Living Altars

Showing In

Shorts 10: We Gather Here Today
Pruneyard Cinemas #7 Sun, Aug 28 11:00 AM
“We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” It’s been a while, right? Many of us have spent the last two years as hermits huddling against the invisible threats, so this year, we’re featuring a slate of shorts that examine what it’s like to be among others, just in case you’ve forgotten.
Shorts 10: We Gather Here Today
Pruneyard Cinemas #7 Mon, Aug 29 8:45 PM
“We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” It’s been a while, right? Many of us have spent the last two years as hermits huddling against the invisible threats, so this year, we’re featuring a slate of shorts that examine what it’s like to be among others, just in case you’ve forgotten.
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Shorts
Runtime (minutes):7
Premiere Status:None
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Marie-Astrid Do-Rodriguez
Eli Reyes
Director:Peggy Peralta
Lourdes Figueroa
Executive Producer:Eugene Rodriguez
Music By:Los Cenzontles
Editor:Peggy Peralta
Lourdes Figueroa

Description

A remarkably intimate short film by directing duo Peggy Peralta and Lourdes Figueroa portraying wearable Day of the Dead altars of two artists, Marie-Astrid Do Rodriguez and Eli Reyes in their Covid-19 era living installations. The visually stunning film depicts the artists wearing their altars, created with mixed folk arts media while narrating stories of family, grief, and consolation. Do-Rodriguez and Reyes, folk arts teachers at Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy in San Pablo, CA, could not create an in person community altar because of Covid-19 restrictions.


So, the filmmakers were invited to create a film to convey their creative process and stories of loss, gratitude, and healing.