Pacho Velez, USA 2021, 81’
Polish premiere
Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

What kind of love do New Yorkers seek? Do they dream of long-term relationships or one-night stands? What kind of partners do they need? What do they want to share with them? Are they looking for sex or true intimacy? The protagonists of the new film by Pacho Velez (The Reagan Show, 8th AFF) – along with the director – browse their favorite dating sites, including Tinder, OKCupid or Grindr, and share their thoughts on the images of potential partners, dream dates, and life relationships. From frivolous fantasies to memories of lost loves. Teenagers entering adulthood and adventurous oldies. Their confessions form an intimate story, full of emotions and humor, about the need for love and intimacy, which are stronger than ever in times of the pandemic and social distancing.

Jakub Demiańczuk


Sun Valley FF 2021 - Best Documentary Feature

Pacho Velez

Pacho Velez is an American director, producer, cinematographer and editor, creator of documentary films at the intersection of ethnography, politics and modern art. His films have screened at festivals in Berlin and Seattle, CPH: DOX and Tribeca. Manakamana, his film co-directed with Stephanie Spray, won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival (Filmmakers of the Present Competition). Searchers had its world premiere at this year's Sundance. 


2002 Occupation (doc.)

2003 Orphans of Mathare (doc.)

2010 Bastards of Utopia (doc.)

2013 Manakamana

2015 Dragstrip (doc. short)

2017 The Reagan Show (doc.)

2017 Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt (doc. short)

2017 The Starting Line (short)

2020 Amerykański sector / The American Sector (doc.)

2021 Poszukiwacze / Searchers  (doc.)

Cast & Crew

director Pacho Velez
screenplay Pacho Velez
cinematography Daniel Claridge, Martin DiCicco
editing Hannah Buck
music Danny Fox
producer Joe Poletto, Sam Roseme, Cathy Tankosic, Pacho Velez
production Asterlight
language English
coloration colour
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