Episodic Shorts Program includes ARROZ, LECHE Y POWERBALL!, ASTROPACKERS, BROWNSVILLE BRED, CHUCHI AND ADALIZ, ESMERALDA and STONED BREAKUPS: SHARI
|Saturday, June 3, 2023||TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 6||1:45 PM PDT||BUY TICKETS|
West Coast Premiere
Arroz, Leche y Powerball!
Directed by Mariana Serrano
USA | 19 min | 2022
A Miami story told through the eyes of a multi-generational family whose problematic nature, hope for togetherness and dreams of success culminate on the night they risk it all and play to win the grand-prize Powerball.
"Arroz, Leche y Powerball" is the pilot episode of the proposed series Livin' Con Los Cabo. It follows la Familia Cabo - a dysfunctional, multi-generational, Cuban American family whose problematic nature, hope for togetherness and dreams of success drive their struggles and triumphs. Over the course of a night, they decide to play the Powerball and take their chance at winning the grand-prize in hopes to better their lives. After overcoming unforeseen obstacles and dealing with their habitual family conflicts, they soon learn the real prize lies within them.
Mariana Serrano is a first generation Peruvian-American writer/director based in Miami, FL. Her primary focus is exploring the human condition as it pertains to connection while working from a female-focused lens, and by crafting complex characters that amplify underrepresented voices within her narratives.
|Film Title in English||Rice, Milk and Powerball!|
|Type of Film||Episodic|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Year Film Was Completed||2022|
|Social media Handles||@arrozlecheypowerball, @mah_ryah_nah, @markpulaski|
|Written by||Mariana Serrano|
|Cinematography||Alexandra Taupier De Pando|
|Edited by||Erick Alamo|
|Sound Design||Carlos Morales|
|Art Direction||Jessica Rosales|
|Main Cast||Vivian Ruiz, Carmen Pelaez, Alexander Arias, Natalie Cabo, Ernesto Miyares, René Granado, Roger Torres|