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CENTRO x Latino Film Market | Opening Night + Queer Short Films


June 12 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm EDT

Join CENTRO and the Latino Film Market for two nights of film screenings, Q&A sessions, and more!

Opening Ceremony and Queer Short Film Screenings

CENTRO and The Latino Film Market welcomes filmmakers, critics, film enthusiasts, and the general audience to join us for the opening night of the 6th annual Latino Film Market! The programming for this evening features short films centered around the queer experience in Puerto Rico. After the screenings, we will have Q/A sessions with the directors, producers, actors, crews and artists

Evening Programing – Short Films

Divina gracia, directed by Ana Paulla Teixeria (Puerto Rico, 2019), follows Lourdes García, a queer woman caught between two contrasting standards of life between her chosen family (La Casa de Grace) and her blood family. Join Lourdes as she begins her journey of self exploration and acceptance outside of the gender binary.

La amante, directed by Pati Cruz Martinez (Puerto Rico, 2019), explores the relationship between two women, Maritere (70) and Angela (65), who reconnect during Mariete’s husband’s funeral. Now a widow, and under pressure from her manganzón son Fernando (who notices their dynamic) Mariete must make a choice whether to continue her role as a widow or give this past love a chance.

– LaBoriVogue: Espacio de liberación, directed by Monica Tatiana Cappas (Puerto Rico, 2021), takes a look at the ballroom scene through the LaBoriVogue collective, which creates spaces for practicing and promoting vogue in Puerto Rico, as well as developing events and workshops for social justice through the liberation of the body.

– Mariposa, directed by Luis Caballero (Puerto Rico, 2010) explores the struggles of Pichin, an 8 year old queer boy as he attempts to understand his sexuality in the eyes of society and his family.

– Bolero, directed by Lynnie Feliciano (Puerto Rico, 2019) follows Lucy, a transgender woman, and Delia, a Dominican immigrant as they work every night: one on the street corner and the other at the corner bar. Although they do not know each other, their tragedy will bring their lives together in a new friendship.

– Sam, directed by Stephanie Camacho (Puerto Rico, 2017) focuses on a cash-strapped, young trans man as he struggles to integrate himself into Puerto Rico’s conservative job market and decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to live.

Can’t join us for the opening night?

Catch us on Friday, June 16th for Perfume de Gardenias, directed by Macha Colón!

The Latino Film Market aims to create, showcase and promote Latine content and upcoming filmmakers who do not have access to having their movie distributed widely. This evening is put on in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Queer Film Fest, Braid Communications, Thurito Martinez Enterprises, Power House One and volunteers.

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