Film Forward: California / Mexico (Imperial County, CA and Mexicali, Mexico)

FILM FORWARD partners for a second year with the Imperial County Film Commission and Mexicali Rose for a border-crossing program in Imperial Valley, CA and Mexicali, Mexico. Filmmakers Stacy Peralta (Bones Brigade: An Autobiography) and Jerry Rothwell (Town of Runners) join the program for four days of film screenings, discussions, and workshops at venues as diverse as cultural centers, a skate shop, high schools, outdoor screening venues, libraries, museums, and the legendary Slab City.

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography shares the story of the famous “Bones Brigade” skateboarding team as they transition from being outsiders to discovering what it truly means to “win”. Town of Runners follows four young Olympic hopefuls from training with their coach in the small town of Bekoji, Ethopia to joining national running teams as they grapple with modernity entering their traditional way of life.

Other films that will be screening with this program but without filmmaker representatives are: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Chasing Ice, The Light In Her Eyes, The Loving Story, Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna), and Valley of Saints.


Stacy Peralta
Jerry Rothwell
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