MOSQUITA Y MARI at 2013 Outfest Fusion Film Festival
Grauman's Egyptian Theater Hollywood, CA
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3:00pm Egyptian Theatre
Mosquita y Mari Dir. Aurora Guerrero, 2012, 85 min
Studious, sweet-natured 15-year-old Yolanda feels the pressure to succeed under the eyes of her hard-working, immigrant parents. When she meets her new neighbor, the feisty and alluring, BMX-riding Mari, Yolanda's humdrum high school routine gets a jolt. The two girls don't have much in common on the surface but they become fast friends and their deep bond develops into a tension that neither one expected nor quite knows how to handle. MOSQUITA Y MARI, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, marks an impressive feature film debut from writer-director Aurora Guerrero, whose shorts have screened at both Outfest and Fusion. The atmospheric beauty and authenticity of Guerrero's vision is deeply rooted in the cityscapes and community of Huntington Park, while skilled lead performances by Fenessa Pineda and Venecia Troncoso embody the awkwardness and cautious desire of two teenage girls experiencing love and desire for the first time. Winner of the Audience Award for Outstanding First U.S. Dramatic Feature Film and Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film at Outfest 2012.
-------------------- Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival brings together a diverse population in a shared cultural experience.
The festival features 30 short and feature-length films from around the world that reflect a wide array of LGBT stories, as well as panel discussions, special events and parties. Fusion gives participants an opportunity to see reflections of their own experience and to deepen their understanding of other LGBT communities of color. Nearly 5000 people from across Southern California participate in the festival, which is located at the American Cinematheque and at REDCAT.
Fusion films have included: PARIAH, PEDRO, THE SKINNY, THE PEOPLE I'VE SLEPT WITH, FIT, BAM BAM AND CELESTE, PORTRAIT OF JASON and many more!
March 22 23, 2013.
Grauman's Egyptian Theater (View)
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028