I’m No Longer Here
2020 Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection
Film Release Date: May 27, 2020
Written & Directed by: Fernando Frías de la Parra
Produced by: Alberto Muffelmann, Fernando Frías de la Parra, Gerry Kim, Gerardo Gatica
Cast: Juan Daniel García “Derek,” Coral Puente, Leonardo Garza, Luis Leonardo Zapata “Leillo,” Fanny Tovar, Yocelin Coronado, Deyanira Coronado, Yahir Alday, Tania Alvarado, Jonathan Espinoza, Yesica Abigail Silva Ríos, Angelina Chen, Adriana Arbelaes
Logline: In the mountains of Monterrey, Mexico, a young street gang calling themselves “Los Terkos” spends their days listening to slowed-down cumbia and attending dance parties. After a mix-up with a local cartel, their leader, Ulises Samperio, is forced to migrate to Jackson Heights, Queens, where he quickly finds himself wanting to return home.
Synopsis: In the mountains of Monterrey, Mexico, a small street gang named “Los Terkos” spend their days listening to slowed down cumbia music and attending dance parties, showing off their outfits, hairstyles and gang alliances. Ulises Samperio (17), the leader of Los Terkos, tries to protect his friends from the nefarious elements of a quickly evolving drug/political war, but after a misunderstanding with a local cartel, he is forced to leave for Jackson Heights, Queens, a diverse immigrant community in New York City. Ulises tries to assimilate, but when he learns that his gang and the whole Kolombia culture is under threat, he questions his place in America and longs to return home.
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