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Caballerango (Horse Wrangler)  (2018)
USA, México - 61 minutes
Directed by: Juan Pablo González
Produced by: Makena Buchanan, Jamie Gonçalves, Ilana Coleman

In the Mexican village of Milpillas, a family remembers the last day they saw their youngest child, Nando, a lifelong horse wrangler. Exploring a rural community's daily rituals, Caballerango evokes the presence of those who have parted.




Jury Award - FICG Mejor Largometraje Producido en Jalisco (Best Feature-film Produced in Jalisco)

Special Jury Award - Dallas International Film Festival

2018 Screenings and Festival Selections:

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) - World Premiere
November  2018 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019 Screenings and Festival Selections:

Ambulante - Mexico Premiere
February 21 - May 16 - Veracruz (21-28 de febrero), Querétaro (28 de febrero-7 de marzo), Puebla (7-14 de marzo), Coahuila (14-21 de marzo), Jalisco (28 de marzo-4 de abril), Chihuahua (4-11 de abril), Oaxaca (11-18 de abril) y CDMX (2-16 de mayo)

Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM (FICUNAM)
February 28 - March 10, 2019 - Mexico City, MX

Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG)
March 2019 - Guadalajara, Mexico

True/False - US Premiere
February - March 2019 - Columbia, MO, USA

Ann Arbor Film Festival
April 2019 - Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Dallas International Film Festival
April 2019 - Dallas, TX, USA

Full Frame
April 2019 - Durham, NC, USA

May 2019 - Madrid, Spain

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
May 2019 - Boston, MA, USA

June 2019 - Brooklyn, NY, USA

Austin Film Society DocDays
May 2019 - Austin, TX, USA

Open City Docs London
September 2019 - London, UK

September 2019 - Los Angeles, CA

Camden International Film Festival
September 2019 - Camden, ME, USA

Grasshopper is distributing the film on educational markets and the EPK is available here.

Produced with support from:

The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program
National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
Austin Film Society (AFS)
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
DocMontevideo Rough-Cut-Lab
City of Austin Core Cultural Fund

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