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Sofia Andrade

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‘¡Viva Zapata!’ — The Legacies of Latinas in Punk

The feminist punk movement in the Pacific Northwest was catalyzed by a Latina.

From Sundance: ‘Prisoners of the Ghostland’ is a Wild English-Language Debut

In “Prisoners of the Ghostland,” the prolific director joined one of the U.S.’s most prolific actors, Nicolas Cage, to create a wild but compelling mash-up of Eastern and Western cinematic influences, with cinematography so beautiful it could justify the film's often unhinged plot.

From Sundance: ‘At The Ready’ is an Urgent Look at the Law Enforcement Institution

“At The Ready,” the latest project from documentary filmmaker and photojournalist Crow, follows students in the program as they prepare to compete in the spring’s “Border Challenge Competition” as a way of securing jobs in law enforcement fresh out of high school.

From Sundance: Comedic Tragedy in ‘El Planeta’

“El Planeta” — the brainchild of artist Amalia Ulman who directed, produced, wrote, and starred in the film — is a comedic, feminist ode to the perennially gray city and to the uniqueness of mother-daughter relationships in the face of tragedy.

From Sundance: ‘Ailey’ Centers the Poetry in Alvin Ailey’s Choreography

Wignot’s genius comes from putting Ailey front and center.  With its stunning collages of footage and sound, “Ailey” makes viewers feel both relieved that all these records of Ailey exist, and grateful that Jamila Wignot took the fragments and turned them into poetry.

From Sundance: The Subtle Art of ‘Passing’

The women are never one thing or another, and instead are constantly caught in a game of appearances and performance — whether intentional or not. And in centering these intimate performances and their contradictions so skillfully, Hall gives Larsen’s timeless novel new life and dimension.

From Sundance: Metamorphosis and Latinidad in ‘Son of Monarchs’

Through its experimental approach to sound and visuals and its complex storyline colored by magical realism, “Son of Monarchs” is a stunning exploration of what it is to be a Latinx immigrant in the U.S.

From Sundance: Student Leaders Reclaim the Microphone in ‘Homeroom’

A window into the radical and tumultuous year that was 2020, “Homeroom” is the story of a diverse community during a critical moment in its history that meaningfully centers the moment’s catalysts in the storytelling process.