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AFMX 2023 FESTIVAL- Block #23: New Mexico Shorts

/ October 1, 2023 12:00 pm

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The Countryman, Directed by Andy Kastelic: Bitterness threatens to destroy a small farming community until a stranger arrives with a curious proposition.

Reunion, Directed by Jonathan Nagel: Middle-aged ex-bandmates, Mike and Charlie, reunite to pay tribute to their late friend/bandmate, and the night spirals when Mike pushes to get the band back together, but Charlie remains dead set on leaving the past behind.

Coyote, Directed by Dusty Deen: A family’s search for freedom is left in the hands of the “Coyotes”, or human traffickers, tasked with helping them.

The Art Painting, Directed by John M. Broadhead: Locked in a concrete room with nothing but an easel and a toilet, a troubled man is informed that he’s a world-renowned artist. It’s only a matter of time until he either figures out whether he’s painter Veskin Alum in the midst of a bizarre artistic process, or goes insane trying.

Yolanda, Directed by Enrique Cruz Torres: When Rosi, a caretaker illegal immigrant, finds out her mom in Mexico is in her last few days, Rosi struggles to leave back to Mexico or stay to keep the life she’s struggled so long to build.

Cara Romero: Following the Light, Directed by Kaela Waldstein: A deep dive into the work of Cara Romero, whose fine art photography captures Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences from an Indigenous female perspective.

Lucky Numbers, Directed by Camille Carlson & Brandon Carter

Made for the Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project

Dani and Darren Poe find themselves at odds when a magical fortune cookie allows Dani’s future self to confront her father over his failings as a parent.”

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