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Cemented Roses

Directed by:

Andrew J Rodriguez

10 mins

Sunday, Nov 19, 2023

3:00 PM

Shorts Program 4

Stuart Cinema & Cafe

A queer young man uses hook-up apps to find HIV medication for his undocumented father.

About the Filmmaker

Andrew J Rodriguez is an award-winning Afro-Dominican filmmaker who strives to demystify the experiences of underserved communities through nuanced, character-driven stories reimagined in a world of magical realism. His work has been showcased at Lincoln Center, Tribeca Film Festival, NewFest, TIDE, and Outfest. Most recently, Andrew wrote for the Love in Gravity series on Spotify which was later adapted as a stage play featured on Teen Vogue, and Harper Bazaar. He is a SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory graduate, a 2020 Creative Culture Fellow, and a 2019 Tribeca Sloan Discovery Fellow. Currently, Andrew is developing his first feature, Negro, a narrative story exploring the complex relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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