Friday, Nov 18, 2022
Shorts Program 1: Opening Night
In 2018, a year after the landfall of Hurricane María, a young mother named Paola attempts to find herself as she wrestles with her responsibilities to her daughter and incarcerated husband.
About the Filmmaker
Ricardo J Varona is an award winning filmmaker born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.
Having lived most of his life on the island, Ricardo’s work constantly bounces back and forth between Puerto Rico and the U.S. His stories are centered mostly on family matters, sexuality, class, and cultural identity.
Ricardo graduated from the Columbia University MFA Film Directing Program as a Miloš Forman Directing Fellow where, among other things, he served as the Equity Diversity & Inclusion Representative for the Film Department.