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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS FROM PUERTO RICO
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GABI

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 21 minutes
  • Directed By: Zoé Salicrup Junco
  • Country: Puerto Rico
GABI is a sassy, sexy, and strong Puerto Rican woman, but an unexpected family death forces her to return to her native homeland, confronting a place she thought she had left behind.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. | Read More
Female Director(s)
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LOVESICKNESS

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Country: Puerto Rico
From executive producer Benicio del Toro, tales of maddening infatuation-a surprising love triangle, an unfaithful marriage and a hostage situation-weave together artfully in the backyards of Puerto Rico. Passion defeats reason again and again in this melancholy comedy about the selfish search for love and connection. In Spanish. | Read More
Drama and Comedy
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MALA MALA

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini
  • Country: Puerto Rico
This visually striking immersion in the transgender community of Puerto Rico celebrates the breadth of experiences among trans-identifying women: from campaigning for human rights to working in the sex industry or performing as part of drag troupe “The Doll House.” Unapologetic and unconventional, Mala Mala explores the ways internal and external identity pave the path of self discovery through the unique yet universal stories of its fascinating cast of characters. | Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Cecilia Aldarondo
  • Country: USA and Puerto Rico
Like many gay men in the 1980s, Miguel moved from Puerto Rico to New York City; he found a career in theater and a rewarding relationship. Yet, on his deathbed he grappled to reconcile his homosexuality with his Catholic upbringing. Now, decades after his death, his niece Cecilia locates Miguel’s estranged lover to understand the truth, and in the process opens up long-dormant family secrets. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Latino Director(s)
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SECOND PLACE HEINEKEN AWARD WINNER – DOCUMENTARY

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Country: Puerto Rico
This visually striking immersion in the transgender community of Puerto Rico celebrates the breadth of experiences among trans-identifying women: from campaigning for human rights to working in the sex industry or performing as part of drag troupe “The Doll House.” Unapologetic and unconventional, Mala Mala explores the ways internal and external identity pave the path of self discovery through the unique yet universal stories of its fascinating cast of characters. | Read More

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