TAG! Queer Shorts Fest Presents: Noche de Pelicula

Streaming September 30 at 7:00pm thru October 5 at 7:00am

Every year, Noche de Película brings Latinx queer stories from around the world in Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French. This year the program will highlight experiences of Hispanic, Latin-American, and Afro-Caribbean LGBTQIA+ persons with films from ten countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Los Estados Unidos, Mexico, Peru, Reino Unido, and Venezuela.


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A Club Called Rhonda by Greg Ferro (USA)

Synopsis: A Club Called Rhonda is an exploration of the cultural phenomenon that hit LA in 2008 with the opening of the eponymous club. It’s an insight into the free and inclusive spirit of a unique environment, in which the social norms imposed on our daily lives no longer apply.

La Llamada (The Call) by Israel Perez Araque (Venezuela)

Synopsis: Indelible memory. What at the end is never uttered remains emblazoned in one’s thoughts.

Tu Vestido Rosa (Your Pink Dress) by Cristo Fernández (Mexico)

Synopsis: Ana, a middle age woman is in the middle of a crisis for her upcoming date. Her daughter will try to help her and overcome this real life situation.

Double Opposite by Matías Leiva (Chile)

Synopsis: A man, after a crazy night party, receives a mysterious visitor who looks just like him.

Fenestram/Fenêtre (A Window Phobia) by Maria Santana de la Torre (Mexico)

Synopsis: A woman walks in the woods, but her curiosity takes her to a dark place. The uncertainty of the place and her loneliness seem to increase as she encounters the grief of a fading soul.

Francisco El Hombre - "Matilha" by Los Pibes (Brazil)

Synopsis: A poeticized retrospective of the events that took place during the first year of the "new politics."

Tecendo Nossos Caminhos (Weaving Out Paths) by Cledson Kanunxi, Jackson Xinunxi e Marta Tipuici (Brazil)

Synopsis: Only six elders of the Manoki population in the Brazilian Amazon still speak their indigenous language, an imminent risk of losing this important dimension of their ways of existence. Deciding to reclaim their language with the elders, the younger ones decide to narrate their challenges and desires in images and words. Based on the analogy with the fragility of cotton that becomes a strong wire to support the weight in the hammock, Marta Tipuici speaks about the resistance of her people, her relationship with her grandmother, and her hope to speak their indigenous language again.

Acuitzeramo by Miguel Angel Caballero (Mexico/USA)

Synopsis: Salvador, a gay Mexican elder who has lost his partner of 15 years, calls his partner's estranged son, Anthony, to tell him of his father's passing. Unaware of their relationship, Anthony travels from Chicago to a small rural town in Mexico to attend his father's funeral. As family secrets are exposed, identities and perceptions are challenged.

Brilla (Shine On) by By Francisco Coronil (Chile)

Synopsis: Sofia, a girl evades her complex family reality in social networks. Together with "La Jisus" her favorite influencer will be transported to a musical world full of glitter and glamour.

Hétero (Straight Couple) by Adriano Gomez (Brazil)

Synopsis: Parents always want the best for their children and try to show the good way. It's sad when they end up getting sidetracked. One criticizes the preconceived vision that many people in society have of what family is.

Queer Fear by Carla Hernandez (Canada/El Salvador)

Synopsis: Queer Fear is a short film that will take you through Carla's 28 year journey of struggling to accept her sexual identity. An emotional breakdown followed by a global pandemic, forced her to sit in isolation with her thoughts after years of suppressing them. Realizing now more than ever how important self care is, Carla begins a search for the answers she had been avoiding all these years.

El Futuro es Lo Incierto (The Future is The Uncertain) by Miguel Solano J (Colombia)

Synopsis: An inquiry about identity and the art of inventing oneself. We have David -the human of the future- whose only existence is an act of subversion to common sense, because, who even dares to become himself?

11-40 by Claudia Ruiz (Argentina)

Synopsis: Damián (10) and his little brother Matias (7) begin to attend a school located next to a jail. Damien looks at the watch he just received for his birthday and wait, anxiously, for the 11:40 hour.

EEUU - America by Vicente Ortiz Cortez (Mexico)

Encounter by José Cardoso (Ecuador)

Synopsis: Three musical instruments playing simultaneously meet at a cave.

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