FEATURE FILM • LESBIAN FILM October 19 • 6:30pm Guild Cinema
First-time director Carla Cavina makes a strong debut with the humorous and touching EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS. Teresa, a quiet and thoughtful astrophysicist, returns to Puerto Rico on a surprise trip to visit her conservative parents and invite them to her wedding to fellow astronomer Daniella. During her visit, Teresa remains tightlipped as her mother, brother and sister pry as to who the lucky “man” is.
A petite drag queen, a reformed serial killer, a homophobic preacher and a chain-smoking aunt named Sissy cross paths in this campy, heartwarming, hilarious sequel to 2000’s Sordid Lives.
With marriage equality now the law of the land, Ty and his husband Kyle have been touring America, celebrating in every State. When they visit Ty’s hometown of Winters, Texas, for their final stop, his outrageous family and friends are forced to confront the local religious fundamentalists, who seek to ensure that their town never welcomes a same-sex wedding.
Deep in the forest of Veracruz live the few remaining speakers of Zikril, an indigenous language. Martin, a young linguist from Mexico City, wishes to preserve the language by recording conversations between the elders. Shortly after his arrival, his hostess’s mother passes away, leaving Don Isauro and Don Evaristo as the only speakers—and they haven’t spoken to each other in half a century. Without their mutual cooperation, the men must face the death of their language and their culture as well as their own mortality.