Utopias of Desire: Short Film Collection

Utopias of Desire: Short Film Collection

‘The future is queerness domain’, writes philosopher José Esteban Muñoz in the understanding that to be queer is to create a world where desire can express itself in all its potential. In Utopias of Desire, we will take a journey through some of the most daring Latin American queer productions to explore forms of representation distanced from stereotypes of gender, race, and class. Through the exploration of film, drag and camp, the exhibition showcases a diverse cinematic experimentation and became a safe space for queer desire to be expressed in the midst of complex social situations. Unafraid to talk about issues important to LGBTQ+ people such as queer sociability or sex work, these works do not hold back in making our fantasies come true by twisting notions of realism and tragedy in our favor.
- Guest Curator Andrés Felipe Ardila

“El futuro es dominio de lo queer", escribe el filósofo José Esteban Muñoz en el entendido de que ser queer es crear un mundo donde el deseo pueda expresarse en toda su potencialidad. En Utopías del deseo haremos un recorrido por algunas de las producciones queer latinoamericanas más atrevidas en un esfuerzo por explorar nuevas formas de representación alejadas de los estereotipos de género, raza y clase. A través de la exploración del cine, el drag y el camp, la curaduría muestra una diversa experimentación cinematográfica que se convierte en un espacio seguro para que el deseo queer se exprese en medio de complejas situaciones sociales. Sin miedo a hablar de temas importantes para las personas LGBTQ+, como la sociabilidad queer o el trabajo sexual, estas obras no se privan de hacer realidad nuestras fantasías retorciendo las nociones de realismo y tragedia a nuestro favor.
- Guest Curator Andrés Felipe Ardila

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Utopias of Desire: Short Film Collection
  • La Flaca (The Bony Lady)

    La Flaca is a film about Arely Vazquez, a transgender Mexican woman and leader of the Santa Muerte (Saint Death) religious movement in Queens, New York. During her yearly celebration to the Bony Lady ("La Flaca" as she likes to call her), Arely faces a lot of challenges to fulfill a promise she m...

  • O Clube (The Club)

    The Ok Club - the oldest gay social club in Latin America - celebrates its 53rd birthday.

  • Os Últimos Românticos do Mundo (The Last Romantics of The World)

    This film is a message to the next inhabitants of this planet. It's a pink fable about how bright the future can be, if we know how to walk through the past.

  • Vando Vulgo Vedita (Vando aka Vedita)

    Vando's friends gather to share stories, sing and re-enact cartoons. Celebrating their existence is their only way to cope.

  • Mila Caos (Mila Chaos)

    Every weekend at an illegal drag show in a suburb of Havana, Sebastián, a 17 year old Cuban teenager, transforms into "Mila Caos". He suffers from his mother's indifference and dreams that one day she will see him on stage.

  • Filme-Catástrofe (Disaster Film)

    Angelica wants to change her lock.