El Flaco continues its run as an Official Selection premiering at the Cinema Burrito Film Festival in Ecatepec, Mexico, this Saturday, June 17, 2017. El Flaco will screen out in the open along with ten other short films showcasing the border community of Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. The festival will take place at Museo Arte Contemporáneo Ecatepec, a museum nearby Mexico City with no walls, with the goal of building projects to stimulate actions and reflections from the cause and effects that take place in Ecatepec.
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, Museo Arte Contemporáneo Ecatepec, Flor del Desierto and Rotuladora Mexicana, and Tipos.
El Flaco is a documentary short that tells the story of a late-20s male prostitute 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 Juarez has been in the international spotlight for all these years, he says,
Juarez, Mexico has been known internationally as the eye of the hurricane due to the historic high wave of violence, crime against women, and the war among the drug cartels. Unfortunately, these events have become iconic to the city and have been portrayed in this negative light in various forms of media for years. Juarez might not be perfect and it will continue to seek social justice and economic growth like any other developing city in Mexico, but I know their people, I’ve worked with them, I’ve eaten burritos with them and they are not drug dealers or ‘bad hombres.’
KRISSTIAN DE LARA
El Flaco will be screening at Cinema Burrito, La generación que nunca fue:
Museo Arte Contemporáneo Ecatepec – Saturday June 17, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9pm in Ecatepec, Mexico.
The screening will take place at Plaza Juárez, on the corner of 5 de mayo in Santa Clara Coatitla.
Visit the Facebook event here. | Watch the trailer below or click here
More about El Flaco: To read the full interview click here| 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 | Krisstian de Lara Discusses How a Male Prostitute Documentary Reflects the US/Mexico Border