It Runs In The Family
Lo Que Se Hereda
Director: Victoria Linares Villegas
Dominican Republic | 2022 | Spanish With English Subtitles | 84 min | Documentary
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View IN-PERSON at The Cinematheque: Sunday, Aug 29, 7:45pm
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A revelation about Oscar Torres, her unknown and once world-famous queer filmmaker cousin, sends Victoria down a path of self-discovery through reconstructions of his intimate memories living in the 1950’s authoritarian Caribbean, as Victoria leads re-enactments of his unproduced screenplays with the family who erased him.
Una revelación sobre Oscar Torres, su primo cineasta queer desconocido y una vez mundialmente famoso, lleva a Victoria por un camino de autodescubrimiento a través de reconstrucciones de sus recuerdos íntimos viviendo en el Caribe autoritario de la década de 1950, mientras Victoria dirige recreaciones de sus guiones no producidos con la familia que lo borró.
Is a queer filmmaker based in the Dominican Republic. She studied film production at The New School. Her shorts have screened at New Orleans Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Shorts México and AMOR Festival Internacional de Cine LGBT+ which got her the Audience Award in 2019. Her latest short film My Mother Resents Me won an Honorable Mention at Milwaukee Underground Film Festival and Best Short Doc Jury Prize at Bushwick Film Festival (2019).
Her debut non fiction film It Runs in the Family has been official selection at True/False, BFI Flare, BAFICI 2022, Fine Arts RD 2022, winning best documentary film.