Staff Pick Premiere: 'San Miguel' by Cris Gris. In the face of devastating loss and grief, the human mind often turns to magical thinking to make sense of the unfathomable. In this week Staff Pick Premiere, 'San Miguel,' a devout young girl desperately prays at the feet of an invisible God to sooth the pain of her despondent mother.
When divine intervention does not come fast enough, she must think of alternate, earth side methods to pull her family out of the darkness of despair. Filmed in writer and director Cris Gris' hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, the beauty of 'San Miguel' lies not only in the natural performances of its actors but the true-to-life portrayal of its location. Everything from the pious dedication of Monterrey people, to its sky high fireworks displays builds on….