2020 METROPOLIS COMPETITION WINNER After making the dangerous journey from his native Guatemala to New York City, 15-year-old Luis struggles to balance attending school and finding work to support his family back home. Meanwhile, Judy, a...
LA MADRINA: THE [SAVAGE] LIFE OF LORINE PADILLA
WORLD PREMIERE | Lorine Padilla rose to prominence as the “first lady” of the Savage Skulls gang in 1970s New York City. As the wife of one of its founders, Padilla’s position as surrogate mother led her to push her penchant for organizing into a life of community activism. After settling into her elder years, a tragic incident in the Bronx forces Padilla back into action to take on a new cause.
Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director/Producer/Writer Raquel Cepeda, immediately following the film.
DOC NYC Live event: Friday, Nov. 20 at 2 ET on Facebook Live– Filmmaker Raquel Cepeda is joined by her film’s star Lorine Padilla along with executive producer Henry Chalfant (Style Wars) and editor Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez.