A&E IndieFilms, Sundance Institute Announce First Recipients of Documentary Film Grants

A&E IndieFilms and Sundance Institute selected Cecilia Aldarondo for their inaugural “Brave Storytellers Award,” an honor that is intended to provide financial support for documentary filmmakers.

Interview with Cecilia Aldarondo

In the third episode of Remezcla’s “Short Cuts” video series, Aldarondo opens up about making Memories of a Penitent Heart.

POV Acquires U.S. Rights for Broadcast Premiere of 'Memories of a Penitent Heart' on PBS

POV (Point of View), American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Cecilia Aldarondo’s Memories of a Penitent Heart.

Tribeca Doc 'Memories of a Penitent Heart' Tenderly Examines a Lost Life

'Memories of a Penitent Heart may be, at 74 minutes, one of Tribeca 2016's shortest features, but this exceptional documentary is also one of its most profoundly affecting.'

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25 New Faces of Independent Film: Cecilia Aldarondo

'Aldarondo’s first-person documentary investigation covers a great deal of ground: the tensions of ethnic identity, Puerto Rican culture’s relationship (and frequent inability to tolerate) the LGBT spectrum, the history of AIDS and gay culture in the ’80s and a personal familial history intersecting with all of the above.'