Mosquita y Mari was nominated LAST YEAR for the John Cassavetes Award. Seems fitting that I watched it on the day when Independent Spirit Awards named this year’s nominees in all categories.
I hope it won’t take me a whole year to watch all 44 films with nominations in this round.
So… about Aurora Guerrero’s coming of age story…. lovely… self-assured and confident in letting the film unfold without trying too hard. Thanks. Really appreciated it. Will look forward to seeing what’s next. I noticed Aurora just got some grant money from San Francisco Film Society.
Los Valientes / The Brave Ones — Aurora Guerrero, writer/director; Chad Burris, producer
$25,000 for packaging
Felix Lopez is gay, undocumented and living in San Francisco until his family obligations move him across the country to a small Pennsylvania mining town to join his undocumented sister. Once there, alienated by local and family politics, Felix finds unexpected solace in the company of one person: his sister’s husband.
So I hope that means something good is coming soon. Meanwhile I’ll look for her earlier shorts.
Oh.. and the two stars of this film were just wonderful. Will be so happy to see them get meaningful work in the future.
Day 207 of A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act.