#DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party | September 1 – 30, 2017
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Q&As with NOBODY’S WATCHING Filmmaker Julia Solomonoff
September 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until September 9, 2017
Nico (a stunning Guillermo Pfening), is a 30-something actor who leaves a promising career in Argentina (where he stars in a T.V. soap) after a romantic break-up with his male married producer. Like many before him, cast adrift in New York City, Nico is thwarted in his efforts to land a job in either movies or on the stage. A smarmy agent advises him that Latinos are hot, but that he’s too blond and his accent has to go. Nico overstays his visa, juggles odd jobs (nannying for a wealthy friend; cleaning apartments) and engages in petty theft. Surprise visits from a former co-star and his ex-lover force him to reckon with his national, individual, and sexual identities. As the national debate on immigration focuses on border-crossing, NOBODY’S WATCHING presents an alternative take on Latin America-US emigration. Solomonoff and Pfening, who won the Best Actor prize at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, imbue this precarious, isolated experience with humor, warmth, and humanity.
ARGENTINA / COLOMBIA / BRAZIL • 2017 • 102 MINS.
IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES • FiGa FILMS
With support from the Rifkind Family Fund for Queer Cinema
“Thoughtful, perceptive. Tribeca award-winning actor Guillermo Pfening delivers a masterful, low-key performance that subtly unpacks the psychology of how immigration can turn lives into lies. (A) probing, compassionate take on a hidden life. A timely portrayal on the multiple frustrations of being a stranger in a strange land… (as) the victim of quietly racist and sexist attitudes. Pfening delivers a performance of low-level intensity (that) becomes truly moving.”
– Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter
“A powerful and touching film.”
– Sandra Guzmán, NBC News