Cinema Q Opening Night: Photos of Angie
USA, 2010, 55 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, GLBT
Cinema Q Film Festival Opening Night Film
Thursday, July 14th at 7pm
Presented by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
Director Alan Dominguez and various subjects from the film in-person for a post-film panel discussion and reception at X bar (included in ticket price)
Digital presentation - This haunting yet hopeful documentary tells the story of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen who was murdered in rural Greeley, Colorado in 2008. The film moves between the trial of her killer, Angie's brief life and self-discovery told through family and friends, and the fruition of national hate crime legislation with Angie's case very much in the foreground as it was the first time that a transgender murderer was successfully prosecuted under hate crime laws.
Told in five movements, one per day of the trial of Angie's killer, the film features a classical score by Mackenzie Gault of the national touring band The Flobots and additional music by L.A.-based band Ozomatli. The film reveals Angie's simple life in the context of a complicated struggle juxtaposed with her violent death at the hands of a man whose true nature is finally revealed.
This film was made entirely with the cooperation from Angie’s family.
Opening Night Welcome/Introduction: Donald Zuckerman (Dir, CO Office of Film TV & Media), video intro by Rea Carey (Exec Dir, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force)
Opening Night Q&A/Panel: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force local reps, Brandi Nieto (prosecuting attorney), Kelly Costello (Colorado Anti Violence Program), Angela Palermo (trans issues activist), State Senator Pat Steadman and family members of the film’s subject
Presented by: The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
Reception hosted by: X Bar
DIRECTOR: Alan Dominguez