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Tonight's Movie: SUMMER 1993, directed by Carla Simón.

8:30 PM. Please RSVP for address.

Carla Simón
Carla Simón grew up in a small Catalan village, and graduated in Film Studies from the University of Barcelona, and ​​after that she also studied at the University of California and at the London Film School. ​Inspired by her own childhood, Carla’s debut feature Summer 1993 tells the story of a six-year-old orphan who is forced to live with her aunt and uncle after her parents die of AIDS. It premiered at the Berlinale 2017 where it won the Best First Film Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix Jury Award. In 2018, Carla received the Women in Motion Young Talent Prize at Cannes. Summer 1993 was received by critics as a luminous, moving –but never sentimental– debut, which also represented Spain in the foreign-language Oscar race in 2017. ​
 
Watch the SUMMER 1993 trailer here!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Women Wednesday will use this month, in particular, to spotlight awesome latinx talent! WW's very own Gaby McCormick & Maria Ascanio have co-written the emails for this month!
BADASS SHORT FORM FILMMAKER OF THE WEEK:

Gigi Saul Guerrero
Gigi is a Mexican-Canadian director and actress, and part of the new wave of Latinx talent. She has been praised as one of the top, emerging directors in the Horror genre. Most recently, Gigi inked a first look film and television deal with Blumhouse, under which she’ll write and direct scripted television programming and feature films for the studio. Guerrero is currently directing an episode of Blumhouse Television’s The Purge for USA. She recently made her feature-length directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Into the Dark’s Culture Shock, an installment of the feature length episodes Blumhouse Television produces for Hulu. The short film El Gigante was the recipient of over 40+ Awards world wide back in 2014.
 
Watch El Gigante here (PW: gigante)

New & Noteworthy:
'Undone' Star Rosa Salazar on Telling Latinx Stories, Playing Animated Versions of Herself. After starring as a CGI version of herself earlier this year in Alita: Battle Angel, Rosa Salazar is returning to the genre, only this time appearing in animated form in Amazon's new adult dramedy series Undone. "I'm Latinx and I love it when we can make a show about Latinx people that isn't about piñatas and it's not so cheeky, it's just a part of who this character is. It remains important without having to be beaten over your head," Salazar said of how Undone treats Alma's heritage. Read more here!

NALIP’S 2019 LATINO MEDIA FEST is right around the corner so be sure to get your passes! Starting October 2nd, the Latino Media Fest will offer the best U.S. based Latinx content across all media platforms. The festival brings together Latino filmmakers, industry reps, executives, and film aficionados for a 3-day event. The festival will feature premieres, workshops, master classes, nightly mixers and star-studded awards ceremony to recognize substantial work in entertainment that inspires Latino creatives to continue moving their projects forward in front and behind the camera. Get your tickets here!

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