Above, festival Executive Director Franc Castro, Men to Kiss star-filmmaker Frank Christian Marx and festival board Chairman Michael Toomey before the screening. Afterward, Marx answered audience questions.
Men to Kiss made it's American debut at the screening, which was sponsored in part by Equality Florida.
Click the photo to view a gallery from the Men to Kiss screening. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.
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Sheldon Larry's audacious, raunchy and big-hearted musical-with songs by Beyonce's music director Kim Burse and her choreographer Frank Gatson Jr.-takes us into the fabulously funky world of voguing. The setting is contemporary downtown L.A., where our hunky, homeless hero Brad is discarded by his homophobic mom. Out on the streets, Brad falls in with the members of The House of Eminence, ruled by the stern aging diva Queef Latina.
Who is more fit to raise a child: a convicted killer or a lesbian? In 1995 a judge in Pensacola, Florida declared the father, a convicted killer, was more fit; even though he did not know what grade his daughter was in nor what school she attended. This is the story of that case and its aftermath.
Documentary Director E. Brach spent 3 years in Havana filming Chino, a deaf-mute who works on a farm. Together Chino and his deaf-mute friends and wife go over the pros and cons of him fleeing Cuba to join Jose. Jose is gay Mexican who has fallen in love with Chino and is ready to help him leave the country and obtain papers to work in Mexico. Jose wonders if Chino loves him or if he just wants to earn a better life and send money back to his needy wife and young children. As the months go by, we get to know each of the protagonists more intimately.