Los Angeles LGBT Center Announces Film, Art, and Performance Lineup for 6th Annual CineArte Latinx Queer Festival, August 2-3 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center Announces Film, Art, and Performance Lineup for 6th Annual CineArte Latinx Queer Festival, August 2-3

July 18, 2019
Contact: Gil Diaz

The Los Angeles LGBT Center presents CineArte, the 6th annual arts festival of the queer Latinx community on Friday and Saturday, August 2-3, 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 2019 program includes two short films programs, digital media, art installations, and musical performances that represent the intersections and complexities of Latina/o queerness through arts and culture. The two-day celebration will include red carpet events, receptions, music, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers and featured cast members.

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

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

The 6th annual Latinx queer festival showcases the stories of LGBTQ, two-spirit, Latinx, Chicanx, and indigenous identities through films and visual art.

Friday-Saturday, August 2-3

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

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

Early Bird Festival Pass: $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.


Liberación: From Volcanoes to Hope
Curator: Salvies Who Lunch
Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 7-10 p.m.

Our exhibit is inspired by those stories told by our grandmothers and parents who left their homes in El Salvador in hopes for a better future. Liberación: From Volcanoes to Hope is a call to all Salvadorian visual artists to bring to life their stories of LGBTQ, personal experiences, generational, sex, and gender on canvas, photo, and mixed media.

The exhibit will be open until September 21, 2019, and features the following artists: Lilliana Castro, Valerie Cienfuegos, Isabel Erroa, Carlos Funes, Khris Garay, Jose Oscar Gonzalez, Jasmin Iraheta, Steven Moises Hernandez, Kiara Machado, Rachel Renderos, Carlos Rogel, Jennafer Viera.

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

Performances begin at 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Armando Ibañez ∙ LillyFlor y Los Compas ∙ DJ Sizzle



1-2:30 p.m.
Run time: 76 min.
(Donation based families encouraged to attend)

GOLD STAR (USA, 13 min., English)
Director: Karla Legaspy
A young daughter dedicates a love song to a female teacher. A mother must face her biases.

Director: Miguel Angel Caballero
When his ex-boyfriend, Sam, shows up on his doorstep a year after separating, Anthony weighs the impact it will have on his life and young daughter, Luna.

HOW TO BE A TRANS ALLY (USA, 3 min., English)
Director: Matt Kresling
Written and performed by Emotions The Poet

GUARDING SANTOS (USA, 10 min., English/Spanish)
Director: Adelina Anthony
A Mexican-American child rebels against gender norms, forcing her traditional parents to make a choice about how to raise her.

Director: Daniel Eduvijes Carrera
A migrant family in a state of mourning unleashes fiery mystical powers.

LA SERENATA (USA, 12 min., English)
Director: Adelina Anthony
Mexican-American parents struggle with their beloved musical tradition when their son requests a love song for another boy.


3-4:30 p.m.

LA SAD BOY (USA, 13 min., English)
Director: Edwin Alexis Gomez
An aspiring Puerto Rican actor must ask himself: When the world typecasts you, who will you choose to be?

PENANCE (USA, 4 min., English)
Director: Kayden Phoenix
Latinnials usurp their conversion therapy and take their justice.

FORTALEZA (World Premiere, USA, 4 min., English)
Director: Christopher Becerra
Christopher takes us on a journey through their healing from a romantic betrayal and finding their true self.

PAISA (USA, 8 min., English)
Directors: Graham Kolbeins and Dorian Wood
An immersive fever dream that celebrates the beauty of queer brown sensuality, body positivity, and individuality.

TO BE WITH YOU (USA, 20 min., English)
Director: Elliott Feliciano

JOVAN WOLF AT G.A.R.R.A.S. (World Premiere, USA 2 min., English)
Director: Jovan Wolf

ODE TO PABLO (USA 12 min., English)
Director: Adelina Anthony
A young, queer deaf man holds his ground against the neighborhood boys on the basketball court.

SUICIDRAG (Mexico, 10 min., Spanish)
Director: Andrea Perez Su


5-5:15 p.m.
UN NUEVO SOL (World Premiere, USA, 14 min., Spanish with English subtitles)
Co-directors: Aurora Guerrero (Mosquita Y Mari), Armando Ibañez (Undocumented Tales), Nancy Meza, and Wil Prada
The film follows Manuel, Gaspar, and Tomas as they take a trip to Mt. Shasta, California, to see the 2017 total solar eclipse. While traveling, they share their past, present, and future dreams, and it was all captured by our documentary filmmakers.

5:30-6:30 p.m.
LA CHUNTA (Mexico, 60 min., Spanish with English subtitles)
Director: Genevieve Roudané
In a small town in Mexico, once a year, men transform into women and become the Chuntá. Follow two gender‐bending gangs of dancers as they face off in a struggle between queer identity and powerful traditions.


5:30-6:30 p.m.
To apply for media credentials, contact Gil Diaz at [email protected]

7 p.m.
WERK OF ART (USA 70 min., English)
Director by Abel Soto
An insider’s look into the world of drag, as we follow three performers who form a strong bond as they navigate their way through the LA drag scene.

8:30 p.m.
For the latest updates on film programming, visit cineartela.org.

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