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Swamp Lion

Directed by Torben Bech

Directed by: Torben Bech

Writer: Torben Bech

Produced by: Magnus Kristiansen

Cast: Michael Ray Escamilla, Bre Blair, Luis Bordonada, Karen Sours Albisua, David Barrera, Dominic Hoffman, Jack Elliot Ybarra

Based on writer-director Torben Bech’s personal experiences, SWAMP LION is a neo-western crime drama about a working-class family’s struggle to save their son.

After their son is diagnosed with advanced cancer Jim and Bee, a truck driver and cashier living in a small Texas border town, struggle to climb the mountain of medical bills. When a new treatment costs $250,000, Jim decides he must do whatever it takes to get the money – even if that means trafficking drugs across the US/Mexican border. This gritty, beautifully acted film explores how far a family will go to save their child and the moral decay that can sometimes follow love and sacrifice.

Dates & Times


Regal Union Square

Sat, Sep 17
5:30 pm