We Are Mari Pepa


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We Are Mari Pepa
Somos Mari Pepa | Samuel Kishi Leopo, 2013
Mexico | Spanish with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 95 minutes

Q&A with director Samuel Kishi Leopo.

As the school year ends, the 16-year-olds who make up the title punk band are free to skateboard, play soccer, and rehearse the one—obscene yet catchy—song they’ve written. Samuel Kishi Leopo vividly captures the carefree spirit of the teenagers' summer vacation, with closely observed, carefully drawn characters and a pitch-perfect score (by his brother Kenji Kishi). The summer finally ends and the leisurely days—palpitating with music, desire, and camaraderie—give way to reality, bringing this vibrant portrait of youth at a pivotal moment full circle. A FiGa Films release.

Series: Latinbeat 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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