Our next film comes courtesy of the Borscht Film Festival. Narrated by a dying shark, "Reinaldo Arenas" is the true story of the last few hours in the life of an unintentional immigrant. This film by Lucas Levya premiered at Borscht in 2011 and went onto play Slamdance, SXSW and over a dozen other festivals.
Filmmaker Lucas Leyva is one of the founders of the Borscht Film Festival and Borscht Corp. His last two short films premiered at Sundance and have been screened at over sixty other festivals, including SXSW, Milan, BAM and MOMA NY. Last year he was named filmmaker magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" list.