OUTsider: Future in Flux, a transmedia LGBTQ+ festival based in Austin, TX.
Featuring- XMAP: In Plain Sight & Jesús Valles
XMAP: In Plain Sight
In Plain Sight is a coalition of 80 artists united to create an artwork dedicated to the abolition of immigrant detention and the United States culture of incarceration. A highly orchestrated mediagenic spectacle and poetic act, this project is conceived in five parts — a precisely orchestrated, moving and poetic elegy on a national scale, an interactive website, an anthology docuseries, accessible actions for the public to take to join the movement against immigrant detention and cultural partnerships producing arts-related education and engagement.
Jesús Valles presents Bullet.Fruit
A new show in development about bullets and the ghosts they leave behind, even when they kill nobody. Jesús I. Valles is a queer Mexican immigrant, educator, storyteller, and performer based in Austin, Texas, originally from Cd. Juarez, Mexico. As an actor and theatremaker, Jesús is the recipient of four B. Iden Payne awards, including Outstanding Original Script and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for their autobiographical solo show, (Un)Documents.
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Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program as a community sponsor of the 2021 OUTsider Fest. OUTsider is an Austin-based transmedia nonprofit that celebrates the bold originality and creative nonconformity of the LGBTQ+ communities through the presentation of provocative, overlooked and out-of-the-box film, dance, theater, performance art, music, writing and visual art. Through its annual festival and conference, OUTsider unites queer artists, audiences and scholars from around the globe to exchange ideas, ignite conversations, transcend boundaries and experience new pleasures through artistic discovery. This year, OUTsider Fest runs from March. 5-7, 2021.