Make Love Great Again
Directed by Aaron Agrasanchez
Mexican-born director Aaron Agrasanchez’s second feature is a pointed comedy about transnational lovers in a dangerous time. Set in Miami during the Trump ascendancy, Make Love Great Again pits adorable newlyweds Chris and Natalie against a pair of unduly suspicious federal agents charged with approving the verity of their marriage. Chris is American, Natalie is a Mexican in the U.S. on a student visa; their nuptials can grant her that coveted permanent residency — but only if their love story proves credible.
Darting between fun and tumultuous flashbacks and the unnerving weirdness of Chris and Natalie’s interrogation, Make Love Great Again shows that sometimes you need to lie in order to tell the truth – and how, with a little luck and tenacity, love trumps all.
Festivals & Awards: IndieFEST Film Awards 2017 (Winner – Best of Show, Award of Excellence); San Diego International Film Festival 2017 (Best Ensemble Film, Best New Director); Laughlin International Film Festival 2017 (Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film); Durango Independent Film Festival 2018 (Audience Choice – Best Feature Film, Jury Award – Best Feature Film); Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema (Best of Festival, Festival Director’s Choice Award)
Writer: Shane Kinsler
Producers: Aaron Agrasanchez, Tom Musca
Cast: David Haack, Alina Robert, Jason Canela, Jeirmarie Osorio, Chris Mulkey, Eduardo Yañez