Lucy is a studious high school junior who dreams of attending the Sadie Hawkins dance with Tomás, a classmate who keeps to himself and sits behind her in Spanish class. After devising a way to get his attention, the two strike up a flirtatious friendship, setting off a chain of events that inspire Lucy to finally take the leap -- but just when she thinks the hardest part is over, things take an unexpected, and rather mortifying, turn.
Director: Marcela Cantú Serrano
Texas Shorts Block
Filmmaker in attendance
Location: UTD A&H Performance Hall in building JO
Serrano is a writer-director based in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Mexico, she graduated from Boston University in 2016 with a degree in Film & Television and Gender Studies and has since worked in Los Angeles on feature films such as Newness (2017), Pursued (2018), and The Addams Family (2019). A lover of romantic comedies and coming-of-age films, Serrano brings "Ribbons" to the screen as an homage to both.