WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE SHORT CALABAZA
|Saturday, June 4, 2022||TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 4||9:30 PM PDT||BUY TICKETS|
|Sunday, June 5, 2022||VIRTUAL Screening||All Day||BUY TICKETS|
Directed by Juliana Maité
Puerto Rico | 83 minutes | 2021
Attempting to silence the OCD voice in her head, Olivia escapes a family Christmas party to illegally acquire pills through the town's pharma-dealer, David. Trapped in his house by a tropical storm, the two strangers start to develop an unexpected human connection that results in another type of medicine she wasn't expecting.
After an OCD attack in which she riguriouly cleans her teeth to the point of almost tearing out a tooth, Olivia agrees to pick-up the pills in David's house. Even though Olivia finally has her pills, she's mysteriously attracted to David, who she finds out eventually needs more mental help than herself. Between a jealous interruption by Jessica and another by David's father, who finds out his son has been stealing from his pharmacy, Olivia and David start to unveil their true selves while a massive rainstorm roars outside. Eventually Olivia has the courage to confess the shameful event that plummeted her mind into her condition. Two strangers become each other's medicine during a Christmas afternoon in a small mountain town in Puerto Rico.
Her short film "Agón" (2012) won Best Short Film in the XXIV San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Week in Spain. In 2018, HBO bought her dark comedy short film "Preach," eventually developing this story as her first feature film Almost There (2019). Her second feature film, Without Prescription (2022), an intimate drama about mental health and human connections, premiered in SXSW 2022 and won the Audience Award for the Global Category.
|Type of Film||Feature|
|Country of Origin||Puerto Rico|
|Year Film Was Completed||2021|
|Social media Handles||@recetanoincluida|
|Written by||Marietere Vélez|
|Edited by||Carlos Aponte|
|Music by||Ismael Cancel|
|Main Cast||Marietere Vélez, Gabriel Leyva|