Sunday, May 10th 5 PM PST
FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR
“Rizo” tells the story of an Afro-Latina actress, Cristina, who struggles with her natural hair during a busy day of auditions. She spends the day trying to fit into a Hollywood-esque “Latina” beauty standard in hopes of booking a role, while her best friend encourages her to write and produce her own material instead. Cristina refuses to do so, instead focusing her attention on an upcoming “big break” audition. Her hopes are disrupted, however, when the audition takes a turn for the worse.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)
Jeanette Dilone is an actress and director from New York. Jeanette graduated from Columbia University, where she double majored in Theater and Psychology. Since then, her acting work has spanned numerous mediums including, television, film, theater, and new media. She made her directorial debut with the short film “Return” (2017). “Rizo” (2020) is her latest short film.