Yo sé como arreglar las cosas!
USA, 2019, 16mm, 15 min
Written, directed and produced by Catalina Jordan Alvarez in her hometown
Elizabeth De Razzo (Eastbound & Down, The Greasy Strangler, The 33),
Clare Gundersen, Estela Ingles, David Roby and Grace Holtz
Written, directed and edited by: Catalina Jordan Alvarez
Producers: Rebecca Feldbin & Elizabeth De Razzo
Assistant Director: Rebecca Feldbin
Director of Photography: Michael Wellenreiter
Assistant Camera: Brian Branam
Sound: Althea Mengxi Rao
Production Design: Grace Holtz
Music: Courtesy of Dandelion Fiction (a former project of Daniel Fishkin's)
Recipient of a Philadelphia Independent Media Finishing Fund grant and a Kodak Eastman film sponsorship
Muñe is a 16mm film about a Mexican immigrant in the South and takes place in my hometown, where my parents still live. I depict not only the immigrant but also the southern culture she encounters as alien. After Muñe, the protagonist, runs away from her aunt’s house, she encounters a rural family living in a junkyard. In my work, I fabricate ethnographies, cultural dress and rituals, depicting fantasy worlds as if they are living cultures. In the film, Muñe and the southern family don’t connect until they eat bugs together.