July 23, 2000 |
In a middle class suburb of San Antonio, 9-year-old Larry Garcia carries his math homework into the study where his father works. He climbs onto his lap and asks his father for help. Larry's brothers have already proven themselves useless--one brother didn't know the answer and the other wanted to charge him $2 for the answers. With easy tenderness, his father works through the equation. As Larry pads out of the study a narrator begins speaking.