Today is the opening night of the Second Annual Rock and Sexual Diversity Film Festival, which features film screenings, musical performances, a fashion show, and several dance parties.
According to co-organizer Artemisa Téllez, the festival aims to create a space that is welcoming for the GLBT punks, emos, darketos (goths), and others who may not feel at home in more mainstream gay venues. “There are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people who may mostly go to straight venues because they prefer the scene there to what they find in the Zona Rosa. This festival is an event for them, but one that is explicitly gay.”
The festival begins tonight at 5:30 at Buzón de Arte in la Romita. Highlights for tonight included screenings of Todd Hayne’s cinematic tribute to glam rock Velvet Goldmine (at 6:00 pm), a screening of the black and white John Waters cult classic Mondo Trasho (at 9:15), as well as performances and art exhibitions in between.
There is no official website for the event, but the full schedule can be viewed here.
Buzón de Arte is located in the Romita, a small neighborhood in the northeast corner of Colonia Roma, a short walk from Metro Cuautémoc. Callejón de Romita, núm. 8, Col. Roma, between Puebla y Durango