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Thursday, August 11, 2022 | 8pm | On The Rail Park
Community Film Screening on The Rail Park
Presented in Partnership with the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

Community Video Screening on The Rail Park

Presented in partnership with The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
Featuring Work By: Monica Moore-Suriyage, Daniel Larios, Ley Comas, Lorena Gordon, Adrián De Jesús, and Christine Rodriguez
Thursday, August 11, 2022 | 8pm | Free-To-Attend
On The Rail Park (Noble / Broad Street)

Join us on Thursday, August 11, at 8pm EST for a free outdoor screening of video shorts at The Rail Park, co-presented by the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) and Vox Populi as part of a new partnership!

The program will feature short films by Monica Moore-Suriyage, Daniel Larios, Ley Comas, Lorena Gordon, Adrián De Jesús, and Christine Rodriguez. Scroll to the bottom of this page for detailed description of each film.

Some seating will be provided, but bring a chair, blanket, or cushion to ensure comfort. The program should last about an hour and a half.

For more information about the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, visit: phlaff.org

About Screen Share

Vox and a local film/video programmer will be coming together every couple of months for a community screening. We hope to build bridges across our audiences and amplify the work of brilliant filmmakers.

Accessibility and Location Details
The ‘Electric Platform’ of the Rail Park is located in the middle of the park, closer to the stairwell entrance on Callowhill Street between 11th and 12th Streets. You can view the exact location on The Rail Park’s Visit page if you scroll down to the Phase One map. It is listed as 06 on the map and when you click on it, it will show a picture of the area.

The wheelchair accessible entrance to the Rail Park is on Noble Street, just east of Broad. The park arcs upward at an ADA-compliant slope, all the way to the other end of the park. Parking can be found on the street around the Rail Park, both paid and free. There is also a paid parking lot at 411 N 13th Street.
More Info: therailpark.org

Program Notes

La Ciguapa Siempre by Monica Moore-Suriyage (13 min): Milagro has just found out she is adopted, so her boyfriend Davis takes her on a camping trip to decompress. While in the woods, Milagro suspects Davis is cheating on her. At the same time, she hears strange voices that seem to be calling to her from deep in the woods. Davis leaves to help a lost hiker, and when he returns Milagro accuses him of giving the hiker his number. Davis denies it, but Milagro knows he is lying. The more he lies, the angrier she becomes. Milagro’s anger peaks and she lets out an earth shattering scream. The sound paralyzes Davis, and Milagro watches as her legs break and spin around. Davis dies from the sound, and she runs away into the woods. She finds other women who also have backwards feet, and Milagro realizes she is finally what she was always meant to be: a ciguapa.

Superestar by Daniel Larios (12 min): Two Salvadoran women, one a first generation indie-pop singer, and the other an immigrant bathroom attendant at an LA nightclub, bond over their different troubles and their mutual love of music.

Ni Aquí / Ni Allá by Ley Comas (15 min): Ni Aqu /Ni All  is a personal documentary that centers a conversation between filmmaker Ley Comas and their mother about their gender identity. As the middle child of christian pastors, Ley never imagined that transitioning was possible. Growing up, in the Dominican Republic, Ley only witnessed trans people portrayed as evil characters, punchlines in movies and TV shows, or outcasts and victims. At home, anything that went against God s word was an abomination. This documentary follows Ley s physical and psychological journey to become themself, while struggling to find a middle ground with their family.

At Last by Lorena Gordon (14 min): A timid high school girl reveals her truth during the most important night of the year.

The Drift by Adrián De Jesús (14 min): After a man gets kicked out of his apartment and forced to find somewhere to sleep outside at night, he finds himself being chased by some unknown creature.

Fuego by Christine Rodriguez (16 min): Lonely, isolated and disconnected from his roots, Manolo is an Afro-Cuban man who has reached a low point in his life. But he’ll find new hope after a chance meeting in the community centre where he works. A short film set in Montreal
(Tio’tia:ke), Canada, in English, French and Spanish.

Solo, aislado y desconectado de sus raíces, Manolo es un hombre afrocubano que tocó fondo en su vida. Sin embargo, Manolo va a hallar la esperanza después de un encuentro inesperado en el centro comunitario en el que trabaja. Un cortometraje filmado en Montreal (Tio’tia:ke) , Canadá, en español, francés e inglés.

Event:
PHLAFF Presents
Start:
August 11 @ 8:00 pm
End:
August 11 @ 10:00 pm
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