Film: Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series: Cantando desde las azoteas
July 20, 2021
8 pm (MST)
Available for 48 hours
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel HERE
Director Enric Ribes’ 2017 documentary Cantando desde las azoteas is an emotional and tender tribute to its protagonist, Gilda Love, who was baptized Eduardo Enrique Gustavo Francisco, but never felt that he was any of these men. As the last drag queen in Barcelona’s former “barrio chino” (the historical neighborhood of El Raval), he still takes the stage every night, at the age of 90, under the name he adopted as homage to Rita Hayworth’s signature role.
2017; Spanish with English subtitles; 6 minutes; not rated.
Free community event
During the month of July, in a collaboration with film distributor Marvin & Wayne, the Vimeo channel of Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque hosts Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series. The series comprises eight different stories by eight filmmakers, showcasing a remarkable variety of cinematic language while dealing specifically, but not only, with issues of gender identity, same sex love, and transsexuality. These personal reflections, testimonies, and portraits present viewers with realities that are generally underrepresented in cinema. Taking its name from a song popularized by Las Grecas in the 1970s, Te estoy amando locamente is presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the Bank of America Free Film Series.
Te estoy amando locamente programming:
Tuesday, July 6: Una dedicatoria a lo bestia (Nucbeade, 2019)
Friday, July 9: Después también (Carla Simón, 2019)
Tuesday, July 13: Su (Laia Foguet, 2019)
Friday, July 16: Victor XX (Ian de la Rosa, 2015)
Tuesday, July 20: Cantando desde las azoteas (Enric Ribes, 2017)
Friday, July 23: Snap (Felipe Elgueta & Ananké Pereira, 2018)
Tuesday, July 27: Alma (Santiago León Cuéllar, 2018)
Friday, July 30: El cuerpo de la mujer sin sombra (Tamara García Iglesias, 2021)