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Tackling Identity and Traditions

8/14/2019, 11:40 a.m.
“The Chunta” is a powerful new documentary that gets up close and personal with two rival dance groups as they ...
A struggle between queer identity and powerful Mexican traditions is explored in the documentary ‘The Chunta” which gets a Northwest Film Center screening on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Portland Art Museum.

In a small town in Mexico, once a year, men transform into women and become the Chunta. One group is made up of traditionalists who believe that only straight men should wear the gowns and makeup, and the other welcomes dancers of all identities– especially those who face violence for being out and proud.

The Northwest Film Center presents a screening of the documentary “The Chunta,” a powerful new documentary that gets up close and personal with two rival dance groups as they prepare for the Chunta, on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. the Portland Art Museum.

The film’s director Genevieve Roudané will be in attendance for a question and answer following the film. You can also come early for a reception that begins at 6 p.m.