Members-Only Screening: Mountains


Members-Only Screening: Mountains

Arts Circle and Film Lover Members, you and a guest are invited to join us for a theatrical screening of Mountains, followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director Monica Sorelle, writer/producer Robert Colom and actor Atibon Nazaire, moderated by Dea Vazquez (Associate Director of Fiction Programs, Film Independent).

Beverages will be served prior to the screening, starting at 7:00 pm PT.

Robert Colom is a Film Independent Fellow who took part in our Producing Lab in 2022.

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While looking for a new home for his family, a Haitian demolition worker is faced with the realities of redevelopment as he is tasked with dismantling his rapidly gentrifying Miami neighborhood.

Mountains was an official selection of the Tribeca Festival (World Premiere; Winner, Special Jury Mention – Best US Narrative), BlackStar Film Festival (Winner, Audience Award – Best Narrative Feature), Toronto International Film Festival (Int’l. Premiere, Centrepiece), Charlotte Film Festival (Winner, Jury Award – Best Narrative Feature; Winner, Best Ensemble Cast), New Hampshire Film Festival (Winner, Grand Jury Award – Narrative), Mill Valley Film Festival, CinéMartinique, FilmColumbia, IndieMemphis, New Orleans Film Festival, Black Harvest Film Festival, American Film Festival Poland and Film Fest Knox.

Premiering at AFI Fest on Friday, October 27.

2023, 95 minutes, color | Directed by Monica Sorelle | Written by Robert Colom | Starring Atibon Nazaire, Sheila Anozier, Chris Renois| Produced by Robert Colom | Executive Produced by Rhianon Jones, Tristan Scott-Behrends, Andi Matichak, Emma Thorne, Gillian Williams, Adrienne Becker

Registration Information

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Arts Circle and Film Lover Members can register for this event starting at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 18. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.


On the day of the event, registered Members may pick up tickets as early as one hour prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may not enter the venue without the Member who registered them present. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.

Masks are recommended, but not required. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor public health guidance.

Complimentary parking provided with validation. Garage entrance on Masselin.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. Limit one registration per Membership, per event.

Members are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.