A heartfelt tribute to his own father, director Marco Castro-Bojorquez brings you “el canto del colibrí” a documentary exploring the relationships between Latinx immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members.

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Documentary | USA | 2015  | 53 min | Spanish with English subtitles | HD
From the “Bright New Voices” program at Cine Latino MSP Film Society

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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July 13, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA

LA Plaza de Culturas y Artes
501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:00PM

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!

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Artistic and Technical

DIRECTION
Marco Castro-Bojorquez

CINEMATOGRAPHY
José Alfaro y Liz Salinas

EDITION
Jesús Beltrán

PRODUCTION
Katie Cruz, José Alfaro, Liz Salinas, Marco Castro-Bojorquez

SOUND
Adriano Bravo

MUSIC
Joel St. Julien

COLOR
Jean-Paul Jeanne

CREDITS
Jennifer Cortez

LOGO
Valerie Jáuregui

PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Alfaro Productions, BAYCAT, Somos Familia

Festival List

Official Selection Frameline 39 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, San
Francisco, CA

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,
Madrid, Spain

Official Selection The International Film Festival LGBT El Lugar Sin Límites in Quito,
Ecuador

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,
CA

Official Selection Can [be] Gay: 3º Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTIQ de
Canarias, Spain

Official Selection CinHomo 17ª Muestra Internacional de Cine LGBT, Valladolid ,
Spain

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,
Guatemala

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,
MN

Awards and Recognitions

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