“Love is unconditional and God created Pedro for a reason” – sister Mily Zamora to the audience after a screening Sunday night of the film Pedro at the Colony Theater.
About 400 attended Sunday night’s screening of Pedro, the new MTV film about Miami AIDS activist Pedro Zamora, who died just after appearing on the network’s reality program, The Real World, in 1994.
The screening was sponsored by the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. If you missed the movie Sunday night: Pedro will be simulcast at 8 p.m. April 1 on MTV, MTV TR3S, mtvU and LOGO with an introduction by former President Bill Clinton. It will be released June 9 on DVD.
Here’s a gallery of photos before and after the screening. All images by STEVE ROTHAUS / The Miami Herald. (Click pictures to enlarge)
Co-stars Jenn Liu, Karolin Luna and Alex Loynaz, who played Pedro.
Alex Loynaz and the real-life Mily Zamora (Pedro’s sister).
Co-star Karolin Luna and Mily Zamora.
Jenn Liu and Mily Zamora.
The actresses with Pedro’s father, Hector Zamora.
Hector Zamora and Alex Loynaz.
After the film, a standing ovation at the Colony Theater.
After the film, Kareem Tabsch, program director of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, introduces the cast and Zamora family.
Co-stars Jenn Liu, Karolin Luna and Alex Loynaz.
Mily Zamora walks to the stage.
Hector Zamora follows.
Pedro’s second sister, Maria Elena Zamora.
The cast and Zamora family.
Miami native Karolin Luna, second from left, with friends after the screening.
Friends and family greet Miami Beach-born Alex Loynaz outside the Colony.
Larry Yepez Jr. of Miami, who worked as an assistant art director on Pedro, with friends Yvette Naranjo, left, and Ruby Lopera after the screening at nearby Halo Miami off Lincoln Road.