This movie will be played on:
All screenings will take place at
COLLEGE OF THE DESERT | POLLOCK THEATER
43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA
Cecilia, a Mexican immigrant, learns from her doctor that she has a benign cyst that will disappear on its own. When the doctor mentions that sexual intercourse could speed up the process, she realizes she hasn’t had sex in five years.
That night, her friend Josselyn takes her to a dive bar to “fill her prescription.” But when the two women go home with some suitors, Cecilia will make a surprising discovery of what’s really been ailing her.
Tom Sanchez is a writer, director and editor based out of Los Angeles. His feature film directorial debut “La Navaja de Don Juan” (the Blade of Don Juan) premiered at the Austin Film Festival and had a theatrical release in Peru. The film won a post production grant from Peru’s ministry of culture and is currently in distribution.
Sanchez has directed other shorts and music videos and has some television series in development. He has also edited for television. His work has been aired on networks such as MTV, A&E, Bravo, Syfy, BET, Lifetime, Esquire, WE and Apple TV.
He earned his MFA for in Film and Television production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he received the James Bridges Directing Scholarship.
When I first read the script, I really enjoyed the narrative ride it took me on. I like stories with unpredictable plots that keep you engaged. And though I did not see the ending coming, it certainly made perfect sense once I finished. It’s a hard thing to execute, but I believe we pulled it off. Thank you, Xavier, for trusting me with your story.