Film: Mosquita y Mari

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 3:45pm to 5:15pm

MainStage, ’62 Center 1000 Main St, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

Film: Mosquita y Mari Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas growing up in Huntington Park, Los Angeles. Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to prioritize the well-being of their families. Yolanda, an only child, delivers straight A's and the hope of the American Dream while Mari, the eldest, shares economic responsibilities with her undocumented family who scrambles to make ends meet. As their friendship grows, a yearning to explore their strange yet beautiful connection surfaces. Lost in their private world of unspoken affection, lingering gazes, and heart-felt confessions of uncertain futures, mounting pressures at home collide with their new-found connection, forcing them to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves. Written and directed by Aurora Guerrero, who will join the audience for post-film discussion.

Share
Subscribe
Event Type

performances, lecture/seminar/presentation, Arts at Williams

Department

Latina/o Studies, Davis Center, Claiming Williams

Website

http://www.mosquitaymari.com/

Group

Women's Center

Recent Activity

People Going

Getting Here