THE FIREFLY (La Luciérnaga)
Ana María Hermida, 2013, Colombia, 88 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Sponsored by St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission
Lucia and Mariana have a common bond – Andres, Lucia’s brother and Mariana’s – fiancé. When Andres dies on the day of his wedding, Mariana falls into an inevitable pit of grief and despair. Lucia – whom she has just met for the first time – is the one to pull her out. Ana Maria Hermida’s first feature film is a showcase for the exquisite beauty of Columbia and the depths we will go for love – especially the complicated kind. (Sunny Hall)
Preceded by: Mathematics of a Lesbian Kiss (Sabine Lebel & Alison Taylor, 2015, Canada, 5 min.) Visiting a lesbian bar in Costa Rica, two women remember the Toronto dyke bar scene some decades ago.
Vámanos (Marvin Lemus, 2015, USA, 12 min.) What outfit do you want to be buried in? That’s the question at the center of this lm about gay Latinas, one Catholic mother and a vintage Armani suit.