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Image credit: Oh ok! by Natalia Rocafuerte, 2018

SEÑORITA CINEMA: SUPER SHORTS
Saturday, November 2 (Reception at 7PM, screening at 7:30PM)
Guest filmmakers Yeiry Guevara, Natalia Rocafuerte, Lesley Elizondo, Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez, Hillary Scullane scheduled to attend. 
 
Señorita Cinema is back! Founded by Stephanie Saint Sanchez, this three-day festival showcases Latina-made short films from all around the globe at venues across Houston. Aurora is happy to present this year’s “Super Shorts” program– an exciting mini movie mixtape including the Houston premieres of films Changeling by Helena Martin, Triste Alegria by Danila Cervantes, Preludes by Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez, and many others. Join us before the show for a reception with participating filmmakers, with food provided by Taco Lady and beverages provided by Saint Arnold Brewery, and more.
 
Program (approx. 85 minutes):
 
Amar al Aire Libre (1:27) 
Yeiry Guevara (Houston, TX)
A video Poem from Houston spoken word artist.
 
The Oficina (6:36) 
Tessa Byford (New York, NY)
A boss who means well, calls a group of Latina women into a meeting. After some cringe-worthy moments he learns a lesson on stereotyping.
 
Sweet Thing (6:00)
Amelia Segrera (Canada)
An experimental film and media criticism exploring the exoticism and sexualization of women of colour.
 
Meeting Brown (10:00) 
Aan Lydia Monaco (San Fernando Valley, CA)
A Latinx woman is forced to choose between her culture or a future with the man she loves.
 
The Oven (7:44) 
Natalia Rocafuerte (Austin, TX)
Fernando is unhappily married to Linda, who worries about his infedility.
 
Triste Alegría (3:06)  
Danila Cervantes (San Diego, CA)
Animation Creation story of the Agave Plant
 
Memories: Jose de Jesus (10:19) 
Lesley Elizondo (Gardena, CA)
Memories of the life of a man are told by his surviving 97 year old wife
 
Preludes (4:44) 
Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez (League City, TX)
A film highlighting the sacrifices of matriarchs in a transnational family.
 
No Answer (2:00)
Stephanie O Hernandez (Los Angeles, CA)
A daughter starts to worry when her mother doesn't pick up her phone.
 
ABEO (7:00)
Brenda M Lopez Zepeda (Quebec, Canada) Content Warning 
A hard-hitting, mixed media animation depicting the journey of Nadia and Lupe, two immigrants who risked their lives to cross the Arizona desert in search for a better life. 
 
Fricasé (10:16) 
Taly Uriarte  (Queens, NY)
Living in a dystopian regime where undocumented immigrants are persecuted, two sisters, stuck in hiding, take a risk to preserve a family tradition.
 
Lady Justice (9:32)
Saray D. Guidetti (Los Angeles, CA) content warning: depictions of sexual violence
An action drama about a woman who wants to put an end to sex trafficking. 
 
Ashes Cenizas (4:49)
Ana Falcon (Mexico)
The last flares of love between a couple turn to ashes over a series of mid-afternoon teas.
 
What Makes You Happy? (2:15)
Hillary Scullane (Houston)
Filmmaker Hilary Scullane asks the viewers’ and her own happiness and memories.


 

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