HUMMINGBIRDS – Review by Cortland Jacoby

There’s a visual and emotional warmth that oozes out of Hummingbirds. Centering on Silvia Del Carmen Castaños and Estefanía “Beba” Contreras, the documentary follows the two friends around their Texas border town of Laredo. From its golden hues to the love and easiness between them, the film, produced and co-directed by Miguel Drake-McLaughlin, Diane Ng, Ana Rodriguez-Falcó, and Jillian Schlesinger, is a simple, yet captivating character study between platonic soulmates. Not every documentary has to be devastating or urgent. Some can be easy and just as wise as hanging out with an old friend. That’s the brilliance of Hummingbirds.

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