credit: Brennan Vance
Documentary Feature Competition presented by ACE91
You Were My First Boyfriend
What if you could rewrite your adolescence? In this high school reunion movie turned inside out, filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo embarks on a fantastical quest to reconcile her tortured teen years. She ‘goes back’ in more ways than one, tracking down old foes and friends while also reenacting visceral memories of youthful humiliation and desire.
Oscillating between present and past, hallucination and reality, "You Were My First Boyfriend" is a hybrid documentary that explores the power of adolescent fantasy, the subtle violence of cultural assimilation, and the fun house mirror of time’s passage. Perhaps we will all learn something about growing older and making peace with what haunts us.
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Cecilia Aldarondo, Sarah Enid Hagey
Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Sara Rodriguez
Ines Hofmann Kanna, Cecilia Aldarondo
Brennan Vance, J. Bennett
Shannon Kennedy, Sarah Enid Hagey
Sarah Enid Hagey, Shannon Kennedy
Animations by: Lucy Munger, Assistant Director: Jane Chase Wells, Assistant Camera: Amaury Rodriguez, Costume Designer: Angela Barrow
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Ines Hofmann Kanna