El Flaco continues its run as an Official Selection premiering at the Cinema Burrito Film Festival in Medellin, Colombia, this Saturday, July 8th, 2017. El Flaco will screen along with ten other short films showcasing the border community of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. The festival will take place at Casa Solaris “The House of Cinema,” a space dedicated to films, it’s creation and reflection of the arts.
Cinema Burrito Film Festival, “La generación que nunca fue” (The generation that never was), will showcase shorts, stories and documentaries exclusively from eight independent filmmakers originally from the border community. The festival is organized by Alfonso Duarte, Daniela Uribe and Federico Martínez and will be presented by Folks, Cool Raccoon and Casa Solaris.
El Flaco is a documentary short that tells the story of a male prostitute on his late-20s that makes a living in the dark and gloomy streets of downtown Juarez, Mexico.
Krisstian states during an interview for Kn2s Productions that he’s delighted to bring the story of El Flaco to an international audience and is pleased that border stories are making their way to an international appeal. When asked why there is so much interest into the life of El Flaco, he says,
I think it is what I had before I filmed it; curiosity. I was curious about what a male prostitute does and doesn’t do, as if you were opening a little window to his world and honestly, it’s fascinating. Aside that fact, it might be hard to find a male prostitute working the streets in the middle of the night and even more difficult asking your mother to pay for him [Krisstian laughs, more about that story click here] but I can relate as to why people are intrigued by his story.KRISSTIAN DE LARA
El Flaco will be screening at Cinema Burrito, La generación que nunca fue:
Casa Solaris, Carrera 49 #61-70, Barrio Prado Centro – Saturday July 8th, 2017 from 6:30pm to 2am in Medellin, Colombia
Visit the Facebook event here. | Watch the trailer below or click here
More about El Flaco: Read the full interview Director Krisstian de Lara speaks about El Flaco’s premiere, ‘bad hombres’ and burritos to read the second interview Krisstian de Lara Discusses How a Male Prostitute Documentary Reflects the US/Mexico Border| Official Movie Poster | El Flaco Takes Over Sun City Film Festival | El Flaco Premieres in Boston | Krisstian de Lara Speaks About How Prostitution Documentary Came To Fruition| El Flaco Premieres in El Paso