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May 26
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POSTPONED | The Confession Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

Films on the Green Presents The Amazing Catfish

Part of Films on the Green 2019

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Directed by Claudia Sainte-Luce, 2013, PG-13, 1h35, France-Mexico
With Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco

Presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Instituto Cervantes, Cinema Tropical, and Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders.

Martha (Owen), a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace upon meeting Claudia (Ayala), a younger woman trying to figure out her purpose in life. The two quickly become friends and Martha invites Claudia to come live with her family. When Martha’s health declines, the bond Claudia has with each member of the family is forced to be tested, giving opportunity for true, strong relationships to be created.

Dirigida por Claudia Sainte-Luce, 2013, PG-13, 1h35, Francia-Mexico
Con Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco

Martha (Owen), una madre de cuatro hijos creativos e ingeniosos, conoce a Claudia (Ayala) en el hospital. Rápidamente, Martha invita a Claudia a vivir con su familia y las dos establecen una relación sólida. A medida que la salud de Martha disminuye, el vínculo de Claudia hacia la familia de Martha crece.


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In Spanish with English subtitles / En español con subtítulos en inglés
FREE and open to the public / Público y gratuito.


The 2019 Films on the Green lineup focuses on female directors in French and Francophone cinema through a selection of 13 movies. This 12th edition pays tribute to “Women Behind the Camera” in honor of Agnès Varda, feminist filmmaker and pioneer of the French New Wave, who passed away earlier this year.