Film Screening: Inocente
February 18, 2014
On February 19, American Art will host a special screening of the acclaimed documentary short film Inocente. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, which is on view through March 2, 2014. This exhibition showcases the amazing contributions of Latino artists in the United States, and explores works related through the lenses of politics, society, family and cultural identity. As part of the public programming series for this exhibition, the museum will present this compelling documentary which focus on the dreams of a young immigrant artist who faces a daunting reality. Alli Jessing, Auditorium Program Coordinator fills us in on the details.
Told in her own words, Inocente is a coming-of-age story about the determination of a teenage artist who struggles as a homeless and undocumented immigrant, facing poverty and a chaotic family life. Under overwhelming circumstances, she finds the power in her art to take control of her life and future. Though her circumstance paints a picture that appears bleak and gray, Inocente creates a world of color.
Inocente was directed by Academy-Award nominated directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine of Fine Films. The film won the 2013 Academy Award™ for Best Documentary (Short Subject). Executive Producer Susan MacLaury will introduce the film and host a Q&A with the audience following the screening. Susan is the Executive Director of the non-profit film production company Shine Global, and she also directs the outreach and advocacy for all of Shine’s projects.
The screening of Inocente will take place in the museum's McEvoy Auditorium, Wednesday, February 19, starting at 7 p.m.