Equality California Sponsors Latin@ Queer Film Festival

July 17, 2013 By Jesse Melgar
Saturday, July 13 at the Los Angeles Theater

Saturday, July 13 at the Los Angeles Theater

Equality California is a proud community sponsor of the first annual Latin@ Queer Film Festival‘s pre-festival Showcase taking place in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 21 at the Los Angeles Film School Theater. The pre-festival Showcase will feature films made exclusively by LGBTQ, Latin@, Chican@ filmmakers.

In honor of the festival’s inauguration in Los Angeles, the theme this year will center on stories set in the cosmopolitan and cultural epicenter.

The pre-festival Showcase will take place on Sunday, July 21, at the Los Angeles Film School Theater located at 6363 Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood, CA. As the genesis of the LQFF showcase occurred in Los Angeles, all the films selected present queer Latina/o perspectives from the City of Angels. These films will be entered to compete with other entries from around the world in the December Latin@ Queer Film Festival.

Tickets are on sale now for $10 each and can be purchased at lqfilmfestival.eventbrite.com/ or at the door with a credit card.

Attendees will receive a $1 ticket discount if they mention Equality California.

The following organizations are also community sponsors: Latino Equality Alliance, Bienestar, Alta Med, APLA, Mr. Leather LA, API Equality, Gender Justice LA, Trans Latina Coalition, Qulture.org, Corral Consulting, Metropolitan Community Church, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, GLAAD, Brown and Out, Colors and the Los Angeles Latino Theater Company.

The films selected for the 2013 Queer Latin@ Film Showcase on July 21 are:

  • “Wildness” by Wu Tsang
  • “You’re Dead to me” by Adelina Anthony and Wu Tsang
  • “LA Queer History” by Gregory Davila
  • “Inspired: The Voices against Prop 8” by Charlie Gage
  • The Honor 41 Project by Alberto Mendoza
  • “The Rookie and the Runner” by Augie Robles
  • “Rad Queers: Payasos L.A.” by Graham Kolbeins
  • “Kiss Me” by Jules Nurish
  • “El Abuelo” by Dino Dinco
  • “Sin Vergüenza” by Alta Med
  • “Mosquita y Mari” by Aurora Guerrero
  • “The Baby Cries” by Mario J Novoa
  • “Gay Latino LA: Coming of Age” by Jonathan Menendez.

For more information regarding LQFF (Latin@ Queer Film Festival) and the screenings please visit: http://lqaff.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/LQfilmfestival.

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