Cachada: The Opportunity

1 Hr. 31 Min.

Screening Format: DCP

Director Marlén Viñayo in attendance for 10/28 screening!

Five Salvadoran single mothers join forces to form a theater company in this observational documentary. As they begin to tell their personal stories they are forced to face past traumas and cycles of multigenerational abuse, and seek healing through their collective performances. This raw, moving documentary examines the healing powers of art and community, and the strength required to face your past in order to create a better future.


"The five women at the center of director Marlén Viñayo's jovial, yet emotionally-heavy film offer poignant and unthinkable memories in one of the best documentaries of SXSW 2019." - 812filmreviews

Community Partners: Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, UMOS, UWM Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Core El Centro


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures and Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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