• Madrid Film Festival FCM-PNR

    Audience Award for Best International Short
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival

  • Montclair Film Festival

  • San Francisco Latino Film Festival

  • New Fest New York’s LGBTQ Film Festival

  • Chicago Latino Film Festival

  • Dance Camera West Festival

  • Guanajuato International Film Festival

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Spanish with English subtitles

With Juan Medellín

Juan of the Witches honors 82-year-old Juan Medellín’s legacy as a founding member of Mexico City’s prestigious Ballet Folklórico de Amalia Hernández. An intimate portrait of a life richly lived and a testament to the power and the force of art, the film uses colorful hand-drawn animation to illustrate cherished memories from Medellin’s childhood and introduction to dance to his heyday with the Ballet from the 1960s to 1970s.

Inspired by the director’s first encounter with Medellín on the day of the September 19, 2017 earthquake, the film is also a humble love letter to Mexico through the eyes of a foreigner.

About the Director
Based in Mexico City and New York, Andrew Houchens is a team member of the Berlinale’s European Film Market and an Advisor for the DocsMX Documentary Festival in Mexico. He previously collaborated with such esteemed organizations as Tribeca Film Institute, Independent Filmmaker Project, and the Los Cabos Film Festival. The films he has produced have premiered in competition at SXSW and have been acquired by the Criterion Collection.