Son of Monarchs
Son of Monarchs, the second feature film by director Alexis Gambis
1:45pm - 3:45pm Doors at: 1:45pm
Catch Son of Monarchs and then enjoy an opportunity for discussion with Festival Screener Tony Ruffolo at The Mint. This is a social event for those who would like to take a deeper dive into the film they just saw and share their thoughts. There will be complimentary drinks and light food to heighten the experience.
Son of Monarchs, the second feature film by director Alexis Gambis, presents Mendel, played by up-and-coming actor Tenoch Huerta, as a young Mexican geneticist working in New York City. A family wake and then a wedding bring him back to his hometown, Angangueo, in the state of Michoacán in central Mexico, where for millennia, each winter the monarch butterfly has concluded its migrating destination. The winged creature, studied by Mendel in his laboratory, is a fitting symbol of his own destiny, which makes him fly across borders and assume different identities. His career as a scientist, though successful, does not seem to fulfill his yearning for meaning. His trips back home force him to face his childhood memories, traumas, and a family feud, in a plot that weaves his quest for self-discovery with family traditions, a new-found love, a spiritual awakening, and the facts of life.
The Vic Theatre & The Mint