Despedida (Farewell)

(Alexandra Cuesta, 2013, 10 min)

Shot in Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, this neighborhood historically formed by cultural transition resonates with the poetry of local resident Mapkaulu Roger Nduku. Verses about endings, looking and passing through open up the space projected. A string of tableaus gather a portrait of place and compose a goodbye letter to an ephemeral home.

Filmmaker in Attendance, World Premiere, 16mm

Directed by Alexandra Cuesta


Saturday, March 23 11:00am

“Your Day Is My Night”

A provocative hybrid documentary by Lynne Sachs, set in New York City’s Chinatown where immigrant residents share their stories of personal and political upheaval.

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)