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Set in South East Los Angeles, two estranged highschool best-friends reunite at the novenario ceremony for one of their deceased mothers. Over one night in their hometown, past feelings resurface and boundaries are bent in this slice of life narrative that explores the layers / intersections of machismo, culture and religion.

A5b4f11edb headshotDirector Biography – Fernando Lopez

Fernando Lopez is a queer, chicano filmmaker born & raised in Los Angeles. A film production graduate from Cal State Northridge—he is a fellow under Outfest’s Outset program and a mentee under Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative PA Intensive. Fernando continually strives to explore the intersection of identity & culture through narrative and photographic mediums.

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