Community Mondays | Mingei International Museum

Ana, Who They Pulled Out of The River is the debut feature-length film by writer/director Omar Lopex of Standard Fantastic Pictures. Lopex collaborated with contemporary artists Hugo Crosthwaite & Toni Larios on elements such as dream sequences, props, animations and the film’s titles.

Presented by Media Arts Center San Diego (MACSD), "Ana Who They Pulled Out of the River" is a story about a mother that abandons her infant along the banks of the Tijuana River. She returns 20 years later to find her adult daughter, who being raised collectively by the city of Tijuana, has grown up to be a woman stronger than she could have ever imagined. Interspersed throughout the film are fantastical adaptations of various world myths, retold as dream sequences by different characters in the film.

Ana will premiere at the Mingei International Museum on November 8, 2021, with 3 free screenings at 1:30pm, 4:30pm & 7:30pm. A block of short films by Hugo Crosthwaite, Ash Eliza Smith, Ryan Betschart, Paolo Zuñiga, & Danielle Higgins, will run prior to each screening of Ana.

Proof of vaccination is required for entry. Masks required.


Cristina Godinez

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