You Can Always Come Home

‘You Can Always Come Home’ is a short film that explores the domestic realm through the eyes of young children. It highlights themes such as celebration, ritual, family, and love through Black spatial occupation of the kitchen and front porch. Tangent to the film is a poem written by artists Reginald O’Neal and Arsimmer McCoy that furthers the investigation and liberation of Blackness in the architected environment.

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Image Caption: Featured image for ‘You Can Always Come Home’.

You Can Always Come Home (2021)

Short (6mins) Narrative


United States of America


All Ages


Juan Luis Matos


Thu 22 Sep 2022, 8.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

Caribbean Premiere

Juan Luis Matos

Juan Luis Matos

Juan Luis Matos is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker based in Miami. He studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany and received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is a member of Third Horizon film collective that hosts an annual film festival in Miami, and he is a 2020 + 2021 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award Winner. He is currently an artist in residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, FL. Juan is the top prize recipient for the 2022 Knight Foundation Made in MIA Award at Miami Film Festival for his film ‘You can always come home’.

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