NewFest Presents: CAER (CAUGHT) - NewFest


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


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.
Part of NewFest Presents
In-Person Ticket — $12
$5 for Members
Virtual Ticket — $10 | Free for Members
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.

In-person tickets include a Q&A with cast-members Jennifer St Cartier and Ashley Rendon alongside Liaam Winslet (Colectivo Intercultural Transgrediendo) – moderated by Cecilia Gentili (founder, Trans Equity Consulting)

Available virtually for 48 hours following in-person screening at The LGBT Community Center on March 23 at 7PM

Presented in partnership with Latin Reel


Nicola Mai