The Los Angeles LGBT Center is dedicated to showcasing the stories of the queer Latino community through film and visual art with its 5th annual CineArte Latinx Queer Festival. The three-day festival returns April 20, through April 22, at The Village Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood.
This year’s program includes three short films, a special screening of the first two episodes of the STARZ network original series Vida, digital media, art installations, and musical performances that represent the intersections and complexities of Latinx queerness through arts and culture. The event will include red carpet events, receptions, music, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers and featured cast members.
It all starts Friday, April 20, with Gallery Opening Reception of Paraísos, curated by Rubén Esparza, 7pm – 10pm. The exhibit will be open until June 8, 2018, and features the following artists: Laura Aguilar, Yukiko Avila, Tony De Carlo, Diego Eduardo, Natalie Franco, Jon Vaz Gar, Lorenzo Gomez, Roy Martinez a.k.a. Lambe Culo, Milos Mestas, Navi, Monica Orozco, Miguel Angel Reyes, Adam Morello Reyes, Angelo Alessandro Rodarte, Manuel Rodrigues a.k.a. Sad Boy, and Christopher Velasco. A program of artists’ videos will also be shown in the Advocate & Gochis Galleries throughout the festival. At 8:30 p.m., live Entertainment with Host Tonatiuh Elizarraraz and Performances by Xitlalic Guijosa Poeta, Marley Munroe Singer/Songwriter, and DJ Sizzle is bringing joy to her community by playing cumbia, hip hop, disco, and everything in between.
Individual Tickets are $10 for admission to films ($8 for seniors and students). A festival Pass is $30 for admission to all films and events ($25 for seniors and students). Early Bird Festival Pass are available for $25 for general public.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza is located at: 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
For the listing of the of film programming and updates, visit: cineartela.org.
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