Searchers

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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Documentary
Documentary Competition
Tags:Documentary
Romance
LGBTQ+ Currents
Comedy
Culture & Society
Relationship
Science & Technology
Youth
Filmmaker Intro
Release Year:2021
Runtime:81 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Asterlight
Cast/Crew
Director:Pacho Velez
Producer:Joe Poletto
Cathy Tankosic
Sam Roseme
Pacho Velez
Cinematographer:Daniel Claridge
Martin DiCicco
Editor:Hannah Buck
Composer:Danny Fox

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Includes Introduction by Director/Producer Pacho Velez.

Trying to find a date is hard enough in “normal” times, but when a global pandemic hits, the challenge requires ingenuity, patience… and online dating apps. Camera and sound gear in tow, director Pacho Velez traverses the streets of New York to interview a wide range of his fellow New Yorkers who, like himself, turn to various dating apps in their search for love.

“What are you looking for?” is a question that is both profound and perplexing for the single person. Seeking advice and genuinely curious, Velez approaches strangers and friends alike who represent different races, ethnicities, ages, genders, and sexual preferences. With Searchers, Velez has made a sweet, longing documentary that is relevant not only in the age of COVID, but in the age of the internet as well. “Searchers delivers a sort of clear-eyed valentine to the endeavor.” --Lisa Kennedy, Variety


Director Biography

Pacho Velez Pacho Velez has an MFA from CalArts and is assistant professor of screen studies at The New School in New York City. He is the director of the documentary features Occupation (2002), Orphans of Mathare (2003), Bastards of Utopia (2010), Manakama (2013), The Reagan Show (2017), The Starting Line (2017), and The American Sector (2020).


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