José

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Film:

José

Showtimes:

Sunday Aug 11 02:15 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

General Admission: $12.00


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About the Film:

Part of Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2019

Presented by: John P. Schamber, Realtor with Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty

Screening followed by Q&A with film's producer 

Directed by Li Cheng. Guatemala, USA. 2018. 85 min. Spanish with English subtitles.
José (19 years old) lives with his Mother (50s) in Guatemala City - a typical lower-class existence in one of the world’s most dangerous, religious, and impoverished countries. She never had a husband, and José is her youngest and favorite child. Her life is her church, and selling sandwiches at a bus stop. José spends his days on cramped buses and fighting traffic as he runs food to waiting drivers. Aloof and resigned to things as they are, he fills his free moments playing with his phone and random sex arranged on street corners and dating apps. When he meets Luis, a migrant from the rural Caribbean coast, José is thrust into passion and pain and self-reflection that were previously unimaginable. 
Queer Lion Award, 2018 Venice International Film Festival

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Preceded by:

Dario
Directed by Manuel Kinzer and Jorge A. Trujillo. Germany, Colombia. 2018. 15 min. Spanish with English subtitles.
Darío, a 17-year-old boy from Barranquilla, Colombia, has a passion for dance. He loves his Carnival group but has to keep it a secret from his mother, who is afraid that he won’t grow up to be a “real man.” Instead, she forces him to spend the day working in his uncle’s shop. Will he be able to dance in the Carnival parade? 
2018 Iris Prize Shortlist

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Guests in Appearance:



George F. Roberson (José)—Roberson’s first feature, Joshua Tree, is on the crisis of the U.S. American dream. His second feature, José, is on love and loss, family and power, and ultimately about finding hope and inspiration in Guatemala. José premiered at the 75th Venice Film Festival and won the Queer Lion.

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