With co-director and actress Paola Mendoza in attendance

Thursday, August 23 - 6:00 PM

GSD&M Screening Room

828 W 6th St. [Map]

FREE although space is limited and RSVP required

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Co-presented by Austin Film Society and Cine Las Americas


"it’s nice to be reminded that striving newcomers have long strengthened this country." - Andy Webster, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“This film may seem little on the outside, but it contains powerful humanity and deep empathy.” -David Noh, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

 

 

Entre nos

Directed by Gloria La Morte and Paola Mendoza

2009, USA, Drama, 80 mins. Color
In Spanish with English subtitles

 

Mariana (Mendoza) is a Colombian immigrant who has recently traveled to New York with her two children, 10 year-old Gabriel (Sebastian Villada Lopez) and 6 year-old Andrea (Laura Montana Cortez) in order to be reunited with her husband Antonio (Andres Munar). However, one day Antonio leaves his family after announcing that he has found work in Miami, and it soon becomes apparent to Mariana that he does not intend to return. Seeing this, she sets out with her children onto the streets of Queens in an attempt to scrape together a decent living. When selling her homemade empanadas fails to bring in any money, Mariana and the children begin collecting aluminum cans off the city's streets. Complications arise, and soon the family finds itself in a desperate day-to-day struggle for survival.

 

Mariana (Paola Mendoza) es una migran colombiana quién recién ha llegado a Nueva York, junto con su hijo Gabriel (Sebastian Villada Lopez) de diez años, y Andrea (Laura Montana Cortez), de 6 años, para reunirse con su esposo Antonio (Andrés Munar). Sin embargo, un día Antonio anuncia que ha conseguido un trabajo en Miami y abandona a la familia. Pronto, Mariana se da cuenta de que su esposo no regresará. Ante esto, Mariana se lanza a las calles de Queens junto con sus hijos, en un intento de ganarse la vida decentemente, pero su plan de vender empanadas hechas en casa fracasa, por lo que la familia comienza a recolectar latas de aluminio por las calles. Las cosas se complican, y en poco tiempo la familia se encuentra en una desesperada lucha diaria por sobrevivir.

 

paola-mendozaPaola Mendoza was named one of Filmmaker Magazine 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She made her narrative directorial debut with ENTRE NOS, which had its world premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival where it was awarded Honorable Mention. She was most recently commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Tribeca Film Institute to direct the short documentary LA TOMA. She also directed the feature length documentary AUTUMN’S EYES which had its premiere at SXSW and won several awards on the festival circuit. Ms. Mendoza was a nominee for the 2008 & 2010 NALIP Estel Awards, given to Latino filmmakers that show extraordinary promise in the field of directing.

 

Cast

Mariana - Paola Mendoza
Gabriel - Sebastian Villada
Andrea - Laura Montana Cortez
Joe - Anthony Chisholm
Antonio - Andres Munar
Preet - Sarita Choudhury
Mi-Sun - Isabel Sung

 

Crew

Written and Directed by Gloria La Morte & Paola Mendoza
Written by Gloria La Morte Screenplay
Produced by Joseph La Morte, Michael Skolnik
Executive Producers: Bob Alexander, Steve Bannatyne, Ryan Harrington
Associate Producer: Alexander Bing
Cinematography: Bradford Young
Editor: Gloria La Morte
Original Music: Gil Talmi
Casting Directors: Ellyn Long Marshal, Maria E. Nelson
Production Designer: Adriana Serrano
Costume Designers: Vera Chow

An IndiePix Release

 

 

 

 

Thursday August 23, 6:00 PM

GSD&M Screening Room

828 W 6th St. [Map]

With co-director and actress Paola Mendoza in attendance

FREE although space is limited and RSVP required

RSVP at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Co-presented by Austin Film Society and Cine Las Americas


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