In My Mind Film Forum

Thursday, October 9th 2019
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
208 West 13th St., Rm 301, New York, NY 10003

 
 
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LA SERENATA

Director: Adelina Anthony
Writer: Ernesto Javier Martínez
Producers: Ernesto Javier Martínez, Adelina Anthony and Marisa Becerra

Two parents struggle with their beloved Mexican musical tradition when their son requests a love song for another boy. 

SHORT SYNOPSIS: A Mexican American boy, Luis, learns from his parents about the tradition of serenading, and why demonstrating romantic affection proudly, publicly, and through song is such a treasured Mexican custom. One day, the boy asks his parents if there is a song for a boy who loves a boy. The parents, initially surprised by the question and unsure of how to answer, must decide how to honor their son and how to reimagine a beloved tradition.


GUARDING SANTOS

Director: Adelina Anthony
Writer: Marisa Becerra
Producers: Adelina Anthony and Marisa Becerra

 A Mexican American child rebels against gender norms, forcing her traditional parents to make a choice about how to raise her.

SHORT SYNOPSIS:  Santos, a Mexican American child hates wearing dresses and would rather tinker with an old radio or play outside all day like her brother, but she lives in a strict traditional home where old gender norms apply.  Only her older feminist sister seems to understand her plight.  When a terrible family argument blows up about Santos, her parents, especially her father, must confront how they are raising her.

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ODE TO PABLO

Director: Adelina Anthony
Writer: Adelina Anthony
Producers: Adelina Anthony and Marisa Becerra

Challenged to a basketball game by local boys, Pablo, a queer, Deaf AfroLatino, agrees to play.

SHORT SYNOPSIS:  Challenged to a basketball game by local boys, Pablo, a queer, Deaf AfroLatino agrees to play.  He does not reveal much about himself, but let’s his basketball skill speak for itself.  He’s enjoying the game, when a grave and unexpected incident makes it clear to the other teens that Pablo is Deaf.  Despite assumptions about each other, and, however, brief, Pablo makes a connection with one of the boys.