Vecinos tells the story of neighbors, brought together by proximity, but held together by something much more personal. Roberto hasn’t done much changing lately, but even from his couch he’s seen his neighborhood become a place he barely recognizes. When Maria moves in down the hall from him, though, Roberto has no choice but to consider the good side of change. Vecinos reminds us that no matter how easy it is to lose your identity in a city that won’t sit still, it’s even easier to lose it when you’re the one sitting still.

This is a movie that
everyone will connect to,

Told With an all-latino cast.


Rupert Reyes

As Roberto

Alma chapa moore

As Maria

Julio Carreon-Reyes

As Samuel

Karinna Perez Cantu

As Sylvia


Written By

Rupert Reyes

Directed By

Alex Avila

Produced By

Rupert Reyes, Joann Carreon-Reyes, Alex Avila, JoJoanie Segura Moreno, Karinna Perez Cantu, AND Raul Garza

Production Company

Pinche Lampara Productions

An Authentic Look

At What It Means To Be Vulnerable.

Our story

Our story begins in 2008, when audiences in Austin, Texas attended sold out performances of Vecinos, a play written by Rupert Reyes and produced by Teatro Vivo. We were nominated as Best New Play in 2008 and eventually published. With the universal theme of love as a driving force in our story and production, we knew that this beautiful story needed to reach more people and start more conversations.

Our movie wouldn’t exist without the help of a wide community of supporters. In fact, it was the financial support of 138 Seed & Spark donors that enabled us to take Vecinos from the stage to the silver screen. We want to acknowledge those donors for their connection to this story and for their support of this production.

Behind The Scenes

Bring Vecinos To Your Barrio

Want to feel the love, but don’t see your city? Maybe you caught us at one of our past screenings and weren’t able to connect, let’s change that! Contact us below to find out how you can bring Vecinos to your neighborhood.

Upcoming Screenings

San Antonio, TX

Saturday, Jan 1, 8:00PM

Alamo Drafthouse – Lamar

Dallas, TX

Saturday, Jan 1, 8:00PM

Alamo Drafthouse – Lamar

Austin, TX

Saturday, Jan 1, 8:00PM

Alamo Drafthouse – Lamar

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