¡Fiesta! Quinceañera

¡Fiesta! Quinceañera

Life for a Latinx immigrant family in the New South can be challenging and sometimes terrifying, but thankfully, there's always a fiesta to take you through the night. Three Latina girls and a seasoned drag artist host their own quinceañera, a complex and colorful rite of passage, showcasing the creative spirit of Latinx communities and their struggles to retain their roots and traditions.

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Unmarked

Much of America's rich history is being lost to time. In the South, vast amounts of African-American gravesites and burial grounds for enslaved persons have been disappearing over the years. In Virginia alone, stories of thousands at rest could vanish from history altogether if these locations are not restored. Those with personal connections to these burial sites have recently begun to uncover and maintain locations across the state. However, there is much work to be done in order to preserve this part of America's history.

  • 2020-08-09T16:00:00-07:00
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All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk

After a contentious race, the 2017 runoff for mayor of New Orleans came down to two candidates: Desiree Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell, two very different black women. The winner of this election would take office as the first female mayor of New Orleans and the city's fourth black mayor. Through news footage, campaign advertisements and archival audio and video, All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk is the unprecedented story of this mayoral runoff told through the eyes of black women living in this city.

  • 2020-08-09T16:30:00-07:00
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Sustained Outrage

The story of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning local newspaper in West Virginia fighting for survival. LOCAL ANGLES: local news, news sustainability, Pulitzer, opioid crisis, West Virginia-cinematographer, NYC-based director/editor, woman director.

  • 2020-08-16T16:00:00-07:00
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Outspoken

LGBTQ West Virginians fight to live free from discrimination, calling us to reimagine the power of a small town queer community.

  • 2020-08-16T16:30:00-07:00
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First Lady of the Revolution

Henrietta Boggs, a reluctant Southern belle, finds her way to Central America in the 1940s, in search of freedom and adventure. Instead, she is swept up in political upheaval, when her new husband is elected president of Costa Rica. This film portrays a courageous woman who escaped the confines of a sheltered existence to help nurture a young democracy.

  • 2020-08-23T16:00:00-07:00
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Seadrift

In 1979, a fatal shooting ignites a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugee fishermen along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of Vietnamese refugee arrival in the U.S., "Seadrift" examines this turbulent yet little-seen chapter of American history and explores its consequences that continue to reverberate today. LOCAL ANGLE: Vietnamese, refugee theme, civil rights, gulf coast, San Antonio (close to Seadrift), Houston (close to Seadrift), racism, UT Austin filmmaker, Taiwanese filmmaker, CAAM funded film, ITVS funded film, Firelight fellow filmmaker, racial reconciliation.

  • 2020-08-30T16:02:00-07:00
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