Feature Narrative Films

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Feature Films:

La afinadora de árboles
Dir. Natalia Smirnoff
(Argentina / Mexico, 101 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama / Comedy)
Clara receives the most important award in children’s literature and her life starts becoming a little bit intense. In order to find some peace and inspiration, she and her family move to the countryside, close to where she was born. While there, she reconnects with her old boyfriend, Ariel, and his brother, Carlos, prompting a re-evaluation of her life, altering her existence forever. ¡Viva Mujeres! Films Showcase.

Amor de película
Dir. Sebastián Mega Díaz
(Argentina, 90 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Romance)
Martín and Vera have been together for seven years since filming the short film where they met and fell in love. While she managed to become a successful film and theater actress, he failed to emerge as a successful film director. A story that talks about second chances, first impressions and the (re) construction of love. El Corazón Films Showcase..

Dir. Andrés Wood
(Chile, 105 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Political Drama)
From Sundance Award-winning director Andrés Wood (Machuca) comes Araña, a dark political thriller about the ambition of power. Through two different timelines, one set on the eve of the Chilean coup d’etat in 1973 and one in the present day, Araña explores the evolution of radical political activism as well as a dangerously charged love triangle. Spotlight Films Showcase

Dirs. Juliano Dornelles; Kleber Mendonça Filho
(Brazil / France, 131 min., 2019, Portuguese w/ English subtitles; English, Western / Experimental)
A few years from now: Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them celebrated actress Sônia Braga) notice that their village has vanished off the maps and that a UFO-shaped drone is flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier, arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. Un Mundo Extraño Films Showcase. 

Dir. Emilio Portes
(Mexico, 115 min,, Spanish w/ English subtitles; English, Horror) 
After losing his family in an extremely tragic way, Detective Ritter (Joaquín Cosío) must investigate a massacre at a school perpetrated by a student. What seemed like a pretty clear case becomes much more dense when a priest appears with another point of view. Joaquín Cosío Tribute Films Showcase.

Blanco de verano 
Dir. Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson
(Mexico, 85 min, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
13-year-old Rodrigo’s entire world revolves around his intimate relationship with his mother. However, their relationship begins to fall apart when she brings home a new boyfriend. This affecting drama premiered at Sundance and features a star making performance from Adrián Rossi and amazing turns from Sophie Alexander Katz and Fabián Corres. Mexico Today Films Showcase.. 

Dir. Gael García Bernal
(Mexico, 95 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Gael García Bernal steps behind the camera for his second feature, Chicuarotes, to deliver a startling look at the lives of two teenagers engaging in petty crimes in their attempts to escape their impoverished neighborhood. When one of their schemes goes a step too far, they set off a chain of events that puts their lives and those they love directly in harm’s way. Mexico Today Films Showcase..

Cindy la Regia
Dirs. Catalina Aguilar Mastretta, Santiago Limón
(Mexico, 108 min., 2020, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Comedy)
When Cindy decides she doesn’t want to marry her boyfriend, she runs to Mexico City, where new friendships and unexpected paths teach her there are more possibilities for her than she imagines. Starring Cassandra Sánchez Navarro and Regina Blandón. Mexico Today Films Showcase..

¿Conoces a Tomás?
DIr. María Torres
(Mexico, 91 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles Dramedy)
An irresponsible musician agrees to take care of his girlfriend’s autistic brother, Tomas.  Leo is initially unsure of how to behave around Tomás, but when Leo and his bandmate Chris decide to take Tomás to the wedding of a famous music producer where they’ve agreed to play, they will discover just how special he really is. Mexico Today Films Showcase.. 

Corazón de Mezquite
Dir. Ana Laura Calderón
(Mexico, 74 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Lucia is a Yoreme girl and her biggest dream in life is to play the harp, but her father, a harpist bound by tradition, won’t allow it. In spite of all this, her grandfather teaches her secretly. As a huge celebration approaches, her father suffers an injury, leaving him unable to play music at the event. The town is very worried, as there is no one else who can play the harp, allowing Lucia to transgress traditions by fulfilling  her dream. ¡Viva Mujeres! Films Showcase..

El cuento de las comadrejas
Dir. Juan José Campanella
(Argentina, 129 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Dark Comedy)
Argentine director, Juan José Campanella (Winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar for The Secret in their Eyes) makes his long-awaited return with El cuento de las comadrejas, a wry and sparkling dark comedy about a group of film veterans living in a mansion that becomes the target of young real-estate developers, creating a battle of the generations for the ages. Starring Oscar Martínez and Graciela Borges. Spotlight Films Showcase

El despertar de las hormigas
Dir. Antonella Sudasassi Furniss
(Costa Rica, 94 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Isabel, a caring and doting wife and mother, begins succumbing to immense societal pressure to have another child. Her internal struggles to stand up to patriarchal traditions reach a boiling point, revealing stunning developments for Isabel. ¡Viva Mujeres! Films Showcase..

El día de la bestia
Dir. Álex de la Iglesia
(Spain, 104 min., 1995, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Horror)
A priest convinced the Antichrist will be born on Christmas Day races against time to find and defeat the spawn of Satan. As his search grows desperate, he turns to sin to infiltrate the underbelly of Madrid’s satanist circles. Álex de la Iglesia’s diabolical horror film has captivated legions of genre fans since its release in 1995. The film provides frights and social satire in equal doses, making it a timeless parable for our times. Un mundo extraño Films Showcase.

El diablo entre las piernas
Dir. Arturo Ripstein
(Mexico / Spain, 145  min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
El diablo entre las piernas, directed by acclaimed Mexican auteur Arturo Ripstein, explores the growing rift between the Old Man and Beatriz, long time romantic partners entering the twilight of their lives. As festering memories and resentments are brought to the surface, temptation presents itself and jealousy threatens to tear them apart once and for all. Ripstein’s latest masterpiece is written by his long-time collaborator, the brilliant Paz Alicia Garciadiego, and features an all-star ensemble cast including Silvia Pasquel, Alejandro Suárez, Daniel Giménez Cacho and Patricia Reyes Spíndola. Mexico Today Films Showcase..

Días de luz
Dirs. Enrique Pérez Him; Mauro Borges, Gloria Carrión, Enrique Medrano, Julio López, Sergio Ramírez
(Panama / Costa Rica / Nicaragua / Honduras / El Salvador / Guatemala, 88 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama / Anthology)
For five days, a solar storm hits Central America. In each of these countries, its inhabitants must face life in its most basic terms as they are disconnected from its technological comforts. Fear, friendship, and love explode under the grace of human interaction, while the skies are illuminated by a colorful and never before seen tropical dawn. Spotlight Films Showcase

El fantasma del convento 
Dir. Fernando de Fuentes 
(Mexico, 85 min., 1934, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Horror)
Director Fernando de Fuentes, a trailblazer of early Mexican cinema, crafts an eerie, gothic, cautionary tale in El fantasma del convento, a macabre depiction of a couple and their best friend led astray by an insidious monk who leads them to an ancient monastery where sinister events take place. Un Mundo Extraño Films Showcase. 

Divine Love
Dir. Gabriel Mascaro
(Brazil, 101 min., 2019, Portuguese w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Brazil, 2027 – A not-so-distant future paints a jarring portrait of Brazil, one consumed by religious extremism. Operating within the system is a deeply devout woman who uses her position in a notary’s office to save couples from divorce. When she is confronted with her own domestic hardships, her faith is put to the test in this lush, erotic, and daring feature from Gabriel Mascaro (Neon Bull). El Corazón Films Showcase.

Dir. Pablo Larraín
(Chile, 102 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Chile’s most prolific filmmaker, Pablo Larraín (No, El club, Neruda, Jackie), sets the world on fire with his latest provocation, Ema, starring Mariana Di Girolamo and Gael García Bernal. Di Girolamo plays the titular Ema, a dancer grappling with the aftermath of a difficult choice she and her partner (García Bernal) made regarding their adopted child. As she channels her intense emotional trauma into dance, Ema puts into motion a ruthless series of events in her search for personal liberation and redemption. Spotlight Films Showcase. 

Dir. Andrés Kaiser
(Mexico, 100 min., 2018, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Thriller / Horror)
In the mountain range of Oaxaca, lie the remains of what once was a shelter for wild children. In 1986, a psychoanalyst priest, Juan Felipe de Jesús, documented in dozens of videotapes the rough process of reincorporating them into society, a process that was interrupted by a tragic fire that marked Juan Felipe and the feral children’s fate. In the nearest village, a mysterious silence is still kept…  Un Mundo Extraño Films Showcase.

Los futbolísimos
Dir. Miguel Ángel Lamata
(Spain, 98 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Soccer / Comedy) 
A fun and lively adaptation of the popular Spanish children’s book series “Los Futbolísimos” by Roberto Santiago. Francisco and his closest friends play on a soccer team that has reached its lowest point. They have to win one of the next three games to keep the school from cutting their team altogether. A series of strange events take place in the first two games. Coincidence? Conspiracy? Francisco and his friends decide to create Los futbolísimos, an investigative team that will get them into all kinds of adventures, in which their ingenuity and their friendships are put to a test. Para la familia Films Showcase.

Guadalupe Reyes
Dir. Salvador Espinosa
(Mexico, 92 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Comedy)
Martín Altomaro and Juan Pablo Medina star in this riotous comedy about two friends who re-connect to participate in an epic drinking contest called El Guadalupe Reyes. Their hard-partying comes at a price as both realize that growing up isn’t necessarily the worst thing that could happen. Mexico Today Films Showcase.

Hotel Paraíso
Dir. Daniel Rehder
(Peru, 93 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Coming-of-age)
A coming-of-age story about family, first love, and restoring self-esteem Guillermo, a pre-adolescent introvert travels to the Peruvian desert for a family vacation at the wonderful Hotel Paraíso. Upon arrival, Guillermo recognizes some familiar faces from school. In a competition for love, Guillermo must learn how to confront his insecurities and undergo a series of competitive challenges in order to win the weekends real prize: Andreas heart. Para la familia Films Showcase.

Dir. Flavio Pedota
(Venezuela / Mexico, 100 min., 2019, English; Spanish w/ English subtitles, Horror / Zombie)
In this zombie horror film, a father embarks on a risk-filled journey to rescue his son during an epidemic outbreak of a new rabies virus in Venezuela. Un Mundo Extraño Films Showcase.

Dir. Patrick Perez Vidauri
(United States, 96 min., 2020, English; Spanish w/ English subtitles, Romantic comedy)
In Other Words, is a romantic comedy about falling in love across the language barrier. True Andrews is a tech geek who lands an investor for his matchmaking app, but when his app matches him with a beautiful girl who doesn’t speak English; he travels with his buddies to the wine country in Baja California to prove his algorithm isn’t screwy.  El Corazón Films Showcase.

Invisible Life
Dir. Karim Aïnouz
(Brazil / Germany, 139 min., 2019, Portuguese w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Rio de Janeiro, 1950. In the conservative Portuguese Gusmão household, Eurídice and Guida are inseparable until Guida elopes with a handsome sailor. When she returns months later, pregnant and single, her father banishes her. The sisters struggle in their separate lives, hoping to reunite someday. Spotlight Films Showcase. 

La Llorona 
Dir. Jayro Bustamante(Guatemala / France, 97 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Supernatural Horror / Political Thriller)
A Guatemalan army general experience a supernatural reckoning for the genocide he orchestrated against Mayan communities in Jayro Bustamante’s (Ixcanul, Temblores) bold reimagining of the Latin American folktale, La Llorona. Spotlight Films Showcase. 

Dir. Emilio Portes
(Mexico, 88 min., 2011, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Comedy) 
Federal agent Chucho (Joaquín Cosío)  has always won the role of the Devil in his town’s annual Nativity play. However, this year there is a new pastor, who gives the part to somebody else. Unimpressed, Chucho embarks on a quest to make the pastor’s life difficult. Joaquín Cosío Tribute Films Showcase.

Lina de Lima
Dir. María Paz González
(Peru / Chile / Argentina, 83 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Musical / Drama)
Lina (Magaly Solier) is a Peruvian woman who works as a domestic helper for a wealthy Chilean family. With Christmas just around the corner, Lina plans on visiting the home she left behind to reconnect with her son. However, a series of pitfalls and disappointments threaten to derail her plans in this warm-hearted and musically charged film about the struggles of returning to the place we call home. ¡Viva Mujeres! Films Showcase.

Loco por vos 
DIr. Felipe Martínez
(Colombia, 100 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Romance)
Lucas and Simón, friends who work in a creative agency in Bogotá, throw a party as a favor to their boss, Johana. There, Lucas meets Lina, Johana’s cousin from Medellín who travels to Bogotá to apply for a visa in order to study fashion design in the United States. Lucas falls madly in love with her and  travels to Medellin to try to conquer Lina, where he realizes that before winning her over, he will have to gain the favor of her family. El Corazón Films Showcase.

La mala noche
Dir. Gabriela Calveche
(Ecuador, 95 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama / Thriller)
Dana, a beautiful woman who becomes a prostitute to make ends meet, finds herself unable to pay the leader of a human trafficking ring his share of her earnings because of the expenses she incurs caring for her sick daughter and her crippling  drug problem. Despite her precarious situation, an opportunity presents itself to infiltrate the ring and rescue a young girl, allowing Dana to stand up for the women trapped in the ring’s cycle of abuse.  Spotlight Films Showcase

Mano de obra
Dir. David Zonana
(Mexico, 82 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Francisco (Luis Alberti) and his brother are construction workers who build luxury real estate in Mexico City. After a tragic on-site accident claims the life of his brother, Francisco encounters a series of injustices by the home’s owner. Fed up with a system of labor designed to take advantage of its workers, Francisco takes the matters into his own hands. However, a loose coalition between him and the other construction workers begins to fracture when everyone starts to fall prey to the same system they’re fighting against. Mexico Today Films Showcase. 

Dir. Eduardo Ortiz
(Puerto Rico, 115 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Dramedy)
Papote, an actor and loving father, is forced to enter an anger diversion program at a mental health institution after an aggressive outburst at work. While there, he decides to put on a play with the patients of the institution allowing him to prove his worth to his son and in the process, he learns many lessons from new friends. Spotlight Films Showcase. 

Dir. Wagner Moura
(Brazil, 155 min., 2019, Portuguese w/ English subtitles; English, Political Drama)
This feature film is a celebration of Carlos Marighella, played brilliantly by musician and actor, Jorge Seu. In 1960s Brazil, ruled by a violent military dictatorship, Marighella leads a small group of guerillas in an armed struggle against the regime. Relentlessly pursued as the government’s number one enemy, Marighella cleverly evades capture; all the while continuing to inflict damage and further enraging his pursuers. With exhilarating action sequences, this rousing historical film has a powerful resonance in the present of Brazil and beyond. Revoluciones Films Showcase.

Mi familia
Dir. Gregory Nava
(United States, 128 min., 1995, Spanish w/ English subtitles; English, Drama)
A second-generation Mexican immigrant narrates his family history, beginning with the journey of his father, Jose (Jacob Vargas), across Mexico to Los Angeles where he meets Maria (Jennifer Lopez) and starts a family. Each subsequent generation contends with political and social hardships, ranging from illegal deportations in the 1940s to racial tensions and gang fights in the ’60s and ’70s. Yet through it all, or perhaps because of it, the family remains strong. This epic film about the Mexican-American experience features one of the very best casts ever assembled, including Edward James Olmos, Esai Morales, Jimmy Smits and Constance Marie. ¡Viva La Raza! Chicano/a Films Showcase.

Dir. Kenneth Müller
(Guatemala, 74 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Political Drama)
The feature film narrates from a human and cruel perspective the facts about the uprising and flight of the “Ixil” Indians in Guatemala, a group that managed to survive the massacre against them led by the EGP (Guerrilla Army of the Poor) in the eighties. The Ixiles were led by Tomás Guzaro (Fernando Cuautle) on their way to freedom. The Guatemalan civil war was one of the bloodiest in Latin America, pointing to the Guatemalan army as responsible for the indigenous genocide when other realities existed that virtually no filmmaker had dared to tell until the arrival of “Nebaj”,  the other side of the coin. Revoluciones Films Showcase.

La odisea de los giles
Dir. Sebastián Borensztein
(Argentina / Spain, 115 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Dramedy / Heist)
Ricardo and Chino Darín come together for the first time as a father-son acting duo in La odisea de los giles, a heist dramedy that plays on the most basic human instinct: getting back what’s yours. After a group of small-town friends and investors learn they are victims of a scam following the collapse of an Argentine bank, they set out with a plan to earn back their money against all odds. Spotlight Films Showcase. 

El otro José
Dir. Alejandro Guzmán Álvarez
(Mexico, 27 min., 2005, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
José is a taxi driver from Mexico City who loses his temper at the slightest provocation. After engaging in a brawl after suffering from heartbreak, he decides to end his life but a stranger saves him. Regretful, José decides to change to show the world and the woman he loves that he is not the same as before.  Joaquín Cosío Tribute Films Showcase.

Dir. Allan Deberton
(Brazil, 98 min., 2019, Portuguese w/ English subtitles, Musical / Dramedy)
An eccentric old woman dances to the beat of her own drum in Allan Deberton’s poignant debut feature. Pacarrete (the sublime Marcelia Cartaxo), a former ballet dancer who lives in northeast Brazil, decides to dust off her tutu slip and her ballet slippers to perform a classic dance for her city’s 200th-anniversary celebration–whether the townspeople want it or not. A broad comedy turns increasingly contemplative as the true nature of Pacarrete’s daily life becomes apparent. Spotlight Films Showcase. 

Pecado original 
Dir. Jean Lee
(Paraguay, 75 min., 2018, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Romantic Comedy)
After moving to Spain with her husband, Eva, a Paraguayan woman of class and elegance, finds herself stuck in a complicated love triangle with a controversial artist and her very conservative husband. The situation allows Eva to unleash her inner spontaneity, digging herself into an absurdist battle of strengths and weaknesses. El Corazón Films Showcase.

Dir. José María Yazpik
(Mexico, 88 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Dramedy)
Acclaimed actor José María Yazpik directs and stars in Polvo, a comic and socially incisive portrayal of a small town in Mexico turned upside down by the return of a former resident and the mysterious powder that falls from the sky one day. Featuring a dynamic supporting cast of Mexico’s biggest stars, including Mariana Treviño, Joaquín Cosio, Jesús Ochoa, Adrian Vazquez, and Angélica Aragón.  Spotlight Films Showcase

El proyeccionista
Dir. José María Cabral
(Dominican Republic, 98 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
A projectionist confined to live his existence passionately in love with a woman he knows only through projected film reels. One night the reels get burned and he embarks on a trip searching for the real identity of his mysterious beloved. Spotlight Films Showcase. 

Real Women Have Curves 
DIr. Patricia Cardoso
(USA, 93 min, 2002, English; Spanish w/ English subtitles, Coming of age)
This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University but her mother  feels that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not go to college. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage, she agrees to work with her mother at her sister’s downtown LA sewing factory. Over the summer she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork. Patricia Cardoso’s Real Women Have Curves stars America Ferrera and Lupe Ontiveros and is beautically and authentically  written by acclaimed writer Josefina López. ¡Viva La Raza! Chicano/a Films Showcase.

The Roads Not Taken
Dir. Sally Potter
(UK, 85 min., 2020, English; Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
The Roads Not Taken follows a day in the life of Leo (Academy Award® winner Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning) as she grapples with the challenges of her father’s chaotic mind. As they weave their way through New York City, Leo’s journey takes on a hallucinatory quality as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future. Featuring Salma Hayek and Laura Linney. Spotlight Films Showcase

Sambo Creek: El regreso de La Llorona
Dir. Liana Hassim
(Honduras, 80 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Horror)
La Llorona, a supernatural being who seeks revenge for the death of her daughters, attacks a group of young people on vacation at the beach after they accidentally kill a girl. Un Mundo Extraño Films Showcase.

Santo contra hombres infernales 
Dir. Joselito Rodríguez
(Mexico / Cuba, 74 min., 1961 Spanish w/ English subtitles, Lucha libre)
In this restored classic featuring the iconic Luchador “El Santo”, the titular hero assists an undercover agent from a gang of vicious drug smugglers. Un Mundo Extraño Films Showcase.

Dir. Jason Chaet
(United States, 93 min., 2019, English; Spanish w/ English subtitles, Dramedy)
David Seneca, a Puerto Rican actor in New York City, has been struggling for years to make his acting career a success. As he watches a young protégé take the acting world by a storm, several emotional traumas compound, leading to an unexpected street fight that goes viral. Now as an infamous internet sensation, he is kicked out of his home and must slowly start picking up the pieces of his life to make himself whole again. Spotlight Films Showcase

Segunda estrella a la derecha
Dir. Ruth Caudeli
(Colombia, 82 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who refuses to grow up like her best friends already have. Angélica, one of Emilia’s friends, is getting married. Her other friends, Clara and Renata, seem to have all their lives figured out: amazing jobs, family, kids… While Emilia is still living with her mother and trying to define her relationship with Mariana, her sometimes lover. Her life becomes even messier when she is fired from her job and she is forced to make grown-up decisions. ¡Somos! Cine LGBTQ + Films Showcase.

Sin señas particulares
Dir. Fernanda Valadez
(Mexico / Spain, 95 min., 2020, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Thriller / Immigration)
Magdalena sets out on a journey in search of her son, who disappeared en route to the U.S. border. Traveling through the desolate towns and landscapes of today’s Mexico, she meets Miguel, a young man recently deported from the United States who is making his way home. The two accompany one another: Magdalena looks for her son and Miguel is eager to see his mother again in a territory where victims and aggressors roam together. Immigration Films Showcase.

Dir. Armond Cohen
(Mexico, 109 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
A desperate, lonely young woman in need of money becomes pregnant with the biological son of a couple of strangers. When an accident happens, she takes extreme measures to fulfill her part of the deal. Starring Paulina Gaitán, Marco Peréz, and Flavio Medina. Mexico Today Films Showcase. 

The Infiltrators
Dir. Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra
(United States, 92 min., 2019, English w/ Spanish subtitles, Thriller / Immigration)
The Infiltrators is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center—on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations. They believe the best place to stop deportations is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break’, things don’t go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, The Infiltrators tells an incredible and thrilling true story in a genre-defying new cinematic language. Immigration Films Showcase.

Todos cambiamos
Dir. Arturo Montenegro
(Panama, 92 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Federico, the patriarch of a well-to-do Panamanian family, begins the process of becoming the woman he was always meant to be, Lizzie. As Lizzie navigates the complexities of transitioning; judgments and societal pressures threaten to tear her family apart. ¡Somos! Cine LGBTQ + Films Showcase.

Tu Me Manques
Dir. Rodrigo Bellott
(Bolivia / United States, 105 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles; English, Drama)
In this tender exploration of acceptance and loss, José (Oscar Martinez) travels to New York City to make sense of his son Gabriels’ suicide– and to get much-needed answers from his boyfriend, Sebastián. As their differences melt away, their pain and grief are incorporated into Sebastián’s transcendent new play: A revolutionary act of queer liberation and homage to Gabriel. ¡Somos! Cine LGBTQ + Showcase.

Your Iron Lady
Dir. Jorge Xolalpa, Jr.
(United States / Mexico, 95 min., 2020, Spanish w/ English subtitles; English, Drama)
A year in the life of Teresa: an immigrant mother of four who after being married for 22 years, decides to leave her abusive husband upon her arrival to the U.S. in 1998.

Yo, imposible
Dir. Patricia Ortega
(Venezuela / Colombia, 97 min., 2018, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Ariel is a young religious dressmaker who after a failed sexual encounter, discovers a secret her family has tried to hide all of her life: she was born intersex but after a corrective surgery was raised a girl. A decision is now on her horizon, she can either keep living as a socially accepted but oppressed woman or live her life as an intersexual person and face the judgments of society. ¡Somos! Cine LGBTQ + Showcase.


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