Mija

Feature | NR | 88 min

No Longer Available

STREAMING EVENT FOR PASSHOLDERS

Showings

Opera House Sat, Apr 2 7:30 PM
Film Info
Premier:Idaho Premiere
Event Type:Film Screening
Release Year:2022
Rating:NR
Production Country:US/Mexcio
Original Langauge:English
Spanish
Subtitles:English Subtitles
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Isabel Castro
Produced By:Isabel Castro
Tabs Breese
Yesenia Tlahuel

Description

Doris Muñoz desperately longed for better representation in the indie music she listened to as a teenager. At 23, she took matters into her own hands and began a career in music talent management, passionately advocating for rising Latinx artists. Her swift success transformed her into a pillar for first-and second-generation Americans seeking community, as well as a breadwinner for her undocumented family. Three years later, Doris abruptly receives news that forces her to reconsider working in music.  At this moment of crisis, Doris finds Jacks Haupt, a promising Chicana singer desperate to break out of her parents’ home in Dallas, Texas. Beyond shared moments of joy and hope, Doris and Jacks bond over the ever-present guilt of being the first American-born members of their undocumented families and the financial risks of pursuing their dreams. For them, the pressure of success is heightened because it is their family’s hope for green cards and family reunification. Mija is a moving love letter to immigrants and their children. Director Isabel Castro’s intimate debut feature constructs an ethereal love letter to the daughters that fight for their families, their dreams and themselves.

 

Will also be showing online as part of our Virtual Screenings - available Wednesday Night (3/30) through the end of fest (4/3)

Idaho only, capped at 300 viewers.