Title Image Disco de la Raza: A Chicano Story

A documentary by Paloma Esparza Rabinov

This feature-length film is a deep dive into the untold stories of queer Mexican-Americans during the 1970s Los Angeles disco era.

Every weekend, equipped with ten-inch Fred Slatten platforms, lace veils, and satin suits, this queer group of avant-garde trendsetters created a culture that defied traditional Latino norms and emphasized freedom, abandon, diversity, and inclusivity.

Format: 4K, 60-80 min

Budget: $368,000

Filmmakers: Paloma Esparza Rabinov (Director, Producer)
Mario Novoa (Producer)
Jeremy Cohan (Editor)
Adrian Hernandez (Cinematographer)

Distribution: LOI to distribute from PBS SoCal

Funding: This film will be made possible by private donations and community partnerships.

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