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Tuesday, October 11 • 2:15pm - 3:35pm
Juanicas

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D: Karina Garcia Casanova | Mexico/Canada | 78 min | English, Spanish and French with English subtitles | ARKANSAS PREMIERE

Juanicas is an intimate portrait of a Mexican immigrant family affected by mental illness. Using material shot over almost 10 years, filmmaker Karina Garcia Casanova documents her complex relationship with her mother and brother, both suffering from bipolar disorder. She begins filming when Juan, her brother returns to live in Canada after several years in Mexico. At first the camera provides a distance that helps them reconnect with each other, but soon old patterns return. As her brother’s downward spiral unravels, the viewer is taken on a journey as heart-wrenching as it is illuminating.




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