Shorts Program 2 includes 23 SEMANAS, A HISTORY OF SITTING ON WAITING ROOMS, CLINGING TO AIR, DANZONEROS, IN THE STATIC, NEGRA, YO SOY BELLA, STILL HERE and THIS ONE IS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD
|Friday, June 2, 2023||TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 6||8:30 PM PDT||BUY TICKETS|
A History of Sitting in Waiting Rooms (Or Whatever Longer Title You Prefer)
Directed by Lorena Russi
USA | 9 min | 2022
Coming of age story that follows an angsty, butch Latina navigating puberty with the help of her imaginary best friend, a civil war ghost.
A History of Sitting in Waiting Rooms (or Whatever Longer Title You Prefer) is the coming of age story you never knew you wanted. Meet Lorenita: a rambunctious six-year-old with six cavities. One for each of the letters in her name, no one can pronounce. Lorenita is a butch Latina fighting to find herself in the cacophony of Queens, NY in the 90s. With the help of her imaginary best friend, Boo, a civil war ghost, Lorenita will poorly navigate the drawn-out pains of puberty.
Lorena Russi is a Queer-Latinx professional soccer player turned comedy multi-hyphenate. Most recently, she optioned her original pilot "Nosotras" to Sony Pictures Television, is a writer/performer in CBS 2023 Showcase, and travels the festival circuit with her short funded by McDonald’s Latino filmmaker grant. In the past, Lorena has served as a writer for a Hulu series starring Queen Latifah & Jada Pinkett Smith, performer/writer on HBO's "Pause" with Sam Jay, director/head writer/host for various PBS shows, as well as writer for "The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert" digital team.
|Type of Film||Short|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Year Film Was Completed||2022|
|Social media Handles||@colonialmanface|
|Created by||Lorena Russi|
|Written by||Lorena Russi|
|Edited by||Carl Conway Maguire|
|Music by||Adrian Womack|
|Sound Design||Maia Macdonald|
|Art Direction||Amanda Binioris|
|Main Cast||Lorena Russi, Adam Jepsen, Michelleadonna , Savannah DesOrmeaux, Karina Milan, Sam Gonzalez|