No data plan (DCP, 70min, Color, 2018)

Winner Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 Art Award
Winner San Diego Asian Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award

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A voiceless narrator rehashes details about his mother’s affair as he crosses America by train. “Mama has two phone numbers. We do not talk about immigration on her Obama phone. For that we use the other number with no data plan.” The linear train ride moving from Los Angeles to New York diverges into unruly directions of consciousness. A multiplicity of voices share thoughts, dreams and histories evoking images far away from the enclosed spaces of this trains interior. While capturing these landscapes and interiors through his lens, the moving images evidently illustrate an undocumented subjectivity, a site of precarious movement, migration and fugitivism in America.

Screenings/Exhibition History

2019: International Film Festival Rotterdam Bright Future Competition (World Premiere)
2019: True/False Festival (US Premiere)
2019: Film Society of Lincoln Center, Art of the Real (NYC Premiere)
2019: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (West Coast Premiere)
2019: Flaherty Seminar
2019: Sheffield Doc/Fest, Art Award Winner (UK Premiere)
2019: Open City Documentary Festival
2019: Hamburg International Documentary Film Festival
2019: Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Asia Premiere)
2019: QCinema International Film Festival
2019: San Diego Asian Film Festival
2019: Moscow International Film Festival at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
2019: Tulum International Film Festival

"No Data Plan is a story for our times. More importantly, it’s a snapshot of a way of life that’s already become commonplace for untold numbers of people in the U.S. and worldwide. It shines a light on an everyday struggle otherwise left in darkness, one which flashes by as quickly as the changing countryside past the windows of the train." Vague Visages

“Revereza reimagines the cinematic iconography of the train accordingly, turning away from any association with speed or romance—familiar from the Lumières to Keaton, Hitchcock to Ophüls—to forge a portrait of passenger railways fit for the 21st century. Dwelling in the liminal space between departure and arrival, he recasts the train journey as a durational experience of worn bodies and impersonal” —Erika Balson Cinema Scope

“It is as though only the mercurial, jagged line can gesture to the constant flux of the filmmaker's existence: his travel, the movement of the non-circumscribed but spatially stifled body. Yet these trajectories, however indirect, provide a line of flight into honesty outside such borders... No Data Plan makes visible the stories and invisible labor of the immigrant, the female, and the female migrant— of being, and becoming migrant. The film configures the figure of the maid or nanny, her reproductive and affective labor made embodied, beyond that of Revereza's own boundedness. Imperfect memories flow over static, scratched and scarred surfaces, and transiently flit across public screens separating the non-place of the train from the space of collective memory." - Ritika Biwas Filmatique

Press kit

For festival inquiries email miko.revereza@gmail

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