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El Doctor

El Doctor
Directors: Heather de Michele, Jude Roth
Country: USA

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In an Arizona Home Depot parking lot, a married couple — Andrew and Jen — hires undocumented day laborer Carlos and his buddy to repair their deck. As Carlos washes up in the family’s bathroom, 7 year-old Jonah interrupts him. A tragedy of errors puts Carlos’ and Andrew’s lives at risk, leaving everyone caught between their individual consciences and the law.

El Doctor

 

Ongoing Screenings

PBS.org/filmfestival
June 16, 2014-July 31, 2014

“El Doctor” in the Press
USA Today
Hollywood Today
NALIP (National Assoc. of Latino Independent Producers)
Ankh Entertainment
The Berkshire Eagle
​The Press-Enterprise ​
PBS press release

Guanajuato Int’l FF’s periodicos – and in English, the review reads:

“The dryness of the desert, a type of labyrinth for the immigrants that consciously take the risk off getting lost forever in the exodus. The screen reflects like a mirror, what happens every day in the bowels of the citizens without a voice. A look at the universal moral and emotional complexity of people and at the individual pulse that inevitably lays bare the character of our human nature. Met with passionate applause at its finale, this short captivated the audience in the deepest way.”

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Previous Film Festivals

Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts Fest – Sept. 2013
Riverside Int’l Film Festival – April 2013​
Berkshire Int’l Film Festival – May  and June 2013​
New York Shorts Fest – May 2013
Oscar-qualifying Guanajuato Int’l Film Festival – July 2013
BET Networks Urbanworld Film Festival (NYC) – Sept. 2013
Catalina Film Festival – Sept. 2013
Oscar-qualifying Los Angeles Latino Int’l Film Festival – Oct. 2013
Festival Pantalla Latina, St. Gallen, Switzerland – Nov. 2013
Idyllwild Int’l Festival of Cinema – Jan. 2014
Western New York Minority Media Professionals – Feb. 2014
Chicago Latino Int’l Film Festival – April 2014
SAG Foundation LA Short Film Showcase – April 2014
Best of the best of Idyllwild Int’l Film Festival – May 2014

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