2020 Festival

Archived: Viva

MICHIGAN PREMIERE

*PLEASE NOTE: The theater at this venue is on the 2nd level (up one flight of stairs) and there is no elevator available.

Old Town Temple / 502 E Grand River, Lansing MI 48906 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Narrative Feature, Documentary Short

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Viva

Viva stars Héctor Medina as Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers, who dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama (Luis Alberto García), Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel (Jorge Perugorría) abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, Viva becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and reconcile as a family.

Paddy Breathnach / 2015 / 100 minutes / Spanish / Ireland

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Keeping Balance

*Denise, a 20-year-old girl, visits nearly every day the Viennese ‘Prater’ amusement park to take some rides with the electronic ‘Tagada’ carousel because it helps her to get over her difficult past.

Bernhard Wenger / 2015 / 5 minutes / German / Austria

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