Femme Frontera (non-competition)

Screening Dates & Times:

Saturday, April 22nd at 12:30pm

Whether they are real or imaginary, physical or intangible, boundaries divide and disquiet in Femme Frontera, a ravishingly well-told, deeply felt series of narrative and documentary shorts from Latina filmmakers living along the US-México border. Resisting stereotypical, hyper masculine depictions of the Latina experience that so often reduce characters of color to the status of flimsy cardboard cutouts, the directors of Femme Frontera prioritize feeling and style ahead of plot, cultivating tactile emotional realities onscreen that address–in part–the illogic behind man-made walls. “These films revise the cultural narrative entirely through the simple act of showing the truth,” Femme Frontera founder Angie Tures writes. “The six women filmmakers of Femme Frontera are unapologetic in their portrayals of sacrifice, perseverance, sexism, bigotry, and radical hope.”

FILMS:

Memory Box, directed by Angie Reza Tures
La Catrina, directed by Illana Lapid
Child of the Desert, directed by Iliana Sosa
Undocumented Freedom, directed by Laura Bustillos Jáquez
The Appleseed Project, directed by Jennifer Lucero 
Overland, directed by Jazmin Harvey

 

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