Have You Seen Marie?
(2012, 6 min) Directed by Ray Santisteban
In this moving short documentary, author Sandra Cisneros gives a preview of her upcoming book, “Have You Seen Marie?” And while on the surface the acclaimed writer tells a simple story of a lost cat, this tender and poignant video portrait explores with a delicate touch issues of loss, nostalgia, friendships, and a place to call home.
WINNER BEST SHORT FILM
(2012, 100 min) Directed by Youssef Delara and Michael Olmos
FILLY BROWN is an inspiring and gritty portrait of a young artist striving to find her voice and seize her dreams without compromise. Majo Tonorio, aka, “Filly Brown” is a young, raw hip-hop artist from Los Angeles who spits rhymes from the heart. With a mother in prison and a father struggling to provide for his daughters, Majo knows that a record contract could be her family’s ticket out. But when a record producer offers her a shot at stardom, she is suddenly faced with the prospect of losing who she is as an artist, as well as the friends who helped her reach the cusp of success. Featuring Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, and the legendary Jenni Rivera in her final on-screen appearance. Starring newcomer Gina Rodriguez in what many are calling a star-making performance.
STAR GINA RODRIGUEZ PRESENT AT SCREENING