Jessica Hoffmann

This Weekend in L.A.: Outfest's Fusion Film Festival, Mujeres de Maiz

Filed By Jessica Hoffmann | March 06, 2009 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: Butchlalis de Panochtitlan, Cheryl Dunye, Egyptian Theatre, Fusion Film Festival, International Women's Day, Las Krudas, Mujeres de Maiz, Prop 8 and the Fallacy of Single-Issue Politics

I'm looking forward to two rad events gracing Los Angeles this weekend: Fusion, an annual LGBT-people-of-color film festival presented by Outfest, and Mujeres de Maiz, an art show and performance celebrating International Women's Day at Farmlab.

Maybe I'll see some of you there? (Details on both after the jump.)

Friday night, I'll be attending the opening night of Fusion: The L.A. LGBT People of Color Film Festival, which is running all weekend at the beautiful (and wonderfully public-transit-accessible) Egyptian Theatre.

And I wish I could be there Saturday -- especially for the Underground Shorts screening -- or check out the conference running alongside the film screenings. It's been curated by groundbreaking filmmaker Cheryl Dunye (Watermelon Woman), and includes intriguing panel topics like "Prop 8 and the Fallacy of Single-Issue Politics." But, alas, I'll have to miss those events -- if any of you attend, I'd love to hear your report-backs!

Fusion is happening Friday, March 6, to Sunday, March 8, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Full schedules, ticket and venue info, and other Fusion details are here.

Sunday night, after a little meeting for the local veggie co-op I participate in, I'll be heading over to Farmlab (a local venue well worth checking out, if you haven't already) for Mujeres de Maiz. In honor of International Women's Day, there'll be performances by rad artists including Butchlalis de Panochtitlan, D'Lo, Las Krudas, and MANY more. Check out the full lineup here. Sunday, March 8, 6 to 10 p.m. at Farmlab.

Hope to see some L.A. Bilerico readers there!


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Glad to see something bringing attention to International Women's Day, Jessica! Thanks for the head's up.

Sounds great! I hope some of this makes it to the Web for those of us who aren't in the neighborhood.

Maura and Dana - Here's to wishing for cool IWD events and some of the Fusion films appearing in venues near you ...

--Jessica

Thanks Jessica......
A group of us are getting together to watch the powerful Aimee & Jaguar tonight....as a friend of our is in no shape to get to the city, and to discuss politics, of course, over wine..