Home Movies – The Murder

This film is available for the run of the festival starting the day of Thanksgiving 2021. To watch or to vote for this film please click on the orange “TICKETS” button below and purchase a ticket for BLOCK 4.  You also have the option to buy the Movie Buff Pass to watch all the films of the festival until December 15, 2021.


A shy, Colombian father regales his nosy daughter in the story about the night he was famously arrested for murder.

6a8cb07827 headshotDirector Biography – Lorena Russi

Lorena (low-REN-uh) Russi is a Queer-Latinx pro soccer player turned comedy multi-hyphenate.

Lorena’s decade in entertainment ranges from Directer-Writer-Host for PBS to Head Writer for Spotify for Artists to Writer-Producer for “The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert” Digital team. Her extensive background in improv, standup, and sketch comedy has influenced her quirky hosting style which she infuses into live shows, events, games, as well as branded content for Amazon’s “Today’s Deals Live,” Thinx, Bustle, and Chipotle’s Snapchat channel.

You can catch her immigrant dad jokes on Will Smith @ Home, The New York Times, the Oscars, Comedy Central, Vice and Refinery29. Outside of your TVs, Lorena teaches comedy workshops and plays soccer with Nike NYC.

Director Statement

From the perfect breakfast sandwich to a boozy night out, as a millennial, the pressures to over-document my life are real. But not for my parents. There was no social media, or the internet. Hell, recording ANYTHING was a luxury. And so, “Home Movies” was born. A series that attempts to record and catalog my parent’s wildest, tragic, and most touching tales.

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