Winner of the first Roberto Guerra Documentary Fund to Screen at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

Cecilia Aldarondo, the first recipient of the Robert Guerra Documentary Fund Award, created by Kathy Brew and fiscally sponsored by UnionDocs, will screen her winning project Memories of a Penitent Heart at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.



Some screenings are already sold out; for available tickets, please visit the Purchase Tribeca Film Festival website.

About Memories of a Penitent Heart:

Twenty five years after Miguel died from AIDS, his niece, filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo, embarks on an excavation into a quagmire of unresolved family drama. Like many gay men in the 1980s, Miguel moved from Puerto Rico to New York City; he found a career in theater and a rewarding relationship. Yet, on his deathbed he grappled to reconcile his homosexuality with his Catholic upbringing. Now, decades after his death, Cecilia locates Miguel’s lover Robert, who has been shunned and demonized by the family, in order to understand the whole story. Braiding recently discovered home movies, interviews, and contemporary vérité footage, Memories of a Penitent Heart dissects a family secret while exploring the AIDS crisis and the rarely heard story of Latino artists who died in the early days of the epidemic. This is a moving story about mistakes of the past and second chances that also questions how faith is used in times of crisis. —Dan Hunt

Purchase About the Roberto Guerra Documentary Fund:

The Roberto Guerra Documentary Fund was launched in the fall of 2014 during the 5th Contemporary Peruvian Film Showcase. Originally from Peru, filmmaker Roberto Guerra came to New York as a young, aspiring filmmaker in the late 60s to meet the cinema verité pioneers. From then on he was inspired to create a number of films while living in New York and Europe. He continued to shoot and produce throughout the last year of his life.  His spirit and equanimity in the face of his sudden cancer diagnosis was inspirational. He died in January 2014.

The Fund aims to honor Roberto Guerra’s life and legacy in the field by supporting and encouraging an emerging Latin-American or US-based Latino filmmaker living in New York in the creation of his or her documentary work. Media artist Kathy Brew, Roberto Guerra’s long-time collaborator and wife, established the Fund in partnership with UnionDocs as the non-profit administrator. To date, the fund has raised almost $15,000. A list of supporters can be found here. Cheap generic lamictal online Cheap