YOU WERE MY FIRST BOYFRIEND (SXSW2023) – Review by Diane Carson

Introducing the world premiere of You Were My First Boyfriend at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, co-director/co-writer Cecilia Aldarondo said with a smile that she decided to attend her high school reunion so we would not have to. Going all in, co-director /co-writer Sarah Enid Hagey’s and Aldarondo’s hybrid documentary involves remembering and restaging events from Cecilia’s 1990s adolescence with a cast of teenage actors interacting with her now.

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