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The Astronaut

Directed by Damian Apunte

7-year-old Aura loves everything space. She looks out her window, wishing she could escape the surrounding smog that’s causing her asthma. Aura’s vivid imagination keeps her spirit alive. Every Sunday, she dresses up like an astronaut and takes her abuelita to the lighthouse, in hopes that one day it’ll turn into a space shuttle. Today is the day Aura’s dreams come true: she becomes an astronaut.

Plays in

Narrative Shorts #3

With a focus on family–dysfunctional and all–this collection of narrative short films attempts to make amends for the past.

Dates & Times


The Independent Picture House

Sun, Oct 1
12:15 pm