'In the third episode of our “Short Cuts” video series, Aldarondo opens up about how emotionally tough it was to uncover family secrets and confront her own mother with information she’s avoided thinking about for decades.'


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 [...] and will have its national broadcast premiere on POV in 2017 on PBS.


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.'


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.'