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CLOSING NIGHT: MIJA

PRESENTED BY MADONNA INN
ALSO SPONSORED BY JACQUELINE FREDRICK LAW FIRM

The 28th annual SLO Film Festival will wrap up with our Audience Award winners voted on throughout the festival, alongside a showing of the unique Sundance standout documentary film, MIJA and conversation with the filmmakers.

MIJA (2022)
Desperately longing for better representation within the indie music scene, at 23, Doris Muñoz took matters into her own hands and began a career in music talent management, passionately advocating for rising Latinx artists. Her swift success transformed her into the breadwinner for her undocumented family, and a pillar for first and second generation Americans seeking community.
In a moment of crisis when Doris abruptly receives news that forces her to reconsider working in music, she finds Jacks Haupt, a promising Chicana singer desperate to break out of her parents’ home in Dallas, Texas. Through shared moments of hope and joy, Doris and Jacks bond over the ever-present guilt of being the first American-born members of their undocumented families, the financial risks of pursuing their dreams, and the heightened pressure of their success being the family’s hope for greencards and reunification.
88 min | USA

DIRECTOR: Isabel Castro
WRITER: Isabel Castro
PRODUCERS: Tabs Breese, Yesenia Tlahuel, Isabel Castro

Recently picked up by Disney, Director Isabel Castro’s intimate debut feature MIJA is a moving and ethereal love letter to immigrants, their children, and the daughters who fight for their families, their dreams and themselves.

Sunday, May 1 | FREMONT THEATER
6:00PM | Awards Ceremony
7:00PM | MIJA Film Screening + Conversation

PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM IS NOT AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY 

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