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Dirty Feathers + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
January 2022

Dirty Feathers, dir. Carlos Alfonso Corral, USA / Mexico 2021, 74 min., English & Spanish with English subtitles

Inspired by the untimely death of his uncle, who frequently found himself living on the streets, Carlos Alfonso Corral’s debut feature seeks to understand the homeless experience in El Paso, Texas. Taking us from a homeless shelter to the streets and under bridges, Dirty Feathers observes expectant parents, grieving fathers and abandoned veterans. Approaching individuals with an intimate gaze, Corral’s camera renders empathy and closeness while piecing together the lives of his subjects and their stories of hardship and pain, ultimately accounting for their hopes and their dreams. Corral’s approach to collaboration and closeness in the relationship between filmmaker and subject matter also reverberates through his influential partnership with Roberto Minervini (The Other Side, FoR16), the producer behind Dirty Feathers and a director with whom Corral has regularly collaborated, most recently on What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (FoR19).

This screening is a UK Premiere and is followed by a Q&A with director Carlos Alfonso Corral, producer Denise Dorado, and Roberto Minvervini, hosted by film critic and script consultant Wim Vanacker.

Also on Sunday:

Bulletproof + Q&A
All Light, Everywhere + Q&A
05:00 pm
Sun, 28 Nov 2021
Cinema 1

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