Sound Unseen: Queens of the Revolution

Sound Unseen presents: Queens of the Revolution, a film by Rebecca Heidenberg

Cuba/USA, 2020
Documentary, 78 min, Color
Spanish and English, with English subtitles

Thursday, November 12th, 2020, 8:00 PM CT

Purchase your virtual screening ticket ($12) to view the film for 48 hours. Use code “CLA$2” for a discount.

Director Rebecca Heidenberg will be taking part in a live virtual Q&A at 9:30 PM CT immediately following the screening.

Synopsis
Queens Of The Revolution” is a portrait of Mejunje, a cultural center in Santa Clara that paved the road for LGBTQ+ rights in Cuba. The film highlights the bravery of people who have fought for their lives and identities for decades. Meandering through the streets of Santa Clara, into the homes of drag performers and on to the stage, the film tells the story of Mejunje through a chorus of voices. This community was violently persecuted but instead of fleeing, they chose to stay and fight for change in the country they love.


Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program as a community sponsor of the 21st annual Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival. Sound Unseen is a cultural organization dedicated to the role of film and music as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Their mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema, to bridge cultures, create and expand community, provide cultural exchange, networking opportunities and educational outreach through regular interaction with great films, filmmakers, musicians and artists. This year, Sound Unseen runs from November 11-15, 2020.