A Night of Jotaria, Peliculas y Performances
Aquellas L.O.C.A.S & QueLACo
June 16 at 6:30pm
LGBT Community Center / Rainbow Room
Tickets: $5 – $7
Aquellas L.O.C.A.S. is an up-and-coming youth group based in the Mission that provides support, education, and cultural affirmation to young, Queer Latinas coming from underserved and underrepresented communities. We support and empower one another through dialogue, outreach, and education, and come together as Queer, Brown & Proud women. We recognize the lack of our visibility within society, our families, our school, and our neighborhoods and look to improve conditions through dialogue about issues important to us, and by connecting with other young, Queer Latinas.
Be ready for a fun and fulfilling night of cultural and community pride. The performances and videos reflect our stories and experiences as they are hardly evah seen: through the eyes of Queer Latinas, especially the young ones. Pride. Cultura. Representation. It’s gonna be a hot night of Jotaria.
Films include: Pura Lengua, Tienes Hambre? and Viernes Girl. Aquellas L.O.C.A.S. be bringin’ the house down Afro-Cuban style and more!
1- Pura Lengua, 11 min.
Through unconventional storytelling, we experience what it feels like when Reina, a young urban Xicana, is betrayed for the first time. While searching for ways to cope, she survives one last traumatic blow. And only through poetry does her healing journey begin.
– Directed by: Aurora Guerrero
– Written and Produced by: Maritza Alvarez
2 – Viernes Girl, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
The story of Mexican siblings who realize their differences make them more alike than they would like to admit — a theme inspired by her own experiences growing up.
– Director: Aurora Guerrero/Faith Radle
3 – Tienes Hambre?, 6.5 minute digital video
A romantic interlude set in the taco truck parking lots of the Fruitvale neighborhood of East Oakland.
– Directed by Marco Mercedes Rivera-Weiss — a Peruvian Jewish mutt who was made in Miami.
– Starring: Martín, Norma Elena Barrera
Acknowledgements: Thanks to: Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP), Madeleine Lim & Hadas Rivera-Weiss