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Directed by Jose Fernando Rodriguez

Cast: Ana M. Rodriguez, Jose F Rodriguez Perello

MAMA, MAMA takes us back to 2002 through the use of Hi8 footage and 16mm home movies. A son films his middle-aged mother as she undertakes a hallucinatory trip down memory lane, recollecting her superficially idyllic childhood in 1960’s Puerto Rico.

Director’s Bio
José Fernando Rodriguez was born and raised in Puerto Rico and grew up with a passion for movies. After interning as an assistant to a producer, he settled in New York City and became a script/book reader for a production company while also working on commercials, short films and features. He is the Director of Documentary Programs at Tribeca Film Institute, where he oversees the growth and funding for all of their documentary funds and leads documentary workshops in the US as well as throughout Latin America. He wrote and directed a fiction short (DEAD-END, screened in 2016), and is currently on the festival circuit with his documentary short ADOLESCENCIA (2017).

Plays in


The nine shorts in the CLOSING NITE screening at the Nitehawk Shorts Festival highlight bonded families, searching for a sense of belonging, and the effects of media on individuals. Taking place at Nitehawk Prospect Park.

Dates & Times


Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park

Mon, Nov 12
7:00 pm