Mexican CATFISH Opens in NYC and LA [Updated]


Los insólitos peces gato / The Amazing Catfish (pictured) the acclaimed debut feature by Mexican director Claudia Sainte-Luce will have a theatrical run both in New York City and Los Angeles this June by the hand of distribution company Strand Releasing.

The film opens on Friday, June 13 at the Village East Cinema in Manhattan, and a week later, on Friday, June 20 at the Laemmle's Noho 7 and Playhouse 7 in Los Angeles.

Starring Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala and Sonia Franco, The Amazing Catfish is a heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha’s children.

Since its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival last summer, the film has won numerous awards including Best Film at the Baja Interntational Film Festival, the International Critics' Award at Toronto, and the Junior Jury Award at Locarno International Film Festival.

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