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Miedo De Monos (Fear Of Monkeys)

Michael Arcos
Running Time:5:34 minutes
Event Date(s)
7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, November 7
Station Main
4:15 PM EST
Saturday, November 10

Producer: Jason Fitzroy Jeffers

My father told me a story about why he is afraid of monkeys, dating back to 1958.

Screening with: Agave – The Spirit of a Nation


Michael Arcos, raised in Miami, FL, began his film career editing on VHS and has been working in film and video for over a decade.

His films have screened at: Calgary Underground Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, Maryland International Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Lisbon International Film Festival, Borscht Film Festival and others.

Arcos wrote, directed, edited and created the sound design for his narrative short Dream Throat. He was commissioned to create live performance installations for site-specific screenings of this film at the Cucalorus Film Festival 2015 and The Standard Hotel in New York City in 2016. In 2017 Dream Throat won best Underground short film at the Lisbon International Film Festival.

Arcos currently lives and works in New Orleans where he formed Dream Throat Productions and then Ex-Den Films. He continues to focus on creating new work through film, sound design and animation.