El Abuelo (2010) Short Film

Watch the short film El Abuelo, which screened at SXSW 2010.

Shot on location in San Antonio, Texas, El Abuelo is an intimate portrait of local educator and poet, Joe Jimenez.

Through the meditative process of ironing his clothes (a duty often identified as “women’s work”), we experience Joe in that familiar goal of finding the perfect crease. Of all domestic chores, ironing is the only one a “homeboy” is more than happy to master, as masterful ironing is the key to reaching an appearance of perfection; perfect creases work hand in hand with the power of attraction.

In voiceover, Joe reads the lines from his poem “El Abuelo,” as we learn the potency these perfect creases possess in capturing the attention of his “first vato” – his first love of another man.

Duration
3 min 32 sec

Views
5,852

Posted On
March 03, 2010
Director
Dino Dinco

Writer
Dino Dinco

Studio
Independent

Release
March 15, 2010
Cast
Joe Jimenez
Trailer Tracks
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