NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) spotlights LGBTQ+ stories, including the world premiere of director Andrew Guerrero’s first feature film, Come Into Your Own.
The night begins with shorts program “Make Your Own Magic,” a collection of stories about magic in various forms and creating ones’ own solutions through determination, from literal magic to healing from mental illness to trying to create a small piece of a long lost better world for a child.
The evening continues with feature film Come Into Your Own, a first feature by filmmaker Andrew Guerrero and a part of InFocus: LGBTQ+ Cinema, which tells a story of the complicated ways that sexual identity can shift and the meaning attached to those shifts.
The night concludes with shorts program InFocus: LGBTQ+ Cinema, which takes viewers through a range of queer experiences through metaphor, genre, comedy and unflinching drama. Included are stories of familial acceptance, transition and finding oneself.
Shorts Program #1 – Make Your Own Magic
4:00 PM – Pre-Reception
4:30 PM – Program
6:00 PM – Audience Q&A
Feature Program – Come Into Your Own
6:15 PM – Pre-Reception
6:45 PM – Program
8:30 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: LGBTQ+ Cinema
8:45 PM – Pre-Reception
9:15 PM – Program
10:45 PM – Audience Q&A