SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019 | 2:30PM | GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER
Presented in collaboration with Seattle Latino Film Festival (The Chuntá will screen at the Seattle Latino Film Festival on October 6)
Mexico | 2019 | 61 minutes | Genevieve Roudané | in Spanish with English subtitles
In the small Mexican town of Chiapa de Corzo, two rival gender-bending dance groups prepare for the annual Fiesta Grande, a vibrant party where men transform into women and become what’s known as the Chuntá. There are traditionalists, who believe that only perceived heterosexual men should wear the gowns and makeup, while other dancers welcome people of all identities, especially those who face violence for being queer. By examining a changing tradition and through testimonials and colorful dance moves, THE CHUNTÁ highlights a much larger conversation about homophobia and machismo in Mexico.
This film is fully subtitled (deaf-friendly).
Director: Genevieve Roudané
Running Time: 61 min
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Content Warnings: NONE