In this film festival favourite, every day is magical in the tiny
logging town of San Miguel de Cruces, Mexico, thanks to director
Juan Antonio de la Riva, who captures the rhythms of small-town
life through the stories of its inhabitants. From a young couple
facing separation as the husband prepares to seek work in the
United States to a pair of teens on the cusp of adulthood to the local
movie theatre operator struggling to stay open after the introduction
of satellite dishes, Pueblo de madera portrays a town—and a
Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife.
The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child.
Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment.
Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his female co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor.