Adeline, the Great

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“Listen to the ground. There is movement all around. There is something goin’ down. And I can feel it.” Characters face circumstances that range from challenging to harrowing in this collection of shorts that is both provocative and playful. In Tom Schroeder’s irresistible The Birth Order Experiment (US 2019, 9m), remember back to the days of groovy ‘70s animation and hip professors with their filmed academic studies. John Wick has nothing on Godefroy Ryckewaert’s The Collector (France 2019, 8m) as he pursues an overdue bill in this remarkable action-packed dance floor throwdown. Karolina Esqueda’s Ode to the Beans (Oda a los frijoles) (US 2020, 4m) manages to turn an autobiographical found footage essay into a clever, perceptive take on her culture and an essential food item.
Film Info
Country:US
Year:2019
Director:Jessica Mendez Siqueiros
Producer:Nicole Crespo
Ruth Du
Screenwriter:Jasmine Johnson
Cinematographer:Lara Aqel
Editor:Alejo Hoijman
Cast:Melora Walters
Rileigh McDonald
Dylan Dash
Sara Targum

Description

In this very sweet and funny film, a young Black activist manages to rally an unlikely assembly of allies among her fellow students.

Additional Information

Jessica Mendez Siqueiros is a Mexican American writer-director-actor seeking to normalize complex and authentic narratives about the Southwest Mexican American community through film. Her filmmaking style is highly cinematic and composed, described by Remezcla as "reclaiming a vision of storytelling often only associated with white creators." She recently directed Adeline, the Great under the guidance of Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani. Her short The Last of the Chupacabras will be produced by Walt Disney Studios this year