Puerto Rican NALIPster Cecilia Aldarondo will have her film, Memories of a Penitent Heart, screened at the Tribeca Film Festival April 13-24.
The documentary film takes a look at the filmmaker's past family drama with her uncle:
Like many gay men in the 1980s, Miguel moved from Puerto Rico to New York City; he found a career in theater and a rewarding relationship. Yet, on his deathbed he grappled to reconcile his homosexuality with his Catholic upbringing. Now, decades after his death, his niece Cecilia locates Miguel’s estranged lover to understand the truth, and in the process opens up long-dormant family secrets.