Sunday Aug 19 02:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Presented by: Honolulu Museum of Art
Directed by Alvaro Delgado Aparicio. 2017. Peru. 95 min. Spanish with English subtitles.
Segundo sees silence as his only option for dealing with his father Noé’s secret. The 14-year-old lives in a village high up in the mountains of Peru, where his father is a respected artisan and Segundo’s role model. With a loving eye for detail, he artfully crafts altarpieces for churches and homes—and is preparing his son to follow in his footsteps. But cracks form in their tight bond. The film takes an unflinching look behind the facades of a seemingly intact village community, in which patriarchal rules are imposed with unrelenting violence.
Best Peruvian Film—2017 Lima Latin American Film Festival; Newcomer Award—2018 Berlin Teddy Awards; Generation 14plus Youth Jury Crystal Bear for Best Film Special Mention—2018 Berlin International Film Festival; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Best International Feature Film—2018 Molodist International Film Festival; Bill Sherwood Award for Best First Feature—2018 Inside Out Toronto International Film Festival; Audience Award for Best Feature Nominee, Jury Prize Best Film Nominee, Outstanding First Feature Award / Best First Feature Nominee—Frameline42
Juan Gabriel Is Dead
Directed by Tavo Ruiz. 2018. Mexico. 15 min.
Best friends Beto and Daniel spend most of their time together, although Daniel struggles with his gender identity just to hide his feelings for Beto. When the famous Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies, Daniel imagines how his day would be if he were a girl. Maybe this way his feelings toward Beto would be seen as normal. Filmmaker Tavo Ruiz was awarded Best Director of an LGBT Film at the 2018 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam.