Subversives: Lingua Franca

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Date & Time

Thu, Jan 07 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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UCSB Virtual Pollock Theater



Written and directed by Isabel Sandoval, Lingua Franca (2019) follows an undocumented Filipina trans woman, Olivia (Isabel Sandoval), after she has secured a job as a live-in caregiver for Olga (Lynn Cohen), an elderly Russian woman who lives in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood. Olivia’s main priority is to secure a green card to stay in America. But when she unexpectedly becomes romantically involved with Olga’s adult grandson Alex (Eamon Farren), issues around identity, civil rights, and immigration threaten her very existence.

Director/writer/actress/editor Isabel Sandoval will join moderator Miguel Penabella (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a discussion of this fascinating film. This event will not include screening. Lingua Franca may be streamed in advance on Netflix.


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