Extraterrestres Virtual Film Discussion - Newark Public Library

Extraterrestres Virtual Film Discussion

En español

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 7-8:30 PM
Virtual Film Discussion – Tune in on Zoom or Facebook Live

Extraterrestres (2016) – Directed by Carla Cavina

A film about love, stars, and survival.  

Teresa couldn’t have chosen a worse time to return to Puerto Rico, after seven years, to share with her very conservative family the news that she plans to marry fellow astronomer Daniela. Her father’s poultry processing plant is the target of both corrupt elements of the Puerto Rican government and the U.S. poultry industry that want to drive it out of business. Teresa doesn’t know how to disclose her news to the family.

Daniela’s decision to travel to the island and force Teresa’s hand will reveal the many secrets the family has been keeping from each other. It will take some galactic perspective to bring them all together again in this gorgeously filmed drama.

Extraterrestres premiered at the Puerto Rico Queer Filmfest in November 2016, where it received the Audience Award for Best International Feature Film. In July 2017 it had its commercial release in Venezuela, and in Puerto Rico in August 2017.  The film has been exhibited in more than 20 international film festivals and has received several awards.

In Spanish with English subtitles.   Rating: PG-13

Click here to watch the trailer

  • Watch Extraterrestres at your convenience and then join us via Zoom or Facebook Live on February 10 to discuss this award-winning film with filmmaker, Carla Cavina.
  • We will send you the film link when you register for the program.

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This event is presented by Friends of the HRIC in partnership with the NJ Hispanic Research and Information Center (NJHRIC) / Newark Public Library.

Contact Info: Ingrid Betancourt – ibetancourt@np.org

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Carla Cavina is a Puerto Rican filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and director.  From 2003 until 2009, she worked for Proyecto de Comunicación, led by the island’s public broadcasting network, aimed at teaching socially marginalized communities the uses of video and film as a communication tool. She directed over 20 short films under this initiative. She has produced and directed the shorts films ¿Tienes Fuego? (Got a Light? 2007); the video art piece Ming I o El oscurecimiento de la luz (2008); the short film El cielo de los ratones (Mice Heaven, 2009); and the short film ¿Nos conocemos? (Have We Met? 2014).  

Cavina has also published a collection of poems, Corredora de sueños (Dream Chaser) (1993), and the short story Ratones (Mice) (2003). Having worked as a photojournalist and a photography teacher, she co-founded a workshop and production house named El Taller Cinemático in 2003.  She also worked as a columnist for the virtual magazine 80 grados.