NewFest at The Center Presents: "Caer" (Caught)
NewFest at The Center Presents “Caer” (Caught), a film about a trans Latina sex worker who is arrested in a sting operation in Queens, NY. This time it’s all a staged recreation, and when ”cut!” is shouted off-camera, the actors relax before the next take. Merging fiction and documentary, Nicola Mai’s innovative hybrid feature explores the epidemics of U.S. incarceration and deportation, making room for the women at the center of the violence to tell their own stories.
Created in collaboration with the TRANSgrediendo Intercultural Collective, a grassroots nonprofit defending the rights of trans Latina migrant women in New York City, “Caer” (Caught) expresses this struggle for justice and recognition and calls its audience to urgent action. Followed by a Q&A with Jennifer St. Cartier (cast), Ashley Rendon (cast), Liaam Winslet (Transgrediendo Intercultural Collective). Moderated by Cecilia Gentili (founder, Trans Equity Consulting)
Presented in Partnership with Latin Reel.
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Directed by Nicola Mai; USA, 2020, 61 minutes
In-Person Screening with Q&A
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
7 p.m. ET
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25 (48 hours)