July 22, 2003

2003 NY Latino Film Fest

The 2003 New York International Latino Film Festival begins today. Not sure if I'll have time to check anything out though.

Life on Christopher Street looks interesting:

Maintaining the aggressive hyper masculine image and attitude of Hip Hop, young gay black and Latino "homo thugs" have created their own culture on New York City's Christopher Street, the most popular gay strip in the world. "Life on Christopher St." takes us into the world of gay rappers, "Blood" gang members, pimps and hustlers as they struggle, against all odds, to make their way in life and maintain their dignity as young gay men.

[28 min/ Documentary/Digital. Directed By: Maria Clara]

As does Every Child Is a Born Poet: the Life & Work of Piri Thomas:

A genre-spanning production, "Every Child Is a Born Poet" interweaves live-action spoken word poetry, stylized dramatizations and mixed-media artwork in its exploration of the life and work of Piri Thomas, the 74 year old Afro-Cuban Puerto Rican author of the classic autobiographical novel "Down These Mean Streets."

[58 min/ Documentary/16mm & Digital Video Color and B&W. Directed By: Jonathan Meyer Robinson]

Posted by ronn at July 22, 2003 12:49 PM