OCTOBER 21, 2:00PM
United States / Drama / 12 mins
Director/Writer: Carlos A. Hiciano
Producer: Carlos A. Hiciano, Alfonso M. Rodriguez, Antonio Mendez
Cast: Emperor Kaioyus, Maria Peyramaure, J Pearllinda Vanburen
An emotional portrait of a young Latino boy navigating his youth in white suburban America. He copes with micro-aggressions and family tensions.
Canada / Drama / 12 mins
Director/Writer: Anna Hopkins
Producer: Mariah Owen, Anna Hopkins
Cast: Maya Misaljevic, Ben Carlson, Anna Hopkins
Underpaint follows the filmmaker, Anna Hopkins, as she wanders through an art gallery. Noticing a young girl on a gallery visit with her dad, Anna embarks on a journey through memories and conversations she had with her own father, Tom Hopkins, a painter himself. She explores personal reflections on her father's death, his worldviews, his art practice, and his impact on her life.
Bienvenidos A Los Angeles
United States / Drama / 15 mins
Director/Writers: Lisa Cole
Producer: Ben O'Keefe, Vivian Johnson, Cindy Lu
Cast: Destiny Faith Nelson, Stacey Patino, Yvonne Huff Lee
Inspired by true events, the film tells the timely story of Imani, a Nigerian single-mother living in Los Angeles. When she offers to help a perfect stranger reunite with her son, Imani learns this simple act of kindness threatens to jeopardize her own path to citizenship.
Hell In Vineyard
United States / Thriller / 17 mins
Director: Samuel Langshteyn
Producer: Kimberly Mac
Cast: Krissy Lemon, Joseph Buck, Gregor Lopes, Diego Navarro
A rich, Hearing man named Benwick created a new, modern day Martha Vineyard community where only Deaf people reside. He is struggling to convince one Hearing neighbor, Max, to move out. One day, a Deaf resident, Jacob, turns up dead and Benwick’s Deaf assistant, Grace, discovers a sinister fate regarding the community.
Spain / Drama / 20 mins
Director/Writer: Jose Pozo
Producer: David Ortiz
Cast: José Mota, Laura Gómez-Lacueva, Elisabet Terri
Amparo lives in an old abandoned haberdashery in the center of Madrid with the only company of Carmela, a plastic bag whom she considers her daughter.