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Civic Cinema and Feminist Films: Bruising for Besos

February 20, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center, Women’s Leadership and Resource Center (WLRC), and Gender and Sexuality Center.
Bruising for Besos is an intimate character study of Yoli – a charismatic Xicana lesbian making familia in a queer/trans people of color scene in Los Angeles. She's an artist at heart, and along with her best friend, Rani, she makes do with a mundane job. One night she decides to pursue, Daña, an alluring Puerto Rican woman. This romance upends the seeming calmness of Yoli's present life. She soon finds herself recreating a tumultuous past and must choose between a familiar pattern of hurt or begin to face the history that haunts her in order to learn to love "right." Film screening followed by a discussion facilitated by Iliana Figueroa, Education and Outreach Specialist at WLRC.
This program is part of the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center’s Feminist Films. Films center women and femmes, people of color, LGBTQIA+ community, those with disabilities, indigenous people and other marginalized perspectives. Each screening is accompanied by a workshop, discussion, or art-making session. Interested in partnering with us? Contact Iliana Figueroa at for more information.


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