A Theater Near You is Remezcla’s guide to awesome Latin movies for the lazy and broke; you can watch these all at home. This week the film is, Alamar. In this documentary, five year-old Natan travels from Italy to spend time with his long-haired father in Mexico who lives along the edge of the coral reefs on Banco Chinchorro. His dad, a Mexi-hippie who fishes by diving into the water with a spear in hand, exposes him to the beauty that sits below the surface of the crisp blue ocean.
The New York International Latino Film Festival, the premier Latino film festival in the country, opens its 13th edition with FILLY BROWN, starring breakout actress Gina Rodriguez (GO FOR IT, OUR FAMILY WEDDING), and closes with LEMON, the raw story of three-time felon and one-time Tony Award-winner, spoken word artist Lemon Andersen.
In case you didn’t know, 2012 is shaping up to be one of the best years ever for LGBT Latin films. There is a handful of them making the rounds at gay festivals and winning awards at mainstream festivals like Sundance and Berlin. And thanks to NewFest, New York’s LGBT Film Festival, you can see catch some of los mejores at Lincoln Center starting this weekend. Go see these amazing Gaytino movies!
Last week, we blogged about what a great year it’s been for Latino LGBT films. We continue to highlight Latino Queer Cinema in a series of posts that will lead up to NewFest’s Opening Night on July 27. In Born Naked Spanish filmmaker Andrea Esteban and her girlfriend Paula criss-cross Europe hitting London, Berlin and Madrid, creating a video scrapbook of young lesbian and trans artists, activists, journalists, soccer players, and anarcho-feminists.
A Theater Near You is Remezcla’s guide to awesome Latin movies for the lazy and broke; you can watch these all at home. Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal have been BFFs since they were niñitos. Famous for their co-starring breakout roles in Y Tu Mamá También they do everything together. They have acted in some chingón movies together, some just as chido movies apart, and others que no sirven para nada. So here is the good, the bad, and the ugly (ok, neither of them could ever be ugly).
At a Latino film festival it’s not always easy to find films that are Jewish, gay, indigenous, or Afro-Latino. Granted there aren’t as many movies made about these populations but—on the bright side—this year has proven to be a bountiful one for Latino LGBT films. They have played renowned mainstream festivals like Sundance and Berlin and are making the rounds at gay festivals. It’s about time.