2020 LDUB Festival Opening Night Fri Oct 9 6PM
JOSE director Li Cheng, Drama, USA / Guatemala, Spanish w/ English subtitles, 2020, 85 min.
José (Enrique Salanic) lives with his mother (Ana Cecilia Mota) in Guatemala City, where they survive on her selling sandwiches at bus stops and with him working at a local restaurant. It is a poor and sometimes dangerous country where, dominated by conservative Catholic and Evangelical Christian religion, living ones life as an openly gay man is hard for José to imagine. His mother has never had a husband, and as her youngest and favorite child, though at the edge of manhood at 19-years old, she is determined to hold on to him. Reserved and private, José fills his free moments playing with his phone and random sex with other men arranged on street corners and dating apps. When he meets attractive and gentle Luis (Manolo Herrera), a migrant from the rural Caribbean coast, they pursue an unexpected relationship with more emotion than José has ever felt. He is thrust into new passion and pain, and self-reflection, that push him to rethink his life even as he is reluctant to take a leap of faith.
Winner, Best Film Boston LGBT Film Festival; Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival; Nantes Three Continents Film Festival
Skype Q&A with director Li Cheng post screening
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