20 September 2009 5:47 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Once a year, a movie about an immigrant, with or without a family, appears upon our screens . . . and if you include small indie and foreign releases, make that once a month. The archetypal hero is either impoverished, in need of love, and/or relentlessly experiencing bigotry at the hands of the local populace, the police, and other governmental authorities. (Goodbye Solo (2009), The Visitor (2008), plus Live and Become (2005) are a few of the exemplary examples of this genre.)

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