Marvilyn Eugene has been a captive along with her 9 year old son most of her life by her sexually abusive husband. On a cold mysterious dawn, she decides to break the sacred vow by brutally murdering her husband and runs away along with her son and escape such nightmares.
Elderly Amparo prepares a ritual meal and an altar to honour her late champion-wrestler husband at a special dinner in her house filled with memories. Told through sublime visuals this is a touching, melancholic story about love taken away, though never forgotten. We feel how devastating her loss has been. Hers is a life of remembrances and devotion, where the shrine and food could be interpreted as expressions of desire to join her husband in the afterlife.
Teri, a weary widow, faces the painful task of rebuilding her life as a single mother, following a traumatic encounter with an armed assailant. When her worst fears seemingly come true, Teri finds herself bedridden and trapped in a cat and mouse game of life and death.
Lost in an unknown and timeless land, IDIR finds himself with KASHOU a woman who claims to be his mother, crossing through a village that lives by absurd and maniacal rules. Not remembering his past Idir convinces Kashou to settle there and start a new life, but to do so he must get an -ASIV- which is to marry from the village. Beda, a woman who shares secrets with Tsicar (the village leader) marries Idir and quickly things take a…
Two broken hearts, two friends, a road trip, and a new lover. Danielle, a young musician, sets off on a journey with Diego, her best friend, while both of them face the pain of a break up with their partners. Ending up at the northern border of Mexico, they’ll have to use their abilities as musicians to survive as they get to know the complicated context between the US and Mexico.
This is a coming-of-age story about two best friends living on the US-Mexico border in a scarred landscape of racial tensions, family wounds, and lack of opportunities as they embark on their extraordinary journeys in 3D innovation and artistic creativity to heal themselves, their families, and their community.
The Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase began as a celebration of films made by women filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region. Since then, we have expanded to include powerful short films from around the world, whose stories challenge perceptions about women, border communities, immigrants, people of color, the LBGTQ+ community, and other underrepresented communities.
After losing her job as a stripper due to the pandemic, Andrea Werhun is exploring a new frontier of contactless sex work. She’s launched “Hire A Muse” a.k.a. H.A.M., which offers clients a range of services from topless book-reading to collaborative comic-making. With her future at the strip club uncertain, Andrea’s balancing life as a “muse” for lonely men with her own creative dream: to become a full-time writer.
December 24, 1983, 10:50 p.m.; Julie and her cousins ate too much sugar, Santa Claus is late and Denis, alone in his car, is anxious at the idea of setting foot in his ex-in-law's house to pick up his children. The film is an early coming-of-age that is as squeaky as it is poetic.
An eccentric Mexican painter, who was Diego Rivera's assistant during the 1940s, returns to his city seeking to create an artistic scene, when a turbulent incident leads him to pay a sentence for almost eight years in prison, a fact that will define his life forever.
After a sudden passing, of a beloved father, husband, brother, and mentor, a daughter sought to unearth the life and legacy left behind. With the help of hundreds of photos and dozens of interviews from those loved and lost, the story of Frank Censale is found.
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Snowy has lived an isolated life in the family basement for the past 10+ years with minimal sunlight and no companionship other than that of his primary caretaker, Uncle Larry. In an effort to improve Snowy's life we ask: Is Snowy happy? And is Snowy even capable of experiencing happiness?
A household name in the 80s and 90s, Cabbage Patch Kids are plush dolls that are said to be born out of a head of cabbage. The headquarters, located in Cleveland, Georgia, offers an experience where children can watch their dolls being born through a simulated medical birth where store employees dressed as nurses act out birthing a babydoll from a cabbage patch.
“If a bad actor can be president, why not a good drag queen?” In 1992, Joan Jett Blakk made a historic bid for the White House as one of the first openly queer write-in candidates. Today, Terence Smith, the man behind the persona, reflects back on his place in gay rights history at the height of the AIDS crisis.
The story of one man who changed the National Rifle Association (NRA) forever. Told through meticulously crafted archive, The Rifleman takes us into the life and trajectory of Harlon Carter, the leading force behind a coup who paved the way for the NRA’s staunch anti-regulation stance and unyielding influence in American politics.
When her childhood boyfriend dies, Nicole Friedman returns to New Jersey and discovers he left a script to be made. And, as a working filmmaker, they immediately think of her to make it. The only problem is, it's not just bad but like, mafia bro action movie bad. Though it does have a somewhat redeeming ending.
Twenty years ago, his rampage the day before Halloween left many dead. Now, "Yazo the Clown" has returned on the anniversary of "The Devil's Night Massacre," and he has his eyes set on his first victim. Get a glimpse into the world of Yazo, aka the "Ghoul of Mischief."