You Were My First Boyfriend
September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Presented as part of Cinefest Latino with the Boston Women’s Film Festival, the Boston Underground Film Festival and Globedocs and Independent Film Festival Boston.
Directed by Cecilia Aldarondo and Sarah Enid Hagey, documentary, English and Spanish with English subtitles, United States, 97 minutes, 2023.
In this high school reunion movie turned inside out, filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo embarks on a fantastical quest to reconcile her tortured teen years. She ‘goes back’ in more ways than one, tracking down old foes and friends while also reenacting visceral memories of youthful humiliation and desire.Oscillating between present and past, hallucination and reality, “You Were My First Boyfriend” is a hybrid documentary that explores the power of adolescent fantasy, the subtle violence of cultural assimilation, and the fun house mirror of time’s passage. Discussion with producer Ines Hofmann Kanna MA ‘96 to follow. GD, POC, SJ, EC [CC]