3/19: VB Film/Mariposas en el Andamio/Butterflies on the Scaffold
- Join the Venceremos Brigadeand CUNY GRAD CENTER'SAELLA for our
CUBA FILM SERIES
Saturday March 19th—
Mariposas en el Andamio/Butterflies on the Scaffold
After the Revolution, gays were not respected in Cuba, but in the small Havana
neighborhood of La Güinera, a few courageous women came to power and encouraged
the gay community. Glamorous gowns fashioned from grain sacks and eyelashes made
out of carbon paper are the reality of drag in Cuba. In La Güinera, gay
transvestite performers have earned respect and status through creative work for
the neighbourhood. On stage action and backstage preparation opens out into
insightful interviews with community leaders, families, and the performers
themselves. the question; can you be gay and accepted in Cuba?
Peggy Gilpin, the Filmmaker, will be present!
365 Fifth Avenue (corner of 34th street) 5th Floor 5414
$7 Suggested Donation (none turned away)
3-6pm BYOB Free Popcorn
Join us and bring your closest 100 friends!
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