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An innovative hybrid narrative-documentary about trans Latina sex workers in Queens, NY


New York State Premiere.

A trans Latina sex worker is arrested in a sting operation in Queens, NY, but this time it’s all a staged recreation, and when ''Cut!'' is shouted off-camera, the actors relax before the next take. Merging fiction and documentary, Nicola Mai’s innovative hybrid feature explores the epidemics of U.S. incarceration and deportation, making room for the women at the center of the violence to tell their own stories.

Created in collaboration with the TRANSgrediendo Intercultural Collective, a grassroots nonprofit defending the rights of trans Latina migrant women in New York City, CAUGHT (CAER) expresses this struggle for justice and recognition and calls its audience to urgent action.

This film will be followed by a Q&A with Cast members Ashley Rendon, Jennifer Orellana Delgado, and translator Felix Gardon

Cast: Ashley Rendon; Manolo Rivera; J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly; Rafael Samanez; Jennifer Orellana Delgado / Jennifer St. Cartier; Douglas DeFalco; Mayra Colon; Lorena Borjas; Linda Carolina Dominguez; Liaam Winslet; Jillian Modzeleski; Daniela Simba; Peyton Castillo; Nayra Lee Berrios; Divay Mendez Ramires; Jhon Sebastian; Amy Lobo; Laura Martinez; Victor Vasconcellos; Anthony Pereira

Presented in partnership with Cinema Tropical and New York Trans Advocacy Group


Nicola Mai