Saturday, November 14, 2020
Sag Harbor Cinema
90 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY
The Sag Harbor Cinema is pleased to host both virtual and in person screenings of Santiago Caicedo’s lush, animated feature Virus Tropical. Based on the partially autobiographical work of renowned graphic novelist PowerPaola, the film tells the story of Paola, a teen-ager born into a not-so-conventional family, growing up between Ecuador and Colombia.
“We are delighted to partner with the 17th OLA Latino Film Festival of Long Island and very excited about this particular film, a highly original coming of age story, designed by a beloved Colombian/Ecuadorian artist and beautifully animated by Santiago Caicedo”, says SHC’s Artistic Director Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan; adding: “We see this as the first of many collaborations with OLA Latino Film Festival and the beginning of a rich vein of programs inspired by the wealth of Latin American cinema.”
“OLA is thrilled with the Sag Harbor Cinema collaboration. Experiencing films in this state-of the-art Cinema is a dream. We are looking forward to this event and all future events where we can help to bridge Latino community members to great programming.”
The screening will be preceded by two short films, Solo and Rocco, both made by Riverhead high school students participating in the OLA Media Lab filmmaking and story-telling workshop series earlier this year. OLA offers this free workshop, led by filmmaker and educator Maria Maciak, yearly to area school districts.
The screening will be followed by a conversation between the director of the 17th Ola Film Festival of Long Island, Minerva Perez and SHC’s Artistic Director Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan.