Directed by Matías Piñeiro (Argentina/USA, 2016, 87 min.). English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Camila (Agustina Muñoz, The Princess of France), a young Argentine theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York for an artist residency to work on a new Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Upon her arrival, she quickly realizes that her work isn’t compensating for the loss of her friends and the lover she left behind. When she begins to receive a series of mysterious postcards from Danièle (Mati Diop, Claire Denis’s 35 Shots of Rum), a former participant in the same residency, Camila second-guesses her artistic endeavors and begins to seek answers about her past. Hermia & Helena mingles actors from Matías Piñeiro’s Buenos Aires repertory with stalwarts of New York’s independent film scene (Keith Poulson, Dustin Guy Defa, Dan Sallitt). It is a film of dead ends and new beginnings, navigating amorous detours across hemispheres and languages, in which the words of Shakespeare clash with the entanglements of modern, digital life.

“Casual and sure-handed … about as good a combination as artistry, in any medium, has to offer.” – Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe

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Hermia & Helena
Saturday, September 2, 2017
3:30 pm5:05 pm

Directed by Matías Piñeiro (Argentina/USA, 2016, 87 min.). In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

film still hermia and helena

Film

Hermia & Helena
Sunday, September 3, 2017
3:30 pm5:05 pm

Directed by Matías Piñeiro (Argentina/USA, 2016, 87 min.). In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

film still hermia and helena

Film

Hermia & Helena
Friday, September 15, 2017
4:30 pm6:05 pm

Directed by Matías Piñeiro (Argentina/USA, 2016, 87 min.). In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

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Film

Hermia & Helena
Saturday, September 16, 2017
3:30 pm5:05 pm

Directed by Matías Piñeiro (Argentina/USA, 2016, 87 min.). In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

film still hermia and helena

Film

Hermia & Helena
Sunday, September 17, 2017
11:30 am1:05 pm

Directed by Matías Piñeiro (Argentina/USA, 2016, 87 min.). In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

film still hermia and helena

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Hermia & Helena
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00 pm7:35 pm

Directed by Matías Piñeiro (Argentina/USA, 2016, 87 min.). In English and Spanish with English subtitles.


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