ALL FUERZAfest movies screenings are FREE and open to the public. Limited capacity. You will need to RSVP for some of the screenings. Sponsored by AARP.
Wednesday, May 8
STONEWALL WITH A T
Director: Samy Nemir │ 2019 │ USA
Documentary │ 30 minutes │ English
Headlining the opening night of FUERZAfest - NY Latinx LGBTQ Arts Festival is the documentary: Stonewall with a T – chroniles the last two decades of transgender activism in NYC to get civil and human rights. The film includes historical perspective of the battle to pass legal protections for transgender people with GENDA after they were excluded of the bill to protect gays and lesbians. With interviews of dozens of activists and events that span over 3 years, this documentary will reveal the hidden history of the trans movement.
Sunday, May 12
Mi Mejor Amigo
Director: Martín Deus │ 2018 │ Argentina
Feature narrative │ 90 minutes │ English, Spanish
Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents in small city in Argentina. One day, Caíto, the son of a family friend, arrives to live with them. Caíto’s family is going through difficult times and ignores him. Lorenzo’s family is just the opposite – loving, caring but disciplined. Now it’s up to Lorenzo to welcome Caíto and help him settle in and feel at home. Can these two young men with very different life experiences become friends – or more?
Starring: Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Lautaro Rodríguez, Mariana Anghileri and Alberto Ponce
Sunday, May 12
EVA + CANDELA
Director: Ruth Caudeli │ 2018 │ Colombia
Feature narrative │ 90 minutes │ Spanish with English Subtitles
The professional ambition of two strong, independent women brings them together, but it is also what ultimately pulls them apart, as we witness their intense love metamorphosize amidst stages of infatuation, sensuality, love, comfort, and, finally, routine.
Starring: Silvia Varón, Alejandra Lara
Monday, May 13
antonio lópez 1970
Director: James Crump │ 2018 │ USA
Documentary │ 95 minutes │ English
A vibrant time capsule of the decadent world of ’70s haute couture as viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez, the dominant fashion illustrator of the era whose distinctive drawings graced the pages of Vogue and Elle. A Puerto Rican native raised in the Bronx, Antonio was a seductive arbiter of style and glamour who brought urban street elements to a postwar fashion world desperate for change and diversity.
Starring: Larl Lagerfeld, Jessica Lange, Grace Jones, Bill Cunningham, Charles James
*Thursday, May 16
9:30 am │Continental breakfast will be served.
Director: Marie Losier │ 2018 │ France
Documentary │ 73 minutes │English, Spanish
Cassandro is often referred to as the Liberace of Lucha Libre (Spanish for “freestyle wrestling”).
After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts on the ring, Cassandro, the star of the gender-bending Mexican wrestlers known as the Exoticos, is far from retiring. But with dozens of broken bones and metal pins in his body, he must now reinvent himself...