Filmmakers Anlo Sepulveda and Paul Collins plus Actor/Writer/Poet Anis Mojgani in attendance
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Otis (Anis Mojgani) spends his days in front of a computer posting articles and self-created web-art on his multiple web sites. His frequent v-logs often reflect on the state of humanity and reveal Otis’ deeper need for human connection and meaning in his life.
Ursula (Roberta Colindrez) is a mysterious, unpredictable, feline womanizer. She is sent into an emotional tailspin when it becomes uncertain if Lucia (Jaqueline Leal), her lover from Argentina, will return and travel with her to Central America.
With the encouragement of his older brother, Brian (Tony Jackson), Otis is inspired to leave the relative safety of his web sanctuary to explore and document the real world. He soon discovers that the world outside is an interesting and sometimes wonderful place. He begins to commune with nature and experience the city as a new and exciting landscape for his art.
Everything changes for Otis when his camera lens comes across Ursula at a local show and the two attempt to connect without words during their night walk home. Over the following weeks they become inseparable, and accompany each other on self-created adventures all over the city.
When Ursula's girlfriend Lucia returns, Otis must find a way to overcome his love and loss and continue his artistic endeavors.
Powerful imagery and exquisite nature shots lend to the sweetness, depth, and hopeful mood of this film, which is at turns melancholy and lighthearted. A giant tree whipping in the wind, a white swan floating on turquoise water, and sunlight pouring through leaves in a clearing are images that evoke emotion and stay with the audience long after the film's end.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Anlo Sepulveda has written, directed and edited numerous narrative short films such as BOVINITY DIVINITY and ONE DOLLAR POEM. He has also created many documentary films such as UPLIFT UGANDA, CAMP CASEY and AHMAD. Recently, Anlo teamed up with a Scottish bag piper and made a documentary about their travels and misadventures through Cuba in CUBAN PIPERS. It was an Official Selection at Si, Cuba Film Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Anlo also worked as the director of photography for the Foreign Image Films: OUT FOR BLOOD II: OUT FOR MORE BLOOD and BRODIE'S BOYS featured at the Alamo Drafthouse and THE DUMB ASIAN featured at the Vietnamese International Film Festival. Anlo currently works at Texas State University as a Digital Media Specialist.
YAKONA SNEAK PEEK
There will also be a 10 minute extended trailer for the upcoming documentary,YAKONA, co-directed by Anlo Sepulveda, Paul Collins and Dean Brennan.
THIS EVENT IS A TFPF FUNDRAISER.
Thursday, November 1, 7 pm
Austin Studios Screening Room
(1901 E. 51st St - Use Gate 2 Entrance)
Tickets: $8 General Admission // $5 AFS Members
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