Time and place
Monday, 17 September 2018 at 19:00
Velikan Park – Hall 2: Александровский парк, 4к3, парк Александровский, Санкт-Петербург, Россия
"The Bony Lady"
The Bony Lady (La Flaca) is a film about Arely Vazquez, a transgender woman and leader of the Santa Muerte (Saint Death) Cult in Queens, New York. During her yearly celebration to the Bony Lady (‘La Flaca’ as she likes to call her), Arely faces a lot of challenges to fulfill a promise she made ten years ago.
For seniors in Pahokee, a small, mainly African-American industrial town on Florida’s Lake Okeechoboee, the Monday after prom is ‘Skip Day.’ Dozens of the students, miss their lessons, driving 60 miles to hang out and ponder theirfutures on the windy dunes of the Atlantic shoreline. The film intimately observes the shared joys of communal activity and extravagant display which bind these boisterous teenagers in their rites of passage towards an uncertain adulthood.
"A God's Shadow (La sombra de un dios)"
Chon, a member of the Native Mexican Wirrárika community, tells the story of his cousin Faustino, son of the shaman of an indigenous settlement in the mountains of Nayarit called La Mora. In the 1980s Faustino had proclaimed himself to be god and the community´s spiritual leader, which then had been accepted by his father and the inhabitants. Together with an armed group he menaced and terrorized other neighboring villages. When Chon witnessed his cousin kill various members of their own community, he escaped La Mora and reported the incidents to the police.
"Behind our eyes"
Behind our eyes, is a look into three lonesome characters. There is Patrick, living outside, in the parks, the gardens, crossing the city, filling his eyes with sunlight so that once night falls he will have enough and just enough. There is Aliasare, wandering between his blue room and the outside world, spending his days painting and filling the gap that separates him from the others. And lastly, there is Hadrian, a young blind man running through a forest in search of a lost sensation.