The Latina/o Queer Arts and Film Festival is kicking off in Los Angeles from April 10-13. If you’re in the area, Remezcla has a round up of films to watch out for. Here’s a full list. In the meantime, check out these gems:
TransVisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story
Director: Dante Alencastre
This documentary highlights an icon of L.A.’s transgender community, Latina activist Bamby Salcedo. From her humble beginnings and her struggle with drugs to her out spoken activism towards HIV, Bamby’s story is one of heartache and triumph.
Loving the Bony Lady
Director: Scott Elliot
Arely Gonzalez has the largest private altar for Santa Muerte in NYC. La Santa Muerte, although condemned by the Catholic church, is widely worshiped by people who may be on the wrong side of life but still need salvation. In this short documentary we meet La Santa Muerta and her devotees.
The Last Match (La Partida)
Director: Antonio Hens
Living down & out in Cuba, Renier works as a call boy in order to support his wife, child, and mother. Strictly business. While his best friend Yosvani is engaged to a young girl and living with their dirtbag father. When the friends share a kiss and lines begin to blur, Renier and Yosvani must face themselves, their family and the reality they want to live in or escape from.