HOMEBOY is a feature-length documentary film that examines the lives of several gay Latino men living in and around the Los Angeles area who are former gang members.
The film made its US premiere at a sold-out screening at OUTFEST 2012, Los Angeles. Designers Against AIDS / DAA presented the European premiere of HOMEBOY at Cine Zuid, Antwerp, Belgium.
In addition to a number of colleges and universities, HOMEBOY has screened at the cine+mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival, the 20th Anniversary of the annual Models of Pride 2012 LGBTQI Youth Conference at USC, the first Latin Quaker Queer Film Festival Whittier, Long Beach Q Films Festival, OUT LIKE THAT! at the Bronx Academy of Arts Dance, NYC, and as part of EuroPride 2014 in Oslo, Norway.
HOMEBOY has been selected as a plenary film screening at the upcoming academic conference, The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies, San Diego State University, 17 - 18 April 2015. For info: http://lgbtqrc.sdsu.edu/conference/program.html
HOMEBOY will also screen in conjunction with The Q-sides,
a photography exhibition by Vero Majano, Brown Amy (aka Amy Martinez,)
and Kari Orvik, re-imagining queerness within lowrider culture through a
re-staging and re-interpretation of the East Side Story LP album
covers, Volumes 1-12. La Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco. Thursday, 02
April - Sunday, 28 June 2015; opening reception, 23 May 2015.
To support Luis J. Rodriguez in his run for CA Governor, a free community screening of HOMEBOY took place at Corazon del Pueblo, Boyle Heights, East LA on Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014. Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/258217351013381
In the fall of 2014, HOMEBOY screened as part of Untitled, Expanded, a daylong series of films chosen by artist Jim Hodges during his exhibition, Give More Than You Take, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The screening was free. For info: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/10/untitled-expanded/
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