Memories of a Penitent Heart
Memories of a Penitent Heart
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Memories of a Penitent Heart

Unclassified 18+ | 74 mins | USA | 2016 | Cecilia Aldarondo
Sun 26 Mar 3:45 PM

ACMI Cinema 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access

'A highly personal portrait of the importance of embracing who you have while you still can' – The Village Voice

Melbourne Premiere

Fresh from the Tribeca Film Festival, this captivating documentary opens a pandora's box of unresolved family drama and secrets. Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo vows to uncover the truth behind the death of her Uncle Miguel, a gay playwright living in New York, alienated from his intensely Catholic mother back home in Puerto Rico. Tracking down Miguel's partner Robert, now a Franciscan Monk, Aldarondo discovers that the darkest revelations come from her own family and are steeped in deeply cultural and religious attitudes.

ACMI Cinema 1

Federation Square
Melbourne, VIC, 3000