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Angélica

Film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Marisol Gómez-Mouakad

Angélica Film Screening and Q&A Angélica Film Screening and Q&A
Angélica Film Screening and Q&A
Please join us for a screening of the Puerto Rican film Angélica (2017). Following the screening, filmmaker Marisol Gómez-Mouakad will hold a Q&A.

Synopsis:
Angelica, after a long absence from Puerto Rico, returns when
her father, Wilfredo, suffers a stroke. This forced return and her father’s illness, forces Angelica to re-evaluate her relationship with her mother, and with her family members who don’t accept her because of her skin color. All this will force her to face herself and discover that she does not know who she is. Furthermore she does not like herself. After her father’s death, Angelica must decide whether to return to the comfort of her previous life, dissatisfied, but secure, or set on an adventurous path to rediscover herself as an independent, modern, strong, mulatto, and Puerto Rican woman in a globalized world that is in the cusp of the twenty-first century.

Marisol Gómez-Mouakad is a Puerto Rican filmmaker who has a master degree in Media Studies with a concentration in Film Production at The New School. She also has a bachelor degree in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts. She has also participated in scriptwriting and acting workshops. She was selected to participate in IFP Project Involve workshops in the spring of 2005 and Talent Campus Guadalajara in 2009. Rosa, her first short 16mm film, premiered at several festivals such as the Reel Venus Film Festival 2004, the Boston Film Festival, Arte con Filo, LART 2004, Festival Tous Courts 2004 in France, and IFP Buzz Cuts in October 2005. Her second completed short, Lazos, was an Official Selection at the 2006 Huesca Film Festival in Spain, Short Shorts Film Festival México 2006, Borges in Curt 2006 in Spain, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2006, Cartagena International Film Festival 2006, XXII Festival Internacional de Cine in Guadalajara, México. Her first screenplay for a feature film, Angelica, was selected by the IBERMEDIA Program to receive development support and in 2011 for co-production. She is Angelica's producer, screenwriter, directors, and editor. Angelica is an official selection to the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, New York Latino Film Festival (Honorable Mention Award), African Diaspora Film Festival, Festival de Cine Global Dominicano, and Pan African Film Festival. Angelica received the Best Diaspora Narrative Film Award at the African Movie Academy Awards 2018. As a visual artist, she has had exhibitions in New York, Boston, and Puerto Rico.

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