Cristina Kotz Cornejo was raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the United States. 3 Américas was a 2004/05 Sundance Institute’s Screenwriter’s Lab semi-finalist and the recipient of 2004 & 2007 Moving Image Fund Grants from the LEF Foundation. The film was also selected for the prestigious Sundance Institute’s 2004 Independent Producer’s Conference as well as the NALIP Latino Writer’s Lab. In 2005 Cornejo was selected to participate in the Independent Feature Project/NY Director’s Lab with 3 Américas.

Cristina’s short film, The War That Never Was/LA Guerra Que No Fue (2004) has screened in 11 countries and at over 20 film festivals and is distributed by Ouat! Media of Toronto, Canada and VOY Pictures of Los Angeles. Her short film, The Appointment (1999), developed with Spike Lee and Nancy Savoca while a student at NYU, was awarded a prestigious Warner Bros. Pictures Production Award and 3 NYU Craft Awards and is distributed by Urban Entertainment in Los Angeles.

Cristina received her M.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BA from the University of Southern California. She is currently an Associate Professor of Film Production at Emerson College.

Tickets: Members, seniors and students $8; general admission $9. Discount matinee prices (weekday until 5 pm; weekends until 12:30 pm) are $6, $7. To purchase please call the box office at 617-369-3687 or online HERE

3 Américas
Sat, May 3, 3:30 pm

3 Américas by Cristina Kotz Cornejo (2007, 98 min.). When tragedy strikes, 16 year old, América Campos is sent to Argentina to live with her anti-American grandmother Lucía América. América struggles to find her place with a grandmother she has never known and to hold onto a friendship with Sergio, a neighbor twice her age. 3 Américas «is beautifully shot, and the screenplay is a marvel of minimalism in which every word matters»… «The film is a cliché-free zone, and a richly nuanced character study,» Sarah Coleman, (The Independent). Discussion with director and stars, Kristen Gonzalez and Nicolás Meradi and co-producer, Angela Counts follows screening.

The media sponsor is The Boston Phoenix.

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