THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 – 7:15 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES
When Maia, a mixed race Latina woman, sets out to reconnect with her traditional Mexican roots on her Nana’s 100th birthday, things go terribly wrong. A dark comedy about what it means to be the ‘other’ in the family.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)
Jessica’s short film Pozole (SIFF, Indy Shorts ’19) took home the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short Film (Comedy) at Cinequest 2019, qualifying for the 2020 Academy Awards. Selected as a director mentee in the AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program, she will direct a short film under the guidance of Lena Waithe in Summer 2019. Her first feature film Reforma delves into the colorful, complicated world of a young Latina woman in La Reforma (the Tucson, AZ projects) in the 1960’s. Reforma is currently in development, and is an official participant of NALIP’s Latino Media Market.