“Mariposa” is a poetic exploration on single motherhood through the words of contemporary poet Rachel Inez Marshall. Filled with vivid imagery — roaming closeups of bodies and faces, searching for light and texture — the film by Kristian Mercado Figueroa, is an ode to motherhood and fleeting moments of calm or strife, love or anger. Figueroa has a wonderful feel for the way sound and images come together, and he delivers poignancy with breathless splicing and impassioned voiceover. Figueroa also directed the music video for the stirring “Pa’lante” by Hurray for the Riff Raff, one of the best songs/vids of the last couple years. [Watch on YouTube]. (7 minutes). Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa. Poem by Rachel Inez Marshall. Editor Stephen Mlinarcik. Epilogue Editor Alejandro Medina. DP Kristian Mercado Figueroa. DP 16MM Carmelo Verla. DP Auxiliary Rudolf Costin. Story by Rachel Inex Marshall & Kristian Mercado Figueroa. Cast: Angela Del Sol Varela, Hailey Helena Hult, Eviny Padilla.