Pride Center

Film Festival Favorite to be Screened at the USU

April 21, 2014

Northridge—The Pride Center, M.E.Ch.A. and LGBTQA present a special screening of “Mosquita y Mari” on Thursday, April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the USU Theater. A facilitated discussion featuring Aurora Guerrero, the film’s writer and director, will follow the screening. This highly relevant and engaging Indie film is a coming of age story about the tender friendship between two young Chicanas growing up in Huntington Park, Los Angeles. Admission is free.

“Mosquita y Mari is important to bring to campus because it shows the diversity within the LGBTQ community,” said Pride Center Peer Mentor, Jessica Cardiel. “The film speaks on the intersection of identities such as sexual orientation, gender, race/ethnicity, and immigration status.”

The film has gained increasing notoriety since being chosen as an official selection by the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and winning Best First Narrative Feature at the 2012 Outfest Film Festival.

“This film was chosen to educate the campus community on the differences within the LGBTQ community,” said Cardiel. “It was also the voice of the students that worked to bring the film to campus with hopes to educate each other and gain a better understanding of the intersectionalities that exist within the community.”

For more information contact Pride Center Peer Mentor Jessica Cardiel at or Pride Center Coordinator Sarina Loeb at .

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