Co-sponsored by Cine Las Americas
Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura Montana and Anthony Chisholm also star in this heartfelt drama, jointly written and directed by Mendoza and her collaborator Gloria La Morte.
Paola Mendoza was named one of Filmmaker Magazine 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She made her narrative directorial debut with ENTRE NOS, which had its world premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival where it was awarded Honorable Mention. She was most recently commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Tribeca Film Institute to direct the short documentary LA TOMA. She also directed the feature length documentary AUTUMN’S EYES which had its premiere at SXSW and won several awards on the festival circuit. Ms. Mendoza was a nominee for the 2008 & 2010 NALIP Estel Awards, given to Latino filmmakers that show extraordinary promise in the field of directing.
Thursday, August 23rd, 6:00PM GSD&M Screening Room (828 West 6th Street) Free with RSVP (required)