Mexican filmmakers Armando Croda and IMA alum Lindsey Cordero will present their film FIRMES, that chronicles the hardships and triumphs faced by a tight-knit group of Mexican Lowriders fighting for survival in the Bronx.
Thursday, Mar 2
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Free with membership – $10
Proyector presents a program that explores Chicano identity. At a time when the Mexican-American population confronts new challenges in the face of the current political climate, questions of strengthened bonds, tight knit community, and secure identity become even more relevant.
The program will also include two short films of Chicano/Lowrider culture in the Bronx and in Japan that bring new perspectives to the symbolic construction of identity and to cultural crossover.
The event is this Thursday, March 2, at 7:30PM at Union Docs, a non-profit Center for Documentary Art in Williamsburg.
Join us for these three films along with Lowrider crew members and filmmakers in a conversation around cultivating inclusive communities and their process in documenting identity.
Proyector is a showcase of contemporary Mexican films that despite receiving praise and recognition at international festivals, often get limited exposure in the US.
The films also break away from standard commercial production conventions. The series opens a platform to engage audiences and reflect on Mexico’s diverse realities with panels of filmmakers and experts.
Proyector screens in the many diverse barrios of New York City and it’s curated by former Sebastian Diaz and IMA alum Melissa Saucedo Gonzalez, both Mexican filmmakers and independent programmers based in Brooklyn.
For tickets: https://uniondocs.org/event/2017-03-02-firmes/