Moondogs + On the Divide: A Texas Film Spotlight
Houston Cinema Arts Society partners with The DeLUXE Theater to present a Texas Film Spotlight, screening the short film Moondogs followed by the feature documentary On the Divide, on Tuesday, July 26.
This event is pay-what-you-can.
Moondogs is a short narrative film about three teenage girls who road trip across West Texas in order to get their friend to the nearest abortion clinic. Not only do they have to travel hundreds of miles to get to the clinic, Mia, Val, and Izzie have to camp overnight in order to comply with the 24 waiting period between appointments Texas requires. During the trip, the three friends navigate the complex and inaccessible road to abortion in Texas as well as the nuanced landscape of being a teenage girl in our current political climate. The external and internal struggles they face along the way shed contemplative light on the often-overlooked ways in which young women are forced to navigate their bodily autonomy, interpersonal relationships, and physical surroundings on the road to self-discovery. Directed and Written by Kat Broyles.
|United States, 2020
|Sarah J. Bartholomew, Ijeoma Chinedo, Daniela Lewkowiz-Hurtado
|Lois Chiles, William Broyles Jr., J.S. Pottinger, Jodie Miller, Leo Aguirre, Jeff Kardesh, Emily Pullen
|18 MINS, SECS
On The Divide follows the story of three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas who, despite their views, are connected by the most unexpected of places: the last abortion clinic on the U.S./Mexico border. As threats to the clinic and their personal safety mount, these three are forced to make decisions they never could have imagined.
|United States, 2021
|Maya Cueva, Leah Galant
|Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Amanda Spain, Elizabeth Woodward
|English, English Subtitles, Spanish
|79 MINS, SECS