Screening: Nobody’s Watching with Director Q and A Julia Solomonoff
A film by Julia Solomonoff
(Nadie nos mira, Argentina/Colombia /Brazil, 2017, 102 min.
In Spanish and English with English subtitles)
Nico (a stunning Guillermo Pfening), is a 30-something actor who leaves a promising career in Argentina (where he stars in a T.V. soap) after a romantic break-up with his male married producer. Like many before him, cast adrift in New York City, Nico is thwarted in his efforts to land a job in either movies or on the stage. A smarmy agent advises him that Latinos are hot, but that he’s too blond and his accent has to go.
Nico overstays his visa, juggles odd jobs (nannying for a wealthy friend; cleaning apartments) and engages in petty theft. Surprise visits from a former co-star and his ex-lover force him to reckon with his national, individual, and sexual identities.
As the national debate on immigration focuses on border-crossing, Nobody’s Watching presents an alternative take on Latin America-US emigration. Solomonoff and Pfening, who won the Best Actor prize at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, imbue this precarious, isolated experience with humor, warmth, and humanity.
Opens this Friday, September 8
209 West Houston Street, New York City
(212) 727-8110 / Buy tickets in advance at www.filmforum.org
Showtimes: 12:30pm, 2:40pm, 4:45pm, 7pm, and 9:30pm
Q&As with Nobody’s Watching filmmaker Julia Solomonoff:
Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9, at the 7pm shows