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Memories of a Penitent Heart | Global Peace Film Festival
Sept. 18-24, 2017 | Orlando, FL

Memories of a Penitent Heart

Director: Cecilia Aldarondo
US, 2016, 74 mins
Website: penitentheart.com

Combining a wealth of recently discovered home movies, video and written documents with contemporary interviews and verite footage, Memories of a Penitent Heart cracks open a Pandora’s box of unresolved family drama.  The film charts the director’s excavation of buried family conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death, and her search for Miguel’s partner Robert a generation later.  A story about the mistakes of the past and the second chances of the present, Memories is a cautionary tale about the unresolved conflicts wrought by AIDS, and a nuanced exploration of how faith is used and abused in times of crisis.

Fri. 9/23, 8pm, SunTrust
Sat. 9/24, 5:30pm, Cobb

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