Filmmaker Chris Weitz joined Morning Joe earlier today. His new film “A Better Life” takes a look at immigration in Los Angeles, focusing on a father – an illegal immigrant– and his struggles with raising his (legal) son.
Weitz says the film doesn’t aim to have a pro- or anti- immigration stance. “It gives you perspective into the lives that we’re talking about as numbers and statistics. [The movie] is not really done as a sort of ponderous lesson. It’s an adventure that a father and son take through Los Angeles.”
Weitz adds that the movie plot is somewhat of a shared experience: “Somebody in the back of our family history has made great sacrifices to come to this country and make things better for their family.”