Raza Cósmica: A constellation of Latinx sci-fi cinema

Thu Oct 12 2023 at 07:00 pm to Sat Oct 14 2023 at 10:00 pm

San Antonio | San Antonio

Raza C\u00f3smica: A constellation of Latinx sci-fi cinema
Raza Cósmica: A constellation of classic and contemporary Latinx science fiction returns to venues throughout San Antonio!
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Xicanx Versus Aliens

Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Arthouse at Blue Star | 134 Blue Star

Activist/Musician Joaquín Muerte hosts a live episode of his original podcast, Xicanx Versus Aliens, an exploration of “all things UFO, cryptozoology, paranormal, occult y mas from a person of color perspective.” Special guests Carlie Guevara (Spaceship) and filmmaker Ivan Flores join Muerte to discuss Latinx sci-fi cinema. Followed by a curated selection of cosmic-infused short films. Watch trailers of each film at https://www.montevideo210.org.

El After del Mundo by Florentina Gonzalez, Spaceship by Jorge G. Camarena, Ro & the Stardust by Eunice Levis, La Curandera Cumbiambera by Ivan Flores

Raza Cósmica: Hummingbirds

Friday, October 13, 2023 | 8:00 PM

Central Library | 600 Soledad St.


Directed by Silvia Del Carmen Castaños, Estefanía “Beba” Contreras

2023, USA, 77 min

In Laredo, best friends Silvia and Beba dance through long summer nights. Stuck in the immigration process in a politically divided America, home seems fragile. But their bond is not. The half-light is a space for poetry and dreams. Filmmaker Estefanía “Beba” Contreras will be in attendance! With Joaquín Muerte spinning vinyls. Free raspas, popcorn, and water provided by the Latino Collection and Resource Center.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Jump-Start Performance Co. | 710 Fredericksburg Rd.

Watch trailers of each film at https://www.montevideo210.org.

4:00 PM | Raza Cósmica: Excursions in Afrofuturism

This vibrant selection of shorts includes films from the Democratic Republic of Congo, United Kingdom, and United States exploring Afrofuturism, memory, and resilience.

Here is the Imagination of the Black Radical by Rhea Storr, Afronauts by Nuotama Frances Bodomo, The Love Machine by Jasmine Lynea, Amina by Shanrica Evans, The Burden by Tish Arana, Mulika by Maisha Maene

6:00 PM | Raza Cósmica: Above the Clouds

A stellar collection of short films that navigate the intersections of identity, community, and esperanza. Includes sci-fi selections from Brazil, Colombia, and the United States.

Astropackers by Luisa Fernanda Velásquez, Felipe Rodriguez, Silvia Prietov; Lux Noctis by Damiana Acuña; Do Digital Curanderas Use Eggs in Their Limpias? by Roberto Fatal; Keep/Delete by Kryzz Gautier; Unliveable by Matheus Farias, Enock Carvalho

8:00 PM | Raza Cósmica: Tiempos Futuros

Tiempos Futuros (The Shape of Things to Come)

Directed by V. Checa

2021, Peru, 82 min

In a dystopian city, Teo, a twelve-year-old boy, works with his father Luis maintaining a strange machine meant to generate rain over a severely droughty city. Luis, obsessed with making the machine work, puts the machine at risk in the face of constant embargoes and threats from authorities. Teo, seeking to help his father, gets involved with a gang of young spies. Teo's new experiences make him question his father's life's purpose, and secrets about the machine come to light.

Preceded by: Yoruga

Federico Torrado Tobón, 2021, USA/Colombia, 6 min

A lonely old man pays a visit to Yoruga, one of the last animals on Earth.

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