I will have time soon to write more about this but Lilies of the Field, along with being a sentimental heart-mover, is the first allegorical embracing of Mexican/African solidarity from Hollywood in the 20th Century. Amazing
Here's Sidney Poitier's Academy Award acceptance speech! "First Negro"
In these days of alleged and real Mexican/African American warring, it is worth the time to witness this gentle film--complex, edgy, sentimental, and real.