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Shorts 3: For the Culture: Now + Forever

  • 94 mins

Admission is available as a $16 single ticket or $25 VIP Premium Ticket, which includes premium status an hour before the show, access to our fully furnished lounge to network and relax before the show, complementary crafted beverages, appetizers, and photo opportunities in the lounge.

In this program

Super Vaccine Vato

Directed by Lalo Alcaraz

Super Vaccine Vato is the new Lalo Alcaraz/Pocho Villa Productions public health hero. Stay tooned for new episodes of SVV as he takes on public health emergencies for and the ASU School of Transborder Studies.

Decolonizing Dinner

Directed by Alejandro Miranda Cruz

A meal has the power to break down walls and barriers. Two Indigenous chefs share their passion and culture through cooking, land, and family.


Directed by Gabriel Gonzalez Acosta

Concertina is an interlocking narrative film that jumps between parallel realities as two sets of brothers discuss their dreams of one another, exploring themes of ecology, family, and labor using magical realism as a narrative device to create dark, ethereal worlds that offer a glimpse into the power of the physical realm over our collective psyche.


Directed by Andrew Michael Frescas

An ensemble of six vignetted scenes in which each character is affected by the sounds of their environment, this experimental short takes the audience on a journey to different “sound worlds” and allows them to not just witness but “listen” to the sounds in our everyday world.

Record Shop

Directed by Mario Rubén Carrión

Two local New York DJs walk into a Red Hook record shop searching for a rare salsa record, where the record shop clerk shares their love of Caribbean music. As the day unfolds, different dynamics come to the surface among the three of them.


Directed by Edwin Franko

Giovanni, a workaholic bartender shares a story with his bar patrons Joel and Eddie, questioning whether he found his late father’s “fuego.”


Directed by Stacy Pascal Gaspard

A young Caribbean immigrant mother struggling to make ends meet at her fabric factory job finds a release through her abandoned dream of dance.

Dream Carriers

Directed by Esmeralda Hernandez

On a final ride through her neighborhood, a college-bound Chicana reflects on past generations of women through the telling of the migration of monarch butterflies.

Dates & Times


Regal Union Square

Fri, Sep 16
10:45 pm