Apr 12, 2024 - News

"The Long Game" has San Antonio connections

A group of people stand in front of a yellow banner with SXSW logos.

"The Long Game" cast at South by Southwest last year. Photo: Frazer Harrison via Getty Images

"The Long Game" puts the true Del Rio story of the determination of young Latinos in the 1950s on the silver screen while bringing a few San Antonio connections with it.

Why it matters: The underrepresentation of Latinos in mainstream media has long been an issue in Hollywood, and the movie is inherently a showcase of a minority history.

Driving the news: The movie releases Friday with showings throughout the U.S. and, of course, at many local theaters.

  • In the movie, JB Peña leads a group of Mexican American golf caddies to form their own team, overcome prejudices within the border town and play against their affluent white counterparts.

Zoom in: The film is an adaptation of "Mustang Miracle," a book by Humberto G. Garcia, who was born in Del Rio but is now a lawyer in San Antonio.

  • Paulina Chávez, who is originally from El Paso but raised in San Antonio, plays Daniela Torres in the movie, MySA reports.

Cheech Marin and Dennis Quaid also star in the movie.

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