Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 9:30 PM
Bronx Film Wednesdays presents a stunning collection of short films from Puerto Rico in partnership with CineFiesta–Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Puerto Rico and Pregones/PRTT’s own 21 Islands International Short Film Festival. All shorts are in Spanish with subtitles in English.
9:30 PM | Bronx Film Wednesdays Digital on BronxNet TV — Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez and featuring interviews with filmmakers Glorimar Marrero Sánchez and David Norris.
From 21 Islands:
BIOPSIA. Director: Glorimar Marrero Sánchez. 2016. Puerto Rico. 13 min.
Synopsis: Carmen accompanies a group of women who must travel from the island municipality of Vieques to San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, to undergo breast biopsies. The long journey is by water and land. In the midst of many fears and vicissitudes, Carmen faces the dire need for better access to adequate medical care for women and for the rest of the population of Vieques.
EL REGALO / The Gift. Director: Joel Pérez Irizarry. 2017. Puerto Rico. 12 min.
Synopsis: On a desperate night, Salome, a young woman with a shady past, tries to do everything she can to avoid that her young daughter is sent to live in Orlando, Florida.
BOLERO. Director: Lynnie Feliciano Vélez. 2017. Puerto Rico. 10 min.
Synopsis: Lucy (transgender) and Delia (an inmigrant) work every night, one at the corner of the street and the other at the corner bar. Although they do not know each other, the tragedy of both will gather their lives towards a new friendship.
EL EXTRAORDINARIO SR. JÚPITER. Director: Federico Torres Fernández. 2015. Puerto Rico. 17 min.
Synopsis: Franco Jupiter has lived an extraordinary life. Abandoned as a child, he grew up with a curiosity about the mysteries of the universe. This curiosity about life has made him find powers that only one could dream of.
LA FOTO DE PAPÁ / The Photo of Dad. Director: David Norris. 2015. Puerto Rico. 10 min.
Synopsis: Margarita lives in love with Mateo, her first love and only boyfriend, who disappeared when they were both 18 years old. Forty-five years later, Mateo appears at Margarita’s house with an old photo and in search of the love of his life.
WAYS TO WATCH:
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Bronx Film Wednesdays (BxFW): Curated by film and media artist Melisa Ramos, this series screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films that you will love! Travel the world and open your mind to stories as wild and from as far as the imagination can go — romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, music, sports, animation, documentary, and more! Carefully selected to illustrate cultural, aesthetic, and geographic diversity, each night includes specially selected features and winning films from our Bronx-based 21 Islands International Short Film Fest. Starting this month, BxFW goes digital in partnership with BronxNet Community Television, bringing its monthly screenings to online and cable television channels!