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gay latino Part 1: Coming of Age :: jonathan menendez, DANM '14

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 2:00am

The campus community is cordially invited to a "Premiere Screening" of Gay LAtino Part I:  Coming of Age on Friday, November 30 at 6:00 pm in the Hummanities Lecture Hall. This will be an evening of celebration, with a post screening reception where we can meet some of the participants of the film.


This is a  production of one of our own Digital Arts and New Media students at UCSC, Jonathan Menendez. The screening provides us with an opportunity  to engage in a  community dialog on Queer Latino issues, coming out,  and to discuss what it means to be a queer man of color in America.  Click here  to see a short video clip on why you should attend the film screening.


The Film Part 1 Gay Latino L.A.: Coming of Age - a docu-drama journey into adulthood of three young men and their search for identity while dealing with issues of family, machismo, religion, culture, and life in LA. An immigrant hipster from Mexico, a Berkeley graduate and Salvadoran activist and a Mexican American from South Central LA share their journeys with us.  (Part II of this Film will be screened in Winter.  Part II is A Portrait, Uncut - a topic based short doc of varité footage of the gay Latino community in Los Angeles.  This film is is rich and full of life, culture, and history.)