A TIMELY IMMIGRATION LOVE STORY
Mexican-born director Aaron Agrasanchez’s second feature is a pointed comedy about transnational lovers in a dangerous time. Set in Miami during the Trump ascendancy, Make Love Great Again pits adorable newlyweds Chris and Natalie against a pair of unduly suspicious federal agents charged with approving the verity of their marriage. Chris is American, Natalie’s a Mexican in the U.S. on a student visa; their nuptials can grant her that coveted permanent residency -- but only if their love story seems credible.
Darting between fun and tumultuous flashbacks and the unnerving weirdness of Chris and Natalie being interrogated about their intimacy, Make Love Great Again is about how sometimes you need to lie in order to tell the truth – and how, with a little luck and tenacity, love trumps all.
DIRECTED BY AARON AGRASANCHEZ
When I first began to read the original version of this script, I knew page by page that this was the project I wanted to do next. We have seen several stories about poor individuals coming into this country and crossing the border to seek a better life. This movie is different because we are able to see a different perspective. The idea of choosing love in this country over a better life in another is what made this most appealing to me. "Make Love Great Again" is set in the now. There isn't a more perfect time to release this film, and honestly, I don't think this topic will ever have an expiration date.
- Aaron Agrasanchez