JOHN SAYLES PRESENTS… THE THIN YELLOW LINE

Thin Yellow Line - PosterTHE THIN YELLOW LINE chronicles the journey of five men as they travel along an old highway that joins two forgotten Mexican towns. These men are workers who have been hired to paint the centerline that divides the road. They set out in an old ’76 pickup to cover more than a hundred and twenty miles of asphalt with a thin line of yellow paint. And they have less than a fortnight to do it. Toño, the man in charge, is a lonely seventy-one year old man. An old highway hardhat, he helped to build thousands of miles of roads all around Mexico in the seventies. Now he has been put at the head of the crew who are going to paint the thin yellow line. This is how he meets Pablo, a twenty-year-old man who is passing by on his way to the United States to join his brother, who he hasn’t seen in four years. “The Thin Yellow Line” is a story in which nothing ever goes as planned. It’s a story with straight lines, curves and potholes, just like life itself.

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