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Thursday, April 11 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Short Film Showcase in Mona Lisa Room (Eden Roc Hotel)

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#POSTMODEM (USA, 2012, 13 mins)

Writers/Directors:   Lucas Leyva, Jillian Mayer

Cast:  Jillian Mayer, Kayla Delacerda, Amy Seimetz, Arly Montes, Jesse Miller, Shivers Thedog

Logline: A comedic, satirical, sci-fi pop musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists, #PostModem is the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with technological singularity, as told through a series of cinematic tweets.



FIREWORKS (USA, 2012, 11 mins)

Director: Victor Hugo Duran

Writer: Kevin James McMuillin

Cast: Roger Cruz, Alberto Castañeda, Irene Sorto, Azucena Benitez, Edgar Vanegas, Julio Duran, Victor Hugo Duran, Kevin James McMullin

Logline: During the Fourth of July in South Los Angeles, a teenage boy and his brother scour the neighborhood for fireworks in order to win the admiration of a girl.


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Writer/Director: Fernanda Rossi

Cast:  Kathiria Bonilla León, Sixta Rivera, Rubén Andrés Medina, Alfonso Peña Ossoria, Stephanie Quiles Reyes, Eyra Aguero

Logline:  Clara is the only light-skinned and clear-eyed girl in an all-black neighborhood. Teased incessantly, the children claim her unknown father is actually a “gringo” tourist. However, Clara was told a different story, and to find out the truth, she will venture into the magical waters of the bioluminescent bay all on her own.


ECHO BEAR (USA, 2012  6min)

Writer/director: Yolanda Cruz

Cast: Joe Nunez, Hugo Medina, Tzina Carmel, Donato López, Lobo Manet

Logline: Bear, a single gay Latino man in L.A.’s Echo Park neighborhood, looks for love online. Fearing traffic, he searches locally, but soon discovers how geographic convenience can turn to heartache overnight.


Directed by Mark and Angela Walley

Logline: Two years in the making, this beautifully shot and perfectly paced short documentary captures the creative process of painter Vincent Valdez, as the artist works on a series of pieces dedicated to a childhood friend John Holt Jr. an Army combat medic who died in 2009 after serving in Iraq.


EL COCODRILO (2012, 15 min)
Director: Steve Acevedo
Writer: Alfredo Barrios, Jr.

Cast: Jacob Vargas Hugo Medina Shannon Lucio Manuel Uriza

Logline: A Mexican journalist and a cartel assassin collide in a diner, with tragic consequences for both.


REINALDO ARENAS (USA, 2012, 3:29min)

Writer/director Lucas Leyva

Shark: Alberto Ibarguen
Man: Epifanio Leyva

Logline: Told from the point of view of a dying shark, 'Reinaldo Arenas' metaphorically captures the current state of the aging Cuban-American exile community, many of whom have still not come to terms with the Communist Revolution that changed their lives forever. The film culls from various Cuban films and works of literature to create not a singular voice, but a feeling of a particular moment in time.


GABI (2012, USA  20 min)

Writer/Director:  Zoe Junco

Cast: Marisé Alvarez , Dalia Davi , Roy Sanchez Vahamonde , Aris Mejias

Logline: A Puerto Rican saying haunts single women in their 30’s: “If such a woman is not married by this time, she must be a slut, a lesbian, or a prude.” This is the story of that woman...



Thursday April 11, 2013 8:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
Mona Lisa

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