Agatha (feature) + Short Films
Agatha is a tale of guilt, regret, terror, and consequences, with a dash of experimental animation thrown in for good measure! Q&A with director Roland Becerra follows. A selection of short films will play before Agatha.
The Maddening Walls
Inspired by the works of H.P Lovecraft, a suicidal man recounts the day that broke him through a letter, detailing his life as a missing persons investigator and the case he was following to Wales. Expecting to find a missing girl, he soon realizes how far he fell into the rabbit hole; with murders, cults, and a cosmic entity.
Rober is convinced that with enough concentration and faith it is possible to move things without touching them. Julie, incredulous, decides to follow the game. They focus their eyes on a cell phone on the table. They breathe deeply...
Hoping to find a cure to his sickness, "The Professor" follows Agatha on a strange and risky journey into a forgotten but not entirely deserted urban wasteland.
This film took 10 years to complete, and we are thrilled that the filmmakers are joining us!
Roland Becerra grew up in Miami’s “Little Havana”, where he witnessed the process of recreating Cuban culture in a new homeland through stories, art, and music. This deeply impacted his path toward becoming an artist. He earned an MFA from Yale University and has exhibited his work throughout the east coast. His first animated short “Dear Beautiful” premiered at Sundance in 2009. Roland spent the last decade making “Agatha” into a feature-length animated film and currently into a graphic novel. He is also a Professor of Art and Animation at Boise State University.