Press Release

Sin Cinta Previa: Latin(a) & Queer Archive Video Series, is a month-long screening/discussion series focused on the voices and experiences of Latin(a)x women and queer video art/filmmakers from the 1960s to the early 1990s. As a way to redress the invisibility of Latinx, queer and women’s historic contributions to political and artistic resistance this series focuses on vital works of empowerment and thoughtful evocation from Latin American, Caribbean, Chicana, Latina, feminists and queer filmmakers from Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States. Conversation will be held with several artists including Lorena Barrera Enciso, Tamara Becerra Valdez, Giselle Mira-Diaz, Sarita Hernández, Silvia Malagrino and Nancy D. Sánchez at Comfort Station, June 3 – 27. 


These educational screenings and discussions programmed by Jose Luis Benavides as part of the Art Leaders of Color Network’s The POWER Project. All events will be held at Comfort Station (2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue). More information and full Sin Cinta Previa schedule at www.sincintaprevia.com.

Events sponsored by Video Data Bank. The full POWER Project schedule and list of event descriptions are available online. Facebook invite here.

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About the programmer:
Jose Luis Benavides came to curate this program through investigations into the story of his single, working-class mother’s resilience and defiance. His mother growing up in Chicago as a lesbian and migrant from Mexico City. His mother was institutionalized in Chicago during the mid-1970s for being a lesbian and distraught teen. In the midst of completing an experimental documentary telling her story, Benavides came to collect and investigate the works of various Latina video artists and filmmakers, piecing together the idea and links for Sin Cinta Previa.

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