37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Happy New Year Tijuana

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When Chicano studies professor Alejandro Serna misses his flight to his hometown of Léon, Mexico, he finds himself stranded alone in Tijuana on New Year’s Eve. On a walk through the town, he runs into one of his former students, Ana, who invites him to spend the night in the company of her friends. The celebration leads to a flood of emotions for Serna, some turbulent, as he comes to term with how chance and luck can shape his future. As the night progresses, Serna is forced to grapple with his inner conflicts of identity, romance, and fate. Introduction by Keara Goin (UVA)


Sunday, November 4


6:30 PM


Violet Crown 6 & 7

Film Info

Director: Andrew van Baal.

Runtime: 75 min.

Year: 2018

Country: Mexico/USA

Language: Spanish

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Luis Deveze, Alejandro Edda, Kristine Veta, Anneris Mercedes, Dulce Vázquez Mendoza, Myrna Correa.