THE CHUNTA

LAS CHUNTÁ

Directed by Genevieve Roudane

Cast: Esther Noriega Molina, Isauro Vidal, Jose Domingo Flores, Jose Eliezer Esponda Caceres

In a small town in Mexico, once a year, men transform into women and become the Chuntá. Follow two gender-bending gangs of dancers as they face off in a struggle between queer identity and powerful traditions.

Director Bio

Genevieve Roudané is a queer filmmaker who has worked on diverse productions across Mexico and the US. She is the director of the documentary film The Chunta, the story of a queer gang of gender-bending dancers fighting to exist in southern Mexico. Roudané’s work focuses on the intersection of art and social transformation and is informed by her background in community organizing and anthropology. Roudané co-founded the Ocote Film Festival. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Preceded By

FABULOUS

Directed by Audrey Jean-Baptiste

Transgender dancer Lasseindra Ninja returns to her home in French Guiana to empower the local LGBTQ community through the art of voguing.

Plays in

FABULOUS & THE CHUNTA

Familiar notions of gender roles and performance are challenged and spectacularly reimagined in this pair of dance-based films…

Dates & Times
Past
Plaza de la Raza

Mon Jul 22
7:00 pm