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JOSÉ (Encore Screening)

  • Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center 517 East Pike Street Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019 | 7:00 PM | GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER

Guatemala | 2018 | 85 minutes | Li Cheng | In Spanish with English subtitles

On the impoverished, bustling streets of Guatemala City, 19-year-old José spends long days earning money for his family, including his loving, deeply religious single mother. On a break to search apps for a quick hookup, he meets Luis, a tender, sweet migrant from the Caribbean. As their relationship deepens, José finds himself torn between his obligations to his family and the unexpected passion he struggles to hold on to. Winner of the Queer Lion at the 75th Venice Film Festival, JOSÉ is pure empathy and raw intimacy. 

This film is deaf-friendly.

JOSÉ

Director: Li Cheng

Principal Cast: Enrique Salanic, Ana Cecilia Mota, Manolo Herrera,

Country: Guatemala

Year: 2018

Running Time: 85 minutes

Producers: Li Cheng, George F. Roberson

Writer:  Li Cheng, George F. Roberson

Editor: Lenz Claure

Music: Chen Yao

Language: Spanish

Content Warnings: Vulgar language, explicit sexual situations, and nudity

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