Clinton St. Theater presents LINGA FRANCA

Clinton St. Theater presents LINGA FRANCA

Showtimes

Sunday, Jun 27
7:00pm
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This story has never been told before, communicated in this way or created by such an astute and perceptive writer/director/actor like Isabel Sandoval.

Dwight Brown, National Newspaper Publishers Association

This film is haunting, and this film is upsetting, but it's hopeful in a way too. It's hopeful because it says here is this woman and despite the cruelty of the world, she's going to step forward into the next day with her entire self.

Drew Gregory, Autostraddle

A mesmerizing, often terrifying slice of social realism from a filmmaker in complete control of the world she's depicting.

Cassidy Olsen, Dig Boston

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LINGUA FRANCA
Director: 
Isabel Sandoval
Country: 
United States, Philippines
Year: 
2020
Runtime: 
89 minutes

Olivia (Isabel Sandoval), an undocumented Filipino transwoman, works as a caregiver to Olga (Lynn Cohen), an elderly Russian woman, in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. When Olivia runs out of options to attain legal status in the US, she becomes romantically involved with Alex (Eamon Farren), Olga's adult grandson, in the pursuit of a marriage-based green card.