Only The Moon

NEW DOCS

For Felidoro Cueva, only the moon unites his American neighborhood with the one he left in Peru in the 1960s. In words conveyed visually through lovely animation, he recounts to his daughter, the filmmaker, his childhood and his experiences as an immigrant. As he contemplatively speaks of dreams, waning health, and racism, audio of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigration policy profoundly contrasts with the ardent capsule of Felidoro’s time living through the civil rights era and Vietnam War protests. A gifted engineer and longtime resident of the United States, Felidoro offers a layered and honest perspective from an aging Latin American man facing another shift in current U.S. policies. KR

Friday, April 5 — 1:00 pm Cinema 1

Director

Maya Cueva

Producers

Sean Weiner, Olivia Cueva

Editor

Maya Cueva

Cinematographer

Palmer Morse

Animator

Leah Nichols

Original Title

Solamente La Luna

Release Year

2018

Festival Year

2019

Country

United States

Run Time

9 minutes

Premiere

World Premiere