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SHE DOESN’T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE / NO QUIERO DORMIR SOLA
(Natalia Beristain, Mexico, 2012, 82 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Cast: Mariana Gajá, Adriana Roel, and Arturo Beristain.
Amanda is 33 years old and suffers from a condition: she cannot sleep alone. Her dull life is suddenly altered when she is forced to take care of her old alcoholic grandmother, Dolores (played by veteran actress Adriana Roel), a retired actress who lives on her past glories. Largely based on the filmmaker’s relationship to her grandmother, Beristain’s promising feature film, which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, was the winner of the prize for Best Film at the 2012 Morelia Film Festival.
8:30 PM - DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION: Join us at GALA following the screening for a discussion with the director Natalia Beristain and a reception hosted by the Mexican Cultural Institute.
About the Director
Natalia Beristain graduated from the CCC Film School with a degree in film directing. Her short film Peces platano won the best Mexican Short Film at the 5th Morelia International Film Festival. In 2010, she directed Entre guerras, a work that forms part of the alternative repertoire of the National Theatre Company. No quiero dormir sola (2012) is her feature film debut.
Suggested donation $10. All proceeds will go toward GALA's community and youth programs.
When & Where
GALA Hispanic Theatre
GALA (Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos) Hispanic Theatre is a National Center for Latino Performing Arts in the nation's capital. Since 1976, GALA has been promoting and sharing the Latino arts and cultures with a diverse audience, creating work that speaks to communities today, and preserving the rich Hispanic heritage for generations that follow. By developing and producing works that explore the breadth of Latino performing arts, GALA provides opportunities for the Latino artist, educates youth, and engages the entire community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives.