El Dragón documentary premieres at Plaza Classic Film Festival
- August 1, 2017
- Posted by: Kn2s Productions
- Category: Film Fest, News
The documentary short, El Dragón, is officially selected to the 10th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival and will premiere under the Local Flavor showcase this Saturday, August 12th. El Dragón will screen, along with other short films that showcase stories from the border community of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, at El Paso downtown’s Plaza Theater. Producer and Director, Krisstian de Lara is enthusiastic to share the story of El Dragón which showcases the endurance and perseverance of the human spirit of the Mexican lower working class.
The Plaza Classic Film Festival is renowned for spotlighting classic cinema since 2008 and is now in it’s 10th year. The Plaza Classic is the world’s largest classic film festival, averaging attendance of 40,000 people a year, and has attracted a glittering array of celebrity guests, including Al Pacino and El Paso native Debbie Reynolds. The Local Flavor is the region’s largest showcase of independently made shorts, features, animated, and documentaries films and is generously sponsored by the Texas Film Commission.
Filmmaker and coordinator of the Local Flavor series, Carlos Corral, speaks exclusively in an online interview for Kn2s Productions about spotlighting stories and filmmakers from the border community in this festival, “While El Paso, TX is not known as a film production hub, there are a variety of filmmakers that come from the borderland that tell amazing stories. The Plaza Classic Film Festival serves as a venue for El Paso filmmakers to screen their stories that have a unique perspective, not only about their home, but also about their evolving identity.” Corral encourages filmmakers to tell stories that reflect themselves, “Filmmakers should always tell the stories of the border that have shaped their personal lives, no matter where they grew up. By telling a personal story, the filmmaker will pour all of their passion into communicating a story that an audience can connect with and love.”
De Lara states, during an official interview for El Dragón, what he learned from the man he was documenting, “El Dragón can teach us a very valuable lesson. He has been throwing fire for around 13 years, and almost died doing it, but still continues because he sees light at the end of the tunnel. There’s hope. So, that’s one of the biggest lessons I take from him, and that I hope audiences will connect with.” To watch the full interview click here.
El Dragón is a six minute documentary featuring Jorge, a fire breather who makes a living working on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, produced by Kn2s Productions.
Watch the official trailer below or click here.