness and a historic pride, the latter significantly tethered in Mexican heritage. Watch the official trailer up top and an exclusive look below, courtesy of BH Tilt.