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Pet Sins July 2008

Latin American and Caribbean Queer Cinema

Latin American and Caribbean films with gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender themes

Condominio Jaqueline (Brazil, 2007)

Condominio Jaqueline is the first feature-length Brazilian film promoted in Brazil as a queer film.

Links:
Condominio Jaqueline on e-pipoca


Dona Herlinda and Her Son (Mexico, 1985)
Dona Herlinda and Her Son (Dona Herlinda Y Su Hijo) is the tale of a wealthy widow who tacitly encourages her son's affair with a handsome young musician.

Links:
Dona Herlinda and Her Son on planetout.com
Dona Herlinda and Her Son on hollywood.com


Juchitan Queer Paradise (Chile/Canada, 2002)

In Juchitan, a Mexican city near the Guatemalan border, the Zapotec inhabitants accept female-identified males as a third gender. MTF women have a full life in the community.

Links:
Juchitan Queer Paradise in Filmakers Library
Juchitan Queer Paradise at San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2003


Nervos de Aço (Brazil, 2003)

Nervos de Aço (Nerves of Steel) is a comic film noir about a gay private eye.

Links:
Nervos de Aço on imdb.com


Suddenly (Argentina, 2002)
Suddenly (Tan De Repente) is the tale of two lesbians finding themselves attracted to a plump shop worker. They steal a cab and spirit her away to the city of Rosario...

Links:
Suddenly review on BBC
Suddenly on imdb.com


More Resources

Retrospective of Latin American Gay Cinema
Queer Hispanic Caribbean/Diasporic Film Series in Caribbean Workshop at U of Michigan

This listing is not intended to be exhaustive.

Latin American Gay/Lesbian/Transgender Film Festivals

Gay/Lesbian/Trans Film Festival of Argentina

Mix Brasil Film and Video Festival of Sexual Diversity

MIX MEXICO: Festival De Diversidad Sexual En Cine Y Video

This listing is not exhaustive. Feel free to send more links.