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02/27/2012 12:52 pm ET

Oscars: How A Better Life's Chris Weitz And Demian Bichir Got Political

Chris Weitz, the director of the indie drama A Better Life, whose lead actor, Demian Bichir, is up for on Oscar on Sunday night, didn't really plan on making a "political" movie. He was drawn to the modest, affecting human story of Carlos Galindo, an undocumented Mexican day laborer in East LA struggling to eke out a living, keep his head down, and make "a better life" for his teenage son.

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