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Mariposa: A film by Betty Marisol García

Mariposa is a character-based drama about friendship, redemption and personal freedom. Framed within the richly cultural and diverse neighborhood of Washington Heights, it tells the story of two apparently very different women from the same community.  Mari, a young single mother just out of prison, finds herself fighting for the custody of her daughter. Penniless and alone and in a desperate need for employment, she resigns herself to caring for Gloria, a lonely and difficult elderly widow, Gloria a retired ballroom dancer has a hard time letting go of her husband and long time dancing partner. She also struggles with severe physical and emotional symptoms of old age.  Out of Mari's and Gloria's isolation and grief emerges an unlikely and complex friendship, which inspires Mari to embark on a passionate quest for her own personal freedom.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts