June 1, 2019
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 4 hours
University of the Arts: Terra Hall, 211 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Join the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) for the screening of two films exploring queer identity in Latin America.José
- 2:15 PM Screening
José (19 years old) lives with his Mother (50s) in Guatemala City - a typical lower-class existence in one of the world's most dangerous, religious, and impoverished countries. She never had a husband, and José is her youngest and favorite child. Her life is her church, and selling sandwiches at a bus stop. José spends his days on cramped buses and fighting traffic as he runs food to waiting drivers. Aloof and resigned to things as they are, he fills his free moments playing with his phone and random sex arranged on street corners and dating apps. When he meets Luis, a migrant from the rural Caribbean coast, they pursue an unexpected relationship and José is thrust into passion and pain and self-reflection that was previously unimaginable.
CHENG LI, DIRECTOR
SPANISH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES) 86 MINImpossible Me
- 4:00 PM Screening
Ariel is a young religious dressmaker who, after a failed sexual encounter, discovers a secret her family has tried to hide all of her life: she was born intersex but, after corrective surgery, raised as a girl.
COLOMBIA & VENEZUELA, 2018
PATRICIA ORTEGA, DIRECTOR
SPANISH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
Although the features are ticketed events, PHLAFF has a number of free offerings including all short films showcases. See the PHLAFF Film Guide
for more information.
Contact: Marangeli Mejia Rabell at firstname.lastname@example.org