“Vida” is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and surprising truth about their mother’s identity.

The screening will be followed by an extended Q&A moderated by Fawzia Mirza. Showrunner and Exec Producer Tanya Saracho along with cast members Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, and Maria Elena Laas to appear.

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Alonso Ruizpalacios

So Yong Kim




Showrunner: Tanya Saracho
Directors: Alonso Ruizpalacios, So Yong Kim
Executive Producer: Tanya Saracho, Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub and Stephanie Langhoff
Producer: Chrisann Verges
Screenwriter: Tanya Saracho, Santa Sierra
Cinematographer: Carmen Cabana
Principal Cast: Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, Maria Elena Laas


Publicity Contact
Yani Chang
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama, Family, LGBTQ
Screening Section: Episodic
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 90:00 mins