by Amalia Ulman. 2021. 82 min.
Inspired by real-life mother-daughter con-artists, Amalia Ulman’s debut feature El Planeta is the story of a broke duo who pretend to be wealthy to scam their way out of paying for things. Ulman is a seasoned persona shifter whose multidisciplinary art pieces often deal with ideas of performance and identity—El Planeta is no exception. Ulman stars in the film alongside her actual mother, Alejandra Ulman in a dryly comedic yet refreshingly honest portrait of class and poverty.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
RFF also thanks Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Park Service for hosting us in Fort Tilden.
RFF is proud to be sponsored by Blundstone®, Istic Illic Pictures, and NYC Ferry. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by FRANC.