The Sierra Club is sponsoring a fundraiser for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief and Film Screening with Puerto Rican Director Carla Cavina
February 3, 2pm-5pm
Tickets $10 available online or at the door
This touching movie hit theaters in Puerto Rico just as Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the Island. The Sierra Club nationally and through its local Chapter have worked tirelessly to help this US Territory to recovery. You can help by attending this screening.
We’ll hear from Director Carla Cavina who makes a strong full-length debut with the humorous and touching EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS. Teresa, a quiet and thoughtful astrophysicist, returns to Puerto Rico on a surprise trip to visit her conservative parents and invite them to her wedding to fellow astronomer Daniella. During her visit, Teresa remains tightlipped as her mother, brother and sister pry as to who the lucky “man” is.
But the Díaz family is in the middle of a profound poultry predicament. Corrupt government elements threaten the chicken processing empire, pitting family members against each other and revealing long-buried secrets. Chaos further ensues when Daniella unexpectedly arrives on the scene.
As the title suggests, EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS is not just about the unknown life in the cosmos, but also provides a thoughtful exploration of the sense of being alien and alone down on terra firma. But perhaps, as Cavina’s work suggests, we are not so foreign to each other after all.