Podtalk: REELING2023 Presents ‘Febrero’ on Sep. 27, 2023

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CHICAGO – The queer community is everywhere in this spinning world, even Cuba. A new filmmaker, Hansel Porras Garcia, spotlights a story of Cuba in his debut feature film “Febrero” at the Chicago Reeling2023 International LBGTQ+ Film Festival on September 27th, 2023. For details and tickets, click FEBRERO.

On her 64th birthday, Zoe is a lonely and widowed Cuban exile, and is about to become a grandmother. She is also about to receive an unexpected visitor – after more than forty years without seeing each other, her childhood best friend Helena shows up at her door. Without imagining that this reunion will change their lives forever, a secret comes to light, and they both have to reconsider their relationship then … and now. The film explores the rarely told story of life at a crossroads.

‘Febrero,’ Written/Directed by Hansel Porras Garcia at REELING2023
Photo credit: REELINGFilmFestival.org

Hansel Porras Garcia (he/him/his) is a Cuban-American actor, filmmaker, writer, screenwriter, and producer. He graduated from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba as an actor and from the Center of Cinematography, Arts, and Television (CCAT-Miami) as a TV and film producer. As a writer, he was invited to participate in the 2019 Miami International Book Fair, after being the 2019 Cuentomania Festival winner with his short story “Funeral.” In 2021 he was selected as Oolite Cinematic Art Resident to produce his micro-budget debut feature film: “Febrero.”

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, writer/director Hansel Porras Garcia of “Febrero” talks of heritage and themes …

In a Video Clip, Hansel Porras Garcia gives the pitch for September 27th …

The 41st edition of REELING International LBGTQ+ Film Festival runs from September 21st through October 7th, 2023. For tickets, schedule and all information, click REELINGFilmFestival.org.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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