• A&E: Award-Winning Film Opens in South Florida this Weekend; Gay Actor Still Barred

    “José,” the award-winning feature film about a gay teen in Guatemala, opened to critical acclaim in New York and is coming to South Florida this weekend, but its young star will not share in the accolades.

  • Screen Savor: The Language of Love

    In Li Cheng’s “José” (Outsider Pictures), recipient of the Queer Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival, the titular character José (Enrique Salanic, making his feature film lead role debut) is a young gay man living with his devoutly religious single mother (Ana Cecilia Mota) in Guatemala City.

  • Star of Queer Guatemalan Drama ‘Jose’ Denied US entry For Film’s Premiere

    (WB) “José,” a Guatemalan film directed by Chinese-born American filmmaker Li Cheng, won multiple awards internationally during the 2018-19 international festival circuit, including the prestigious Queer Lion award at the 75th Venice Film Festival. Made in a neorealist cinematic tradition, the film is described as “a nuanced and vivid look at being gay in Central America.”