It Runs in the Family created by Victoria Linares was shown at the Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF) in July in the USA this year.
A revelation about Oscar Torres, her unknown and once world-famous queer filmmaker cousin, sends Victoria down a path of self-discovery through reconstructions of his intimate memories living in the 1950s authoritarian Caribbean, as Victoria leads re-enactments of his unproduced screenplays with the family who erased him.
The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA)’s Annual Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF) took place on the 10-11th of June in person, and on the 10-19th of June on Vimeo. FAFF – the world’s largest art film festival – presented over 100 films from 32 countries represented across the globe. Over half of the films were directed or produced by women, and POC directed almost a third of them.
The festival is dedicated to presenting the finest new films about how art is made, how artists survive, how they think and work, and what makes creativity our most important skill, and our best hope for mankind.