Her Family Ignored Her Uncle's Life as an HIV-Positive Gay Man; Her Film Exposes It
A lot of people think their families are interesting; Aldarondo has documented proof that hers is.
POV Acquires U.S. Rights for Broadcast Premiere of 'Memories of a Penitent Heart' on PBS
POV (Point of View), American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Cecilia Aldarondo’s Memories of a Penitent Heart [...] and will have its national broadcast premiere on POV in 2017 on PBS.
Tribeca Doc 'Memories of a Penitent Heart' Tenderly Examines a Lost Life
Memories of a Penitent Heart may be, at 74 minutes, one of Tribeca 2016's shortest features, but this exceptional documentary is also one of its most profoundly affecting.
Delving deep into the twisted tangle of her tale, she exposes the deep traumatic pain caused by loss, secrets, and the denial of one's true self — and, in the process, paints a highly personal portrait of the importance of embracing who you have while you still can.
FILMMAKER Magazine - 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2015
FILMMAKER Magazine names Cecilia Aldarondo as one of 2015’s ‘25 New Faces of Independent Film.’
Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition Slate
The 15th annual New York festival has unveiled about half the films on its 101-feature lineup, with 55 titles in total making up the competition slates and the Viewpoints section of programming.
Watch: 'Memories of a Penitent Heart' Trailer Investigates One Man's Death and Another's Disappearance
Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo shares her experience of playing detective on her own family's history.
A Guide To Everything Latino At The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival is celebrating its 15th year in style. Yep, they’ve gone full quinceañera this year, inviting over 130 film directors, screening 101 films, 72 shorts, 23 virtual reality and interactive installations, and pulling out all the stops to make sure the 2016 festival is like no other.
Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2016 Competition Lineup That's 33% Female-Helmed
...As is usually the case, female filmmakers fare much better in the Documentary Competition selection, where they helmed or co-helmed five of the twelve features, which amounts to a very respectable 42%. (The World Doc section had even better numbers last year, when eight of twelve features in this category, or 67%, were women-directed or co-directed.)
“Isn’t this one of the biggest tragedies of the 1980/90s? The black hole of artist potential.”
Cecilia Aldarondo's film "Memories of a Penitent Heart" premieres this month at the Tribeca Film Festival. Below, she speak with Visual AIDS about the upcoming film.
Celebrate Firelight Doc Lab Fellows at Tribeca!
Firelight cordially invites you to a celebration of our Documentary Lab fellows premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival!
We're hosting a cocktail reception on Saturday, April 16th from 8:30 - 11:30pm in partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute to honor this talented group of filmmakers and to celebrate diversity in the documentary space.
Seeking Discoveries: Tribeca Film Fest celebrates 15th year with new and traditional forms of storytelling
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T and other sponsors, returns to downtown Manhattan for the 15th time April 13-24. Never lost, even on its 15th birthday, is the fact that the fest, founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, was launched in 2002 as a response to the horrific devastation in the area after 9/11...
The LGBT Films of Tribeca 2016
There are over 100 feature-length films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. So, which to see? The Advocate compiled a list of 11 films with queer themes and characters that will be screening at the New York event, which runs April 13-24.
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