Director: Isabel Sandoval
Cast: Isabel Sandoval (“Señorita”) – Olivia
Ivory Aquino (“When We Rise,” “When They See Us”) – Trixie
Synopsis: An undocumented trans woman (Isabel Sandoval) becomes romantically involved with a Russian-Jewish slaughterhouse worker (Eamon Farren, “The Witcher”) in Coney Island.
Why Open: Acquired by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY, LINGUA FRANCA made history at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival Venice Days program as the first film directed and starring an openly trans woman of color to screen in competition.