George Lopez, who produced and stars in the new movie “Spare Parts,” said the film isn’t political. But as others have noted, the immigration debate in Washington gives the movie an added relevancy.
Lopez plays an advisor to four undocumented high school students who successfully defeat MIT in a robotics competition.
“I don’t think it’s a political film,” he said. “It isn’t to try to wave a banner for immigration or tell people how to think. It’s just a fantastic story of these great kids that did something pretty amazing.”
He said the movie’s message was universal.
“A dream doesn’t have a citizenship and a dream doesn’t have a color,” said “Anybody anywhere should feel free to dream and not think that because of political issues or how we are as a country or the climate of immigration that your dream is not of any value.”
More on the real-life story of the four teens portrayed in “Spare Parts” here.