A talented Filipino transgender filmmaker, Isabel Sandoval has already won acclaim in her native country and at festivals around the globe. Her new film, Lingua Franca, will reach an even wider audience as Ava DuVernay’s Array Releasing is presenting it on Netflix. As actor, writer, director, and editor she is leading a quiet revolution—yet her movie is not part of a crusade. It’s an honest, persuasive story about a hard-working immigrant set in New York’s Brighton Beach neighborhood. Leonard and Jessie responded to it, just as they did its unpretentious creator. We’ll be covering more Array releases in the weeks and months ahead. @isabelvsandoval
Media Download host Christian Curatola talks to filmmaker Isabel Sandoval. She is here at Montclair State to present her film “Apparition”, a meditative drama about the limits of faith and the corruption of innocence. She produced, wrote and directed another full-length feature titled Señorita in 2011, which was nominated for Best Picture by the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines.
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