Film: Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series: El cuerpo de la mujer sin sombra

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In her 2021 documentary El cuerpo de la mujer sin sombra, Tamara García Iglesias traces the life and work of Alicia D’Amico, following her artistic trajectory through Buenos Aires, Paris, and Geneva in search of “shadows” of her presence. One of the best-known photographers of her time, D’Amico worked from the late 1950s until her death in Buenos Aires in 2001. She was recognized as a feminist and lesbian pioneer, and in her later, less recognized work she began an “investigation” of female desire and lesbian identity. El cuerpo de la mujer sin sombra raises the question: Is it possible to meet someone through exploring the archive she has left behind?

2021; Spanish with English subtitles; 47 minutes; not rated.

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Film: Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series: Alma

8 pm (MST)

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Alma, the protagonist of Santiago León Cuéllar’s 2018 film of the same name, has just entered a new high school, and her classmate Victor invites her to a party. The ongoing changes in her body, and her hidden desires, lead her to face her inner fears and begin the process of self-acceptance—loving herself as she is.

2018; Spanish with English subtitles; 17 minutes; not rated.

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Film: Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series: Snap

8 pm (MST)

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Snap, a 2018 documentary by Chilean filmmakers Felipe Elgueta and Ananké Pereira, is the most experimental film in this series—composed through fragments of the audiovisual content of social media, and offering a mosaic of individual reflections on sexual and gender identity.

2018; Spanish with English subtitles; 20 minutes; not rated.

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Film: Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series: Cantando desde las azoteas

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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.

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Film: Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series: Victor XX

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Ian de la Rosa’s 2015 film Victor XX, set in a small fishing village on the coast of Almería, explores the conflicts and difficulties of a search for sexual identity. Victor, unsure if he feels more male or more female, enjoys the ambiguity, but must deal with the expectations of his mother and girlfriend, the lack of understanding in his community, and the anxiety involved in a final decision.

2015; Spanish with English subtitles; 20 minutes; not recommended for children under 7.
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Film: Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series: Su

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Laia Foguet’s 2019 film Su, despite its brevity, paints a complex and complete story of love and life with carefully chosen brushstrokes. When Su returns home after many years away, she confronts a past she had attempted to leave behind.

2019; Catalán with English subtitles; 12 minutes; rated PG.

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Film: Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series: Después también

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Carla Simón’s 2019 short subject Después también takes a realistic and sensitive look at the impact of AIDS on the lives of young people, as Edu is told by his ex, Alex, that the latter has tested positive for HIV.

2019; Spanish with English subtitles; 25 minutes; not recommended for children under 7

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Film:Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series: Una dedicatoria a lo bestia

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Una dedicatoria a lo bestia, a 2019 documentary by Nucbeade (the collective formed by artists QuielaNuc and Andrea Beade), focuses on a variety of objects found at the headquarters in San Fernando de Henares of the Patronato de Protección a la Mujer. This internment center for young women ages 13 to 21 was in operation from 1944 to 1985. The filmmakers’ use of documentary as an archaeological exercise, uncovering evidence of the daily reality experienced at the site, offers valuable insights into an uncomfortable and little-known part of recent Spanish history, and raises ongoing questions. Can evidence of resistance and rebellion be found in a space that was constructed for the repression of female sexuality? What memories are activated by these relics, and how can they be integrated into the historical record of the Franco regime and Spain’s transition to democracy?

2019; Spanish with English subtitles; 10 minutes; not rated.

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Film: Berlanga cumple cien años, Patrimonio nacional

12 pm (MST)

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The 1981 film Patrimonio nacional is the second in Berlanga’s “trilogía Nacional,”co-written late in his career with acclaimed screenwriter Rafael Azcona. It is preceded by La escopeta nacional and followed by Nacional III. After the death of Franco in 1975 and the restoration of the monarchy, the Marquis of Leguineche returns with his son to his palace in the heart of Madrid, intending to regain his position among the city’s aristocracy, and gain access to the king’s inner circle, following decades of voluntary exile. His estranged wife, however, has been ensconced in the palace for over 40 years, loathes both her husband and her son, and has no intention of leaving. When the Marquis plots to have her committed, a variety of eccentric characters pop in and out of the palace in this sardonic and surreal commentary on the opportunism and decadence of the Spanish upper classes post-Franco.

Spain; 1981; Spanish with English subtitles; 110 minutes; rated PG-13.

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Film: Berlanga cumple cien años, Plácido

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In Berlanga’s 1961 film Plácido, an impoverished truck driver in rural Spain becomes involved in a Christmas Eve “Invite a poor person to dinner” event sponsored by a cookware manufacturer. The fast-paced, darkly comic farce takes a satirical look at the true meaning of charity, contrasting charity from the head—the cold, calculated kind practiced by a hypocritical upper class—with charity from the heart.

Spain; 1961; Spanish with English subtitles; 85 minutes; not rated.

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