Luminarias was released in the year 2000。
Opposites attract during Lent on LA's east side, as four successful chicanas near 40 without men. They drink and laugh at Luminarias, in Monterey Park. Andrea's husband has just left her for a blond. Sofia, a psychologist who's moved to the west side, sets her up with a Jewish lawyer; Andrea's anti-gringo rage tests that relationship. Sofia, in turn, has to decide if she's a wannabe White; an immigrant waiter, who loves banda music, helps her choose. Lilly, a painter, craves Lu, her new Korean boyfriend, and she's about to meet his parents. Irene gives up men for Lent and keeps her distance from her gay, cross-dressing brother. Loneliness faces each woman as they sort things out.