NewFest 2012

Mosquita y Mari

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Mosquita y Mari
Aurora Guerrero, 2012
USA | Spanish with English subtitles | Format: Digital | 85 minutes

Director Aurora Guerrero in person July 30!

Studious, sweet-natured 15-year-old Yolanda feels the pressure to succeed under the eyes of her hard-working immigrant parents. When she meets her new neighbor, the feisty and alluring, BMX-riding Mari, Yolanda's humdrum high school routine gets a jolt. The two girls don't have much in common on the surface, but they become fast friends and their deep bond develops into a tension that neither one expected nor quite knows how to handle. Aurora Guerrero’s impressive feature film debut (which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival) features two breakout lead performances by Fenessa Pineda and Venecia Troncoso, who perfectly embody the awkwardness and cautious desire of two teenage girls experiencing love and desire for the first time.

Series: NewFest 2012

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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