Marco Castro-Bojorquez represents a new voice among emerging Latinx directors. His award-winning film, El Canto del Colibrí screened at numerous festivals around the world in cities including San Francisco, Guatemala City, Madrid, Quito, Salinas, Mexico City, and Glasgow as well as universities like UCLA, UNM, and Swarthmore College and countless of Latinx communities in the U.S. including Orlando, Watsonville, and Chicago, among others.
He was recognized by the White House for the prestigious Champions of Change award that recognizes LGBT artists who use media to illuminate the experiences of LGBT Americans and create opportunities for dialogue, inclusion, and understanding. The GLBT Reviews of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), described El Canto del Colibrí as “an unprecedented and important documentary for the Latino/a community and GLBTQ culture.”
The film El Canto del Colibrí is a documentary exploring the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members.
A heartfelt tribute to his own father, director Marco Castro-Bojorquez follows up his acclaimed short documentary Tres Gotas de Agua (Three Drops of Water) with this rich, varied feature on what it means to be the Latino father of an LGBT child.
The film was created from directly within the queer and Latinx communities, including San Francisco community partners Somos Familia and BAYCAT Productions, as well as Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.
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LA Plaza de Culturas y Artes
501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free screening in Los Angeles
as part of ¡Mirame! Expressions of Queer Latinx Art
An evening dedicated to our community of activists/organizers:
Join us, invite your mom or dad, bring the whole family. We’ll have food, drinks, and so you can engage in meaningful conversations. The evening features a screening followed by a panel with cast and crew for a community dialogue. A special recognition would be presented to Leonor Holmstrom, a longtime family acceptance advocate and founder of the first PFLAG in Spanish. We hope to see you there!
José Alfaro y Liz Salinas
Katie Cruz, José Alfaro, Liz Salinas, Marco Castro-Bojorquez
Joel St. Julien
Alfaro Productions, BAYCAT, Somos Familia
Official Selection Frameline 39 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, San
Official Selection Pride Reel Fresno, Fresno, CA
Official Selection San Francisco Latino Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Official Selection South West Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Albuquerque, NM
Official Selection The Kansas International Film Festival, Kansas City, MO
Official Selection Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, Milwaukee, WI
Selección Oficial LesGaiCineMad, the Madrid International LGBT Film Festival,
Official Selection The International Film Festival LGBT El Lugar Sin Límites in Quito,
Official Selection República Dominicana Outfest, Santo Domingo, RD
Official Selection Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, Bellingham, WA
Official Selection Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival, Los Angeles,
Official Selection Can [be] Gay: 3º Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTIQ de
Official Selection CinHomo 17ª Muestra Internacional de Cine LGBT, Valladolid ,
Official Selection San Jose Diversa Festival de Cine, San José, Costa Rica
Official Selection 10 Cine de la Diferencia, Cuenca. Ecuador
Official Selection La Otra Banqueta Festival del Cine por la Diversidad,
Official Selection Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Official Selection 5th Annual Watsonville Film Festival, Watsonville, CA
Official Selection 4th Cine Latino Minneapolis Saint Paul Film Festival , Saint Paul,
Best Documentary by the Jury at l Can [be] Gay: 3º Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTIQ de Canarias, Spain
Best Documentary Audience Choice Award at the Festival Internacional de Cine gay, lésbico, bisexual y transexual de Valladolid (CinHomo Muestra Cine LGBT), Valladolid, Spain
White House’ Champions of Change Program honored Marco Castro-Bojorquez and his work in El Canto del Colibrí. The program was created by the Obama administration as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals, businesses and organizations doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.
Jury and Special guest at The International Film Festival LGBT El Lugar Sin Límites in Quito, Ecuador