El Abuelo Solarmovie

El Abuelo (2008)

Shot on location in San Antonio, Texas, El Abuelo is an intimate portrait of local educator and poet, Joe Jimenez. Through the meditative process of ironing his clothes (a duty often identified as "women's work"), we experience Joe in that familiar goal of finding the perfect crease. Of all domestic chores, ironing is the only one a "homeboy" is more than happy to master, as masterful ironing is the key to reaching an appearance of perfection; perfect creases work hand in hand with the power of attraction. In voiceover, Joe reads the lines from his poem "El Abuelo," as we learn the potency these perfect creases possess in capturing the attention of his "first vato" -- his first love of another man.

El Abuelo Solarmovie
Release Date: 2008-05-10
Status: Released
Run time: 4 min / 0:4
Production Country: United States of America


Joe Jimenez
as Himself


Directing Dino Dinco Director
Camera Christopher Blauvelt Director of Photography