US PREMIERE Filmmaker Gian Cassini investigates the legacy of his father, El Jimmy, who was a hitman in Tijuana. After El Jimmy is murdered, Cassini tracks down scattered members of his family, including his grandfather, who has murky links to Castro’s revolutionaries and the CIA. Cassini also seeks out El Jimmy’s last girlfriend, who may hold secrets to his murder. These plotlines could be sensationalized, but Cassini shapes the material into a profound meditation on how to heal family wounds. – Thom Powers
The November 13th screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Gian Cassini conducted by filmmaker Kirsten Johnson and the November 14th screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Gian Cassini.
This screening is co-presented by Cinema Tropical.
This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea
Descriptive Audio for in-person screenings at all venues
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