MARISOLDirected by Zoé Salicrup Junco
Cast: Emma Ramos, Katty Velasquez, Qurrat Kadwani, Rachel Lizette, Teren Carter, Tim Eliot
- Drama, Female Filmmaker
- English, Spanish with English Subtitles
- 15 mins
Marisol follows the experience of a young undocumented mother as she struggles to make a good life for her daughter, while calling attention to the dangers of giving power to individuals who hold inhumane political views, and the tension between local and federal governments.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Zoé is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, her short films have screened in festivals including Tribeca, Palm Springs, Clermont Ferrand, and HBO NY Latino Film Festival. In 2012, her film “GABI” garnered her top prizes like the King Screenwriting Award, the Wasserman Directing Award, the National Board of Review Student Grant, and a spot in The Independent Magazine’s “Top 10 Filmmakers to Watch” list. Moreover her commercial body of work includes creating content for brands like Sony, ESPN, Bausch & Lomb, and more. Zoé is a 2013 Cinefestival/Sundance Latino Screenwriters Project Fellow, a 2016 Sundance Women’s Financing Intensive Project Fellow, and an 2012 HBO/DGA Directing Fellowship Semifinalist. She’s also an active member of the New York Women in Film & Television Organization and the NYC Women’s Filmmakers Group.
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The Nitehawk Shorts Festival MATINEE ONE program presents eight short films that explore sincere and insincere quests for intimacy, the attraction of nostalgia, and a very personal look at our immigration climate.