Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who, for the past twenty years, has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories.Artist Bio
Sleep Dealer is a science fiction set in the not-too-distant future, in which a global, high speed network ties the world together. The story is set partly in Mexico, and partly in the United States, and takes place between three characters who inhabit very different spaces in this world: a migrant from Oaxaca, a soldier in California, and a writer based in the sprawling border city of Tijuana who ties them together.
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Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who, for the past twenty years, has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories. His first feature film, his Creative Capital Project, Sleep Dealer, a science-fiction feature set on the U.S./Mexico border, won multiple awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival, was screened as part of New Directors / New Films at the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center and had a commercial release in the U.S, France, Japan and other countries around the world. Rivera is a Sundance, Rockefeller and USA Artist Fellow, and was named one of Variety Magazine‘s “10 Directors to Watch.” His collaborations have included work with Manu Chao, Maria Hinojosa and La Santa Cecilia. Rivera studied at Hampshire College and lives in Los Angeles.
In 2021, Rivera received a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship.