15: A QUINCEANERA STORY Available on HBO Beginning Today
15: A QUINCEAÑERA STORY will be available on HBO and HBO Latino beginning Tuesday, December 19th. The film is directed by Thalía Sodi and Matthew O'Neill, created by Tommy Mottola and Thalía Sodi and executive produced by Tommy Mottola and Sheila Nevins. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
Synopsis: 15: A Quinceañera Story is a series of four short films chronicling five young American Latinas as they and their families prepare for the "quinceañera" celebration of their fifteenth birthdays while navigating the complexities of coming-of-age in today's society.
Zoey (Dec 19), a trans girl whose quinceañera aims to celebrate the trans-madrinas (godmothers) who were never able to have one themselves; Rosi (Dec 20), a Cuban-Guatemalan American who combines all three of her cultures for a quinceañera celebration in Havana; Ashley (Dec 21), an amateur boxer from LA who must navigate the pressures her family feels due to their immigration status as she plans her quinceañera and prepares for her first big boxing match; and finally Jackie and Nina (Dec 22), two best friends who celebrate their Mexican heritage-and joint-quinceañera-through the traditional Mexican horse dancing display of escaramuza.