Happy Monday MyM community!
Check out this blog post by artist, Favianna Rodriguez. Film + Printmaking makes this the Chicana powerhouse poster of 2011!
For a pledge of $250 or higher, you can get a limited edition MyM print signed by me and Favianna. We know that's not in everyone's reach, but if you're looking to have a piece of Chicana art in your home, consider adjusting your donation to include this poster!
Aurora & MyM Team
I just completed a poster for my friend, LA filmmaker Aurora Guerrero, an HBO Award Winning director who assisted in the production of Real Women Have Curves (2002) and La Mission (2009) and whose previous work includes Pura Lengua (2005) and Viernes Girl (2005).
Aurora is now raising money for her new film project, Mosquita y Mari. http://kck.st/mosquitaymari
Set in one of the most vibrant immigrant Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Mosquita y Mari tells the story of two 15 year old Chicanas growing up in H.P. - Huntington Park. When Yolanda and Mari form an unlikely alliance, they unexpectedly experience a sexually-charged moment between them. At a loss for words, sheltered, college-bound Yolanda and guarded, streetwise Mari ignore their moment and go on to become best friends - unaware that they have set in motion an unstoppable journey of self- discovery.
Mosquita y Mari is a full-length feature film inspired by my own background. I had a few same-sex friendships throughout my youth that were very layered. How can you not have a whirlwind of feelings for your closest friends? You pick them because they’re cool, they’re nice, they’re different from the rest, they look out for you, they listen to you, and they take care of you. There’s bound to be chemistry there. Feelings of love and desire are bound to develop. It can be such a loaded relationship because we learn not to cross that line and so a lot of this tension goes unspoken.
We need your support to by May 26th. Please click here to help bring this project to light! With a contribution of $250, you get this awesome poster designed by me! Check out my video appeal below!