Encrucijados | SHORTS!
This collection of Spanish-language shorts explores the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity and Latinx culture. OJOS TRISTES (SAD EYES) tells the story of a closeted Chicano teen as he travels from El Paso, TX, to visit his sister, a struggling actress in Hollywood. In DARIO, a 17-year-old boy from Barranquilla, Colombia, performs in a carnival dancing group in secret to avoid his mother’s judgment. HIJO PRODIGO (PRODIGAL SON) is the story of a closeted gay teenager coming out to his conservative family. UN INSTANTE (AN INSTANT) shares a message of friendship, love, and the importance of small moments. In PRINCESA DE HIELO (FROZEN PRINCESS), a young boy requests a special princess dress for Christmas, testing the convictions and love of his parents.
In This Program
Manuel Kinzer & Jorge A. Trujillo Gil / Shorts / Colombia, Germany / 2018 / 15 minsA 17-year-old boy from Barranquilla, Colombia, loves to dance in a carnival dancing group, but does so in secret in order to avoid his mother's judgment and disapproval.
Pablo Guerrero / Shorts / Spain / 2017 / 16 minsSeveral days before the Epiphany holiday, Antonio and Carmen read the letter that their son has written to the three Wise Men. The child’s dearest wishes will eventually test the convictions and love of his parents.
Amalia Ramirez Atiles / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 9 minsA short film about a closeted gay teenager coming back home in order to come out to his conservative Latino family.
Adrià Guxens / Shorts / Spain / 2017 / 20 minsAn Instant is a story about friendship, love and the importance of the small moments that endow our lives with meaning.
Andrew Arnold / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 19 minsA closeted Chicano teen, Mateo, travels from El Paso, TX to visit his sister, Lupita, a struggling actress in Hollywood. But, what Lupita doesn’t know is that Mateo has plans to meet someone else in Los Angeles while he's there.