Rich Kids

Directed by: Laura Somers
Written By: Laura Somers & David Saldaña
Cast: Gerardo Velasquez, Justin Rodriguez, Michelle Magallon, Ulysses Montoya, Alessandra Mañon, Naöme Antoinette

USA, 97 minutes
 

Grayslake Campus
Saturday, September 7
11:20 am

Waukegan Campus
Saturday, September 7
1:35 pm
Sunday, September 8
3:40 pm

Matías is a bright teenager whose family struggles with harsh financial troubles. When he discovers “Los Ricos”, a wealthy family, are out of town, Matías breaks into their mansion where he and his friends spend an afternoon basking in the good life. The party is soon disrupted when a trouble-making relative shows up uninvited. Loyalties are then pushed to the breaking point as Matías’s desire for power in the house rises.

At it’s heart, Rich Kids is about a young man’s transformation from the person he thinks he’s supposed to be into the person he really is, as he comes to terms with the realities and consequences of living a community ravaged by the wealth gap and income inequality.

Festivals & Awards:

Phoenix Film Festival
Portland Film Festival
Durango Independent Film Festival
Cinequest Film Festival

preceded by:

Pozole
Directed By: Jessica Mendez Siqueiros
Written By: Jessica Mendez Siqueiros
Cast: Ana Isbel Dow, Monica Sanchez, Mike Salazar, Peter Quintana, Jessica Hinojos
 
La gringa killed her Nana.
USA, 10 minutes
Festivals: Sedona, Phoenix, Oxford, Cinequest, Seattle