MOSQUITA Y MARI

Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Thu, Feb 27 5:30 PM
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:86 mins
Director:Aurora Guerrero
Year Released:2012
Production Country:USA

Description

Presented FREE by the Sawyer Seminar, Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging, a project of the University of Iowa’s Latina/o Studies Program, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

"Mosquita y Mari, an unassuming indie jewel, resists all of the clichés that its story of the fraught friendship between two 15-year-old girls invites." -New York Times

"[It] doesn't aim to make any grand statements. It doesn't need to. The sweetness and sincerity Guerrero and her leads infuse into their intimate coming-of-age story is more than enough." -New York Daily News

An earnest coming of age story about the friendship between two 15-year-old Latinas growing up in the predominantly Mexican neighborhood of Huntington Park, Los Angeles, Mosquita y Mari, explores the growing bond between college-bound Yolanda, and Mari, a street-savvy, undocumented teen who moves in across the street. Despite their contrasting realities, the girls are brought together after an incident thrusts them into a delicate dance of adolescent self-discovery and sexual awakening. Capturing intersecting issues of gender, sexuality, race, class, and migration, Mosquita y Mari has been recognized internationally for its exploration of urban queer Latina identities.

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