The GuadaLAjara Film Festival (GLAFF), held in downtown LA starting Nov. 4, celebrates the best of Latin American cinema while providing a platform for emerging LGBTQ+ and BIPOC talent and creators! On Friday, Nov. 5 the festival will host a special screening of Jennie Livingstone’s celebrated documentary PARIS IS BURNING.
Preceding the screening, GLAFF will hold a masterclass titled, “Agents of Change: Queer Visibility in the Media. Where Are We in Our Screens?” with Steven Canals, Moisés Zamora, Kase Peña, and moderated by Monica Trasandes, GLAAD’s Director of Spanish-Language & Latinx Media & Representation.
Steven Canals is the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning co-creator, executive producer, director and writer of the FX drama series, Pose. Canals recently earned three 2021 Emmy Award nominations for Pose’s third and final season: one as executive producer for ‘Outstanding Drama Series’, and two for directing and co-writing the acclaimed series finale.Kase Peña is a Latina Transgender woman of Dominican descent. Following a successful film festival run, Peña’s latest short film, Trabajo, was picked up for distribution by HBO and can be seen on HBO GO, HBO Now and HBO Latino. Moisés Zamora is a Mexican-American, award-winning writer and filmmaker. He’s the creator, executive producer and co-showrunner of Selena: The Series for Netflix. He has written for the Emmy-winning drama American Crime, and Star on Fox.
The Saturday night closing screening and gala features LA Queenciañera a documentary about the incomporable trans leader Bamby Salcedo, with a ballroom esque voguing party to follow.
Visit GLAFF.ORG/TICKETS to purchase tickets and to learn more about the festival!