The Great Sasuke — 2:30pm
Opening Short: Mother of All Rivers
In Honduras, a country rife with socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Berta Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people and waged a grassroots campaign to pressure the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of a major project. [9 min. Spanish with English subtitles. All ages ]
The Great Sasuke
Mikiko Sasaki - Director Attending
One life-changing year in the career of Japanese wrestler and local politician known as The Great Sasuke, who singlehandedly made Mexican-style Lucha Libre popular in Japan. Set in northern Japan, the story begins when Sasuke, now in his forties, marks his 20th anniversary as a wrestler. With dwindling attendance at his matches and declining health, Sasuke is at a crossroads. He decides to climb back into both arenas – wrestling and politics – for a final battle royale.
[73 min. Japanese with English subtitles. All ages]
En el último trago - One for the road — 4:45pm
Opening Short: Piel Canela
Alejandro de Vega
To regain the trust of his girlfriend, Manuel will have to do something desperate. [5 min.]
En el último trago / One for the Road
Jack Zagha Kababie
Mexican film veterans Luis Bayardo, Eduardo Manzano & José Carlos Ruiz play octogenarians who set out on a road trip in order to fulfill the dying wish of a lifelong friend. One for the Road is a funny and endearing exploration of aging, friendship and love, set to the timeless music of José Alfredo Jiménez.
[93 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Ages 13+]
Ovarian Psycos — 7:00pm
Opening Short: Mama Agatha
Mama Agatha is a 59-year-old Ghanaian woman who runs a bicycle training program for migrant women in Amsterdam. A heartwarming story of immigration, the spirit of community, and the exhilarating freedom of riding a bicycle. [16 min. All ages.]
Kate Trumbull & Joanna Sokolowski - Director & Ovarian Psycos Attending
“Whose streets? Our streets!” Ride along with the Ovarian Psycos, a group of young women of color bringing feminist ideas, Indigenous knowledge, and the legacy of the Chicano/a civil rights movement onto the streets of Los Angeles. The group cycles through the barrios and boulevards of the Eastside, committed to collectively confronting injustice, racism and violence, and demanding and creating safe spaces for women.
[72 min. English. Ages 13+]