Born and raised in the mountains of Monterrey, Adolfo Cantù-Villareal (he/him/his) fell in love with cinema from a very young age, and shortly thereafter he felt a magnetic pull towards any and all cameras and their magical power for storytelling. He directed and shot The Darkest Hour- a documentary that exposed the inhumanity of the U.S. prison system. Last year he shot STACY, a feature film about how we choose to avoid honest conversations about sex, gender, and race in the U.S. He is currently developing a feature film with his brother Ivan. One of Adolfo’s biggest passions is to be involved in his community and to generate a positive impact through his creative work.
Part of Open Houses, Week 2: July 13-17.
We creatives are the true intersection of art and activism. Not only is our art progressive and pushing the boundaries of what’s accepted, our mere presence is radical. Showing up to work with Black and Brown bodies, unique gender identities, and the experiences of living a life of oppression is radical and revolutionary in and of itself. This series seeks to give a platform to those who deserve it, especially in this time of reimagining and evolution.
– JOOP JOOP Creative curator Fran Bittakis