XICANINDIE AWARDS CEREMONY Saturday, 4/11 at 5:30 pm
Individual film Prices: $10.00 general/ $7.00 students/seniors
Film Festival Pass: $40.00 (Includes five films and all receptions)
TRIVIA QUESTION #1: Which XicanIndie FilmFest actor/director is also featured in the 1st Ever WordFest?
Be the 1st to reply to win your free ticket to the XIFF XVII film of your choice!
Meet the stars of XicanIndie FilmFest XVII
Jade Puga (AGURUPHOBIA)
Carlos Ramzey Ramirez
Ruben C. Gonzalez
TRIVIA QUESTION #2: In what Denver Center Theatre Company production did Alma Martinez appear in 2013?
1st five (5) people to reply with the correct answer to win 2 tickets to XIFF XVII!
A Week-Long Festival of words in all of their forms!
APRIL 20 - 26, 2015
$20 general, $17 students/seniors |Comadre Docena 12 tix/$12 each
Monday - Sunday at 7:30pm
A Place to Stand | Jimmy Santiago Baca
Monday April 20
in the Angelica Martinez Performance Hall
When Jimmy Santiago Baca was 20, he was convicted of drug charges and sentenced to prison. Illiterate when he arrived at the Arizona State Prison and when he got out five years later, he was well on his way to becoming one of America's most celebrated poets. He writes about oppression, love and migration, and his poems range from a few lines to many pages.
Jimmy will present his new film
"A Place to Stand"and will also be available to sign books. This event is Co-Produced with Chicano/a Studies and Cllaro.
Northside | Bobby Lefebre
Tuesday April 21 in theFrank Trujillo Salon Del Arte
Nationally acclaimed poet & spoken word artist Bobby Lefebre adds "playwright" to his resume his first work being the hot topic of gentrification in Denver's Northside. A lifelong "northsider", and Su Teatro veteran, Lefebre challenges us to take both a contemporary and historical perspective. He counter-poses an emerging Chicano middle class torn between tradition and opportunity.
Northside cuts, critiques and cleanses with flowing words and passionate insight. Performed by Su Teatro company members.
Remember El Alamo | Albert Ramirez
Wednesday April 22 in theFrank Trujillo Salon Del Arte
Su Teatro actors present a reading of Dr. Al Ramirez' family inspired musical, an multi-generational story that revisits the iconic symbol of US expansionism. "Remember the Alamo" is a national testimony to historical spin. Is it the place where Texas patriots sacrificed their lives for freedom from the oppressive Mexicans or is it the site of the Mexican army valiantly defense of their national sovereignty. The Ramirez family pre-dates the Alamo and the so-called Texas revolution. Their story places them directly in the middle of American history and carves a statement of Mexican-American identity and participation.
La Vida Loca | Carlos Manuel
Thursday April 23 & Saturday April 25 in theAngelica Martinez Performance Hall
An apolitical in-your-face odyssey of a Mexican Immigrant Carlos Manuel's
LA VIDA LOCA, is a monologue stuffed full with life. Carefully constructed to both give hero status and to expose the author/performer, his "crazy" life is revealed through an equally crazy quilt of carefully crafted memories, fantasies, dialogues, and excerpts from pop culture.
Spirit & Sworded Treks | Maria Cheng Theatre Espirit Asia
Thursday April 23 & Saturday April 25 in theFrank Trujillo Salon del Arte
Unlike anything you've likely seen before,
Spirit and Sworded Treks (written/directed/performed by Theatre Esprit Asia's co-founder Maria Cheng) brings together tai-ji forms, storytelling, stir-fry cooking, and stand-up comedy to demonstrate the spiritual difficulties that Chinese-American women face. Beheaded Barbie dolls may or may not also be involved.
Spirit and Sworded Treks reminds us of the complexity we possess as human beings. Ms. Cheng engages us so deeply that we are sitting hoping that the play will not end, and she will continue unravel complex and beautiful stories to keep us enthralled.
La Esquinita: USA | Ruben C. Gonzalez
Friday April 24 & Sunday April 26 in theAngelica Martinez Performance Hall
Ruben C. Gonzalez' live stage art is transcendent, exhilarating in its simplicity, yet full of emotional depth. Gonzalez bills his work as "socio/spiritual theatre for a new age.
La Esquinita: USA is an imaginary financially depressed town; it is Anywhere, USA. It is peopled with eleven quirky characters from the barrio, male and female, aged and youthful, all seeking identity, connection and peace.
Do You Know Who I Am? | Scripted by Kirsten Wilson - Motus Theatre
Sunday April 26 in theFrank Trujillo Salon del Arte
Do You Know Who I Am? is the acclaimed new performance encouraging discussion on immigration in Colorado. It is scripted by Kirsten Wilson from monologues written by undocumented immigrants and performed by these writers. Come hear Juan Juarez, Victor Galvan, Oscar Juarez, Ana Cristina Temu and Hugo Juarez perform their immigrant experience and come prepared to better understand what it is like to be undocumented in our community. Equal parts cheering and crying. If you ever had doubts about the need for immediate immigration reform, you won't anymore."
TRIVIA QUESTION #3: Who are ALL 5 Su Teatro actors that appear in the locally shot film
Hint: We e-mailed you the answer very recently.
Fact: You could've seen them all on our stage last year.
Reply with the correct answer to win 1 XIFF XVII Festival Pass!