Los Angeles LGBT Center Announces Film, Art, and Performance Lineup for 4th Annual CineArte Latinx Queer Festival, April 21-23 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center Announces Film, Art, and Performance Lineup for 4th Annual CineArte Latinx Queer Festival, April 21-23

The Los Angeles LGBT Center presents CineArte, the 4th annual arts festival of the queer Latinx community on Friday, April 21, through Sunday, April 23, at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza located at 1125 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood. CineArte is dedicated to showcasing the stories of LGBTQ, two-spirited, Latinx, Chicanx, and indigenous identities through film and visual art in a space that builds on their rich and diverse cultural history.

The 2017 program includes a short films program, feature length films, digital media, art installations, and musical performances that represent the intersections and complexities of Latinx queerness through arts and culture. The three-day celebration will include red carpet events, receptions, music, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers and featured cast members.

Films selected to screen at CineArte will be shown out of competition.

Food vendors and a bar will be on site during the entire festival.

WHAT:
CineArte
The 4th annual Latinx queer festival showcases the stories of LGBTQ, two-spirited, Latinx, Chicanx, and indigenous identities through films and visual art.

WHEN:
Friday-Sunday, April 21-23

WHERE:
Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

TICKETS:
Festival Pass:
$30 for admission to all films and events
$25 for seniors and students

Early Bird Festival Pass (Thru April 10):
$25 for general public
$20 for seniors and students

Individual Tickets:
$10 for admission to films
$8 for seniors and students

To purchase tickets, visit cineartela.org.

For the latest updates on film programming, visit cineartela.org.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

7-11 p.m.
GALLERY OPENING: HERE. THERE. EVERYWHERE.
Curator: Rubén Esparza
The exhibit will be open until June 16, 2017, and features the following artists: Laura Aguilar, Marcel Alcala, Maritza Amezcua, Enrique Castrejon, Diego Eduardo, Cleonette Harris a.k.a. Cle Torres, Carolina Hicks, Alex La Cruz, Roy Martinez a.k.a. Lambe Culo, Miguel Angel Reyes, Manuel Rodrigues a.k.a. Sad Boy, Joey Terrill, Rommy Torrico, and Luis Valencia.

In addition, a program of artists’ videos will be shown in the Advocate & Gochis Galleries throughout the festival.

8:30 p.m.
PREVIEW NIGHT FIESTA
Yosimar Reyes: Nationally acclaimed poet and performance artist
Jurni Rayne: Singer/musician
W!NK: Performance/dance artist
DJ Sizzle: Bringing joy to her community by playing cumbia, hip-hop, disco, and everything in between

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

2-4 p.m.
FAMILIA Y MAS Short Films Program Followed by Q&A

UNDOCUMENTED TALES
(14 minutes) Directed by Armando Ibanez
Fernando is a Mexican server who works in the city of Los Angeles. He is living with two secrets: he is an undocumented immigrant, and he is a closeted gay man. Not only is he is always lying to society about his legal status, but he must always lie to his family about his sexual orientation.

SOUTH BRONX DAD
(3 minutes)Directed by Kase Pena
A dad from South Bronx answers questions about the possibility of his kids being LGBTQ.

ENCUENTRO
(16 minutes) Directed by Florencia Manovil
Claudia’s night out with friends is disrupted by an encounter with the captivating Isabel.

IN THE PAINT
(8 minutes) Directed by Ashton Pina
Before entering the NBA draft, Kollin must make a life-changing decision.

MY PARENTS
(3 minutes) Directed by Natalie Camunas
In a docu-style short, a daughter asks her parents two questions.

MATEO
(8 minutes) Directed by Nancy Mejia
A short narrative about a Latino teen's struggle to find peace despite the war at home.

SWEET SPOT
(16 minutes) Directed by Kimberly Bautista
A diverse group of friends approach their 30s and realize that they’re no closer to traditional adulthood than when they were fresh out of high school.

6-7 p.m.
RED CARPET
To apply for media credentials, contact Gil Diaz at [email protected]; Gorge Villalpando at [email protected]; Luisa Crespo at [email protected]; or Jon Imparato at [email protected].

8 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT FEATURE FILM: BRUISING FOR BESOS
Writer/Director: Adelina Anthony; Executive Producers: Adelina Anthony and Marissa Becerra
A charismatic Xicana lesbian seduces an alluring Puerto Rican woman only to find herself recreating her tumultuous past.

Preceding the film: Singer/Songwriter Marlene Beltran Cuauhtin performs a song written especially for tonight’s feature.

Following the film: Q&A with the producers, writer, and cast


SUNDAY, APRIL 23

3-4:15 p.m.
GROWN Y [email protected] Short Films Program

CHERRY SODA
(12 minutes) Directed by Sherry Yiyang Shi
A young Latina lesbian makes the female version of Grindr in the hopes for love…or just lust.

SIDEKICKS
(11 minutes) Directed by Leann Bowen
Two sidekicks figure out their lives without a main character.

AFUERA
(14 minutes) Directed by Steven Liang
When an undocumented women is forced to resort to the sex trade to support herself, her boyfriend gives her an ultimatum with unintended consequences.

THE HOMO CHOLO
(4 minutes) Produced by Emering Us
Deadlee is a gay, mixed race Latino rapper living in a rapidly gentrifying area of L.A. He discusses the feeling of isolation he has in a gay community designed largely for white men, especially as gay bars for people of color close around his city.

GET THE LIFE
(8 minutes) Directed by Ozzy Villazon
A transgender teenager risks losing everything he loves in order to live courageously.

SKIN
(10 minutes) Directed by Dominic Colon
A comedy about love, letting go, and letting it all hang!

4:30-5 p.m.
RED CARPET
To apply for media credentials, contact Gil Diaz at [email protected]; Gorge Villalpando at [email protected]; Luisa Crespo at [email protected]; or Jon Imparato at [email protected].

5 p.m.
CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE FILM: STAR MAPS
(86 minutes) Directed by Miguel Arteta
20th Anniversary screening with actor Douglas Spain and writer/director Miguel Arteta
Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father’s boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood, Finally, one of his clients, a rich soap opera star, offers him a bit part in her show. Pepe tells Carlos that she is just using him and demands that he not see the woman any longer. Carlos defies his father and when his big day comes, he finds out the harsh realities of life are even harsher than he imagined.

7 p.m.
CLOSING NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
DJ Sizzle: Bringing joy to her community by playing cumbia, hip-hop, disco, and everything in between
Liana Cabrera: Musician and poet performing a Son Jarocho musical set

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