Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Summer White (Blanco de Verano)

13-year-old Rodrigo’s entire world revolves around his intimate relationship with his mother, but it all begins to fall apart when she brings home a new boyfriend.

$35; one ticket admits one car

Thu Aug 20 7:30 PM

The Films

13-year-old Rodrigo’s entire world revolves around his intimate relationship with his mother, but it all begins to fall apart when she brings home a new boyfriend.

Summer White (Blanco de Verano)

Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson | Mexico | 85

13-year-old Rodrigo is a solitary teenager who finds solace in his intimate relationship with his mother, Valeria. She is his best friend, his protector, and his entire world. When her new boyfriend comes to live in their small house on the outskirts of Mexico City, however, Rodrigo finds his domain completely disrupted. He must decide if he should accept his new family or fight back and hurt the person he loves the most.

Rodrigo, un adolescente solitario, es rey en el mundo íntimo que tiene con su madre. Todo cambia cuando ella lleva a vivir a su nuevo novio a su pequeña casa en los márgenes de la Ciudad de México. Rodrigo se debate entre aceptar a la nueva familia o recuperar el trono, aún a costa de la felicidad de quien más quiere.

The Dead Fish (Los Peces Muertos)

Mauricio Piratova | US | 13

A young man named Manuel (Christopher Pagan) must decide between work and studying in school, while grieving the death of his father, who had worked at the same waste facility.

Un joven llamado Manuel (Christopher Pagan) debe decidir entre trabajar y estudiar en la escuela mientras llora la muerte de su padre, quien había trabajado en la misma planta de desechos.

No Crying at the Dinner Table

Carol Nguyen | Canada | 16

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her family to craft a portrait of love, grief and intergenerational trauma.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
8:30 PM
Short Films Begin with Introduction from Mauricio Piratova (director, The Dead Fish) & Carol Nguyen (director, No Crying at the Dinner Table)
9:00 PM
Summer White Begins
10:30 PM
Q&A with Summer White director/co-writer Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson, co-writer Raúl Sebastian Quintanilla, and cinematographer María Sarasvati Herrera
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

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PLEASE NOTE: This film is not yet rated and may not be considered appropriate for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

Venue

Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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