|Saturday, June 4, 2022
|TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 3
|1:45 PM PDT
|Sunday, June 5, 2022
Perfume de Gardenias
Directed by Macha Colón
Puerto Rico, Colombia | 97 minutes | 2021
A dramatic dark comedy smeared with Caribbean grease.
Gisela Rosario Ramos is Macha Colón, an un-disciplined artist currently based in Puerto Rico. She's a writer, producer, director, editor, performer, and cultural events producer. Her work includes short documentaries "Ruby's Son," and "Love Letter to an Iconess."
She studied Black and Puerto Rican Studies and Film and Media Studies at Hunter College in New York City, where she also worked as a documentary editor and was part of Eduardo Alegria's performance shows in PS 122. Upon returning to Puerto Rico, she worked as Artistic and Programming Director at Casa de Cultura Ruth Hernández, organizing cultural events while continuing to edit and direct films.
She's an Art Matters Foundation and NALAC grantee and received the first Resiliency Award through the Arts from the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in Chicago. She recently received the United States Artist Fellowship, the Puerto Rican Artist Initiative from Northwestern University and Firelight Media's William Greaves Fund for mid-career filmmakers for the development of her next documentary. Perfume de Gardenias is her first feature film.
|Type of Film
|Country of Origin
|Puerto Rico, Colombia
|Year Film Was Completed
|Social media Handles
|Juan Soto Taborda
|Luz María Rondón, Sharon Riley, Katira María, Carmen Nydia Velázquez, Flor Joglar de Gracia, Milagros Ortíz, Abner Rivera