Porgies & Bass

A film by Thomas Barnes

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

This short film preceded the feature La selva negra (The Modern Jungle)


Porgies & Bass


USA, Drama, 2016
15 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Ben, a native fisherman on Long Island New York, fishes for the prized large striped bass. Jorge, a Latino immigrant, catches porgies, a small and common fish. What starts out as a beautiful day on the beach turns into a skirmish over territory, and finally erupts in an unforgettable manner.

Regional Premiere

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