‘Angélica’

Film Screening and Q & A with Marisol Gómez-Mouakad
Date
Dec 7, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

Speaker

Sponsors
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Effron Center for the Study of America
  • Program in Latin American Studies
  • Program in Latino Studies
Event Description

Angélica is the story of a Puerto Rican woman who spent her life escaping from her mixed racial identity, until a family crisis forced her to return to Puerto Rico and rethink her life. 100 mins Spanish with English subtitles.

Marisol Gómez-Mouakad is a Puerto Rican filmmaker who holds a masters degree in media studies with a concentration in film production from The New School, and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts. She has  participated in scriptwriting and acting workshops and was selected to participate in IFP Project Involve workshops in the spring of 2005 and Talent Campus Guadalajara in 2009. Rosa, her first short 16mm film, premiered at several festivals including the Reel Venus Film Festival 2004, the Boston Film Festival, Arte con Filo, LART 2004, Festival Tous Courts 2004 in France, and IFP Buzz Cuts in October 2005. Her second completed short, Lazos, was an Official Selection at the 2006 Huesca Film Festival in Spain, Short Shorts Film Festival México 2006, Borges in Curt 2006 in Spain, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2006, Cartagena International Film Festival 2006, XXII Festival Internacional de Cine in Guadalajara, México.

Her first screenplay for a feature film, Angélica, was selected by the IBERMEDIA Program to receive development support and in 2011 for co-production. She is Angélica's producer, screenwriter, directors, and editor. Angélica is an official selection to the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, New York Latino Film Festival (Honorable Mention Award), African Diaspora Film Festival, Festival de Cine Global Dominicano, and Pan African Film Festival. Angelica received the Best Diaspora Narrative Film Award at the African Movie Academy Awards 2018. As a visual artist, she has had exhibitions in New York, Boston, and Puerto Rico.