Salvador, a gay Mexican elder who has lost his partner of 15 years, calls his partner's estranged son, Anthony, to tell him of his father's passing. Unaware of their relationship, Anthony travels from Chicago to a small rural town in Mexico to attend his father's funeral. As family secrets are exposed, identities and perceptions are challenged.
A time travel drama about one woman forced to confront her different selves over time. When her 16-year-old self rebels against the rules, a struggle for control ensues.
Nearly 40 years later, 12 Latinx millennials bear witness to Rufina Amaya's grave testimony about what happened at El Mozote.
A daughter documents her youthful father as he introduces her to the world of 4x4 Overlanding travels. Tracing him from the passenger seat, she uses memory and a special day at the beach in the Dominican Republic to capture her father's vibrant, at times performative, and always loving, spirit.
A phone call informs the Gómez family, who lives in California, that their oldest daughter has had a severe car accident in New York. Ana, Luis and their youngest daughter Alejandra must find the safest and fastest way to cross the country without getting separated or deported.
A prehistoric family's desperate search for a mythical source of life turns into tragedy when the egos and obsessions of their male members rise to the surface.
John, unable to understand the illness that drives his grandfather between past and present states, stumbles into an old album full of photographs and then let the images guide his imagination, transforming his grandpa's memories into drawing interpretations.
Program #3: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts II - Generational Echoes Q&A
Live Q&A with the filmmakers of Program #3: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts II - Generational Echoes Q&A moderated by Danny De Lillo | NFMLA Board Chair and SCREEN International Executive.
All event times are Pacific Time.
If you have purchased a festival pass or a ticket to Program #3: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts II - Generational Echoes, a ZOOM link will be emailed to you 30 minutes prior to the start time.
A collection of films that play on narratives, both real and surreal, that we create for ourselves and the things that we choose to believe when confronted with uncertainty. Stories told in this block include a couple facing the choice of spending eternity together, a boy finding his own moral compass, a man using his childhood imagination to cope with a grim reality, a woman on a quest to regain her ability to dream, a college student orchestrating a fiction about his life for his visiting mother, a pair of trapeze artists whose trust is critically tested, and a young girl who escapes deportation by becoming a mermaid.
Suggested screening time: September 26th at 12:15pm PT
Live Filmmaker Q&A: September 26th at 2:00pm PT
FANDANGO AT THE WALL follows New York City maestro Arturo O’Farrill, Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder, to Veracruz, Mexico where he meets up with the masters of a 300-year-old folk music tradition called son jarocho and then joins them for a historical music festival called “Fandango Fronterizo” that takes place simultaneously on both sides of the United States-Mexico border transforming the wall from an object that divides to one that unites.
Suggested screening time: September 26th at 3:15pm PT
Live Filmmaker Q&A: September 26th at 5:00pm PT
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