by Tom Nguyen
Cry Now, a new film directed by Alberto Barboza and produced by Cinético Productions, is premiering Saturday, July 26, 9:00pm, at the New Filmmakers LA Film Festival. The romantic feature film follows Vincent, an LA street artist, who falls in love with Luzy, a tattoo artist. Set in the culturally rich neighborhood of Boyle Heights, it’s great to see the eclectic Chicano music and arts community we love so much featured on the big screen for wider audiences!
Familiar community fixtures like Self Help Graphics and art by famed LA graffiti muralist El Mac are in the film as well as live performances by two of our favorite independent LA artists, Irene Diaz, Quetzal Guerrero, Very Be Careful, and many more. The film is also the last performance of Lupe Ontiveros and is dedicated to her memory.
Cinético Productions is dedicated to telling Chicano and Latino stories and it’s so important to support independent film-making like this that showcases richer perspectives of our diverse communities than what we see in Hollywood and mainstream TV. Please come out to support the world premiere screening and spread the word! Buy the $6 tickets here (Make sure to select “Feature Program Admission”).