Cine Gay 2012
Celebrating Seven Years of the Festival’s Cine Gay Showcase
presented by The San Ysidro Health Center
San Diego Latino Film Festival continues its mission to help correct the often distorted images seen on television and in movies by revealing LGBT lives through international film in the 7th annual Cine Gay Showcase. Challenging the historical exclusion of under-represented communities in the media, the festival takes advantage of the opportunity of this showcase to highlight experiences of gay life in different corners of the world, underlining the universal experience as well as the unique expressions of the Latin LGBT community.
2012 CINE GAY Films to be screened at SD LATINO FILM FESTIVAL include:
La Otra Familia (Mexico)
Opening Night - Thursday, March 8 @ 7:00 PM
Monday, March 12 @ 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 18 @ 7:30 PM
A contemporary drama from Mexico that asks who can provide the best home for a child. After being abandoned for three days by his crack-addict mother, a 7-year-old boy is rescued by a family friend and left in charge of an affluent gay couple portraid by Jorge Salinas and Luis Guzman. Oscar nominated director by Gustavo Loza won our 2006 audience award for his film Al Otra Lado (The Other Side), which explored the world through the eyes of fatherless children in three countries and was last seen at our festival presenting his film Paradas Contunas (Paradise Continues). The film also co-stars Ana Serradilla and Carmen Salinas who have also previously attended our festival.
Lengua Materna (Argentina)
Thursday, March 8 @ 10:15 PM
Tuesday, March 13 @ 7:30 PM
Mixing humor and drama, this Argentinean film dives immediately into the story of a mother who learns her 40 year old daughter is a lesbian in a long term relationship. From Liliana Paolinelli ,the director of ‘Pink Motherland.’ Liliana continues to explore the lives of women through the lens of the “New Argentina Cinema” movement with this film that reveals the complexity of mother and daughter relationships.
Tribeca Film Festival Official Selecion Mi Ultimo Round
Mi Ultimo Round (Chile)
Sunday, March 11 @ 8:30 PM - Special screening co-sponsored by FilmOut San Diego w/director Julio Jorquera
Friday, March 16 @ 10:00 PM
This knockout debut from Julio Jorquera is a study in masculinity that explores the relationship of a young man and an older champion boxer. Set to an evocative acoustic score, this film moves briskly through an intense romantic and tragic affair between two men.Writer/Director Julio Jorquera coaxes brilliantly natural and lived-in raw performances from his two lead actors, making My Last Round a tender and unforgettable love story about the devastating costs of living a life in secret.
Mosquita y Mari (USA)
Monday, March 12 @ 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 18 @ 7:30 PM
With this auspicious feature film debut, Aurora Guerrero explores the complexities of a budding friendship between two Chicana high school girls in Los Angeles¹s Huntington Park. This grassroots film first garnered attention when Aurora was able to raise $85,000 through Kickstarter for her film. It was just screened with great success at this year¹s Sundance Film
Angel (Documentary from Eucador/ France)
Thursday, March 15 @ 9:30 PM
Directed by Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva. This follow up documentary to the award-winning documentary ” Les travestis
pleurent aussi (Transvestites Also Cry), which we screened in 2008, continues to follow Angel, an Ecuadorian transsexual prostitute living in Paris. Known as Mujeron (Big Woman), Angel continues to support his family abroad and the community around him. An amazing story of a remarkable individual and his fight for justice and acceptance.
MORIR DE PIE/ DIE STANDING UP (Documentary from Mexico)
Wednesday, March 14 @ 8:30 PM
Recently screened in Guadalajara and Palm Springs Film Festivals. This is the inspiring story of Irina Layewska, a tireless fighter in the war for personal freedom, who continues to work for progressive causes from her wheelchair despite a severe disability. But it’s also the love story of Irina and her partner Nelida. Irina was born into a male body, grew up idolizing Che Guevara and spent much of her young life fighting in the Cuban solidarity movement. Jacaranda Correa, the renowned Mexican journalist and anchorwoman, skillfully intercuts home movies and archival material with sensitive, intimate footage of Irina and Nelida’s present-day lives.
Cine Gay Short Films (International)
Saturday, March 17 @ 3:30 PM
A collection of international films celebrating LGBT stories.
All films screened in their original language with English subtitles.
2012 Community Partners
Please thank and support the following organizations who continue to show their support for the Cine Gay Showcase:
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Past Festival Cine Gay Highlights
’11 80 Egunean (Spain)
’10 San Diego premiere of Contracorriente (Peru)
’10 Peter & Benjamin Bratt w/La Mission (USA)
’10 1st Basque film to explore gay themese – Ander (Spain)
’09 Guest Director & Festival Tribute Julián Hernández (Rabioso Sol, Rabioso Cielo – Mexico)
’08 Guest Director Arturo Ripstein w/ classic film El Lugar Sin Limites (Mexico)
’08 XXY (Argentina) ’07 Guest Director Carlos Portugal w/East Side Story (USA) ’07 Guest Actor Biel Duran w/ La Buena Voz (Spain)
’07 LGBT Immigration documentary Through Thick and Thin (US)
’07 Los Dos Lados de la Cama (Spain)
’06 Guest Actor Gonzalo Heredia w/Ronda Nocturna (Argentina)
’06 Altared Lives (US) – Local Teen Produced Documentary