Art in Motion: Expressions Through Film
Cine Las Americas has joined Austin Asian American Film Festival, aGLIFF, Austin Jewish Film Festival, and Indie Meme to present a short film showcase for Big Medium’s 2023 Austin Studio Tour. This event is sponsored by Austin Film Society & Texas Commission on the Arts.
Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 6:00PM
6PM- Reception + Meet & Greet
7PM- Short film showcase + Q&As
AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752
THINGS I HAVEN’T TOLD YOU YET, dir. Maya Wanner (AAAFF selection)
The Things I Haven’t Told You Yet is a collage-style, personal narrative composed of emotionally complex memories, questions, thoughts, and stories that meditate on identity, race, transnational adoption, grief, and intergenerational trauma. Filmmaker, Maya Wanner, pieces them together to create a mosaic of a mother-daughter relationship shaped by things left unsaid.
IZZY AMAN: THE JOY OF DRAG, dir. Isabella Kaya Walton (aGLIFF selection)
Isabel Adomakoh Young (Izzy Aman in the drag world) delivers a genderbending revolutionary performance as Joy-of-Painting Bob Ross, and through the art of thrusting, painting and mimicry creates a candid and powerful conversation about how we can create social change with drag.
GEFILTE FISH, dir. Yuliya Lanina (AJFF selection)
On its surface, Gefilte Fish is a story of one family meal in the Bronx. That brief moment in time connects past, present, and future, revealing trauma from the Holocaust, incest, and loss of parents — and the silence that perpetuates the pain.
SIN LAGRIMAS PARA LLORAR, dir. Luis Fernando Puente (Cine Las Americas selection)
Maria Luisa is ready to escape immigration limbo, but when her green card interview takes an unexpected turn, she faces the anxiety of losing the life she had planned.
HER CANVAS, dir. Sagar Devram Minde (Indie Meme selection)
On a cloudy melancholy evening Myra, a visual artist, experiences an overwhelming surge of emotions. Hinged between past and present she tries to make sense of reality around her. Deeply drenched in fantasy and memories she reflects on her relationship with Surbhi.