Sundance 2021 has come to a close and we wanted to share some of our favorite Latinx films that we had a chance to watch during the festival!
From documentary, VR, and everything in between, one thing is for sure — the future of Latinx film is brighter than ever!
The Pink Cloud
Bleak and familiar, The Pink Cloud is a solid debut that explores the layers of loneliness that almost feels tailor made to the social distancing era. Read More
Directed by Peter Nicks, this film is the last part of a three-part narrative on American cities shown through their public institutions. We are invited into the lives of the graduating class of 2020 at Oakland High School as they navigate their everyday lives during a time of turmoil in the school district and COVID-19 closures. It truly is a story that shows the resilience of the youth and shows the promise of a brighter future for everyone. Read More
El Perro Que No Calla
One day you find yourself young and full of youth and the next? Working a boring office job and dreaming of literally anything else. El Perro Que No Calla deals with the age old question that has haunted generations of young people for eons: Why Am I Even Here? And its sequel: F*** It, What If I Just Quit? Read More
At The Ready
Maisie Crow’s At The Ready is the type of film that sits with you long after its final credits roll. In it, we are introduced to the Criminal Justice Club at Horizon High in El Paso, Texas. The film follows three students as they train for a huge competition between other clubs in their district, all while negotiating their individual identities with the current political climate around law enforcement. Read More
Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go For It
What is there left to say about this incredible documentary brought to us by Mariem Pérez Riera? It has everything: awesome celebrity cameos, Hollywood history, the Latinx experience in entertainment and America, and of course, the incomparable Rita Moreno herself narrating the highs and lows of her life. Read More
The future is here and the team behind Prison X are ready to receive it with open arms. Prison X was part of the Sundance 2021 Film Festival and featured inside their New Frontier program. Created and made for virtual reality, Prison X is a series based in Bolivian mythology. Viewers are transported to a prison where they have to navigate between saints, devils, corrupt prison guards and more. Read More
This abstract film takes motherhood and places it into a documentary style metamorphosis. Moody and atmospheric, there is a lot of quiet grace in this film in this 21st century tale.
Son of Monarchs
“I think one of the things that was really important for me was to showcase the diversity that is in the scientific community. It’s not the main idea of the film of course, but I thought it was a very interesting representation of Latinx in that type of world that we don’t see very often, but obviously, is very, very common.” Read Our Interview with the Filmmaker!