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Movie Night: Lesbians of Buenos Aires

Join allgo for the movie screening and discussion of Lesbians of Buenos Aires

December 8, 2009
6:30 pm
allgo offices,
701 Tillery St. Suite A1, Austin, TX 78702

Free. Donations accepted.
Snacks provided

This incredibly potent documentary film provides a glimpse into the women´s dreams, hopes, desires and obligations. From a lesbian soccer coach to a lesbian activist and mother, each of the women featured have contended with discrimination and invisibility, though none has compromised her sexuality. They share stories about their first fantasies, the consequences of coming out, the desire to have kids, and of love between women in a culture of machismo.

Call 521-472-2001  for more information.

Thanks to Austin Free-Net for providing equipment for this event.

allgo Presents: Promised Land

December 4 & 5, 2009             8:00 PM

December 11 & 12, 2009        8:00 PM

PROMISED LAND is the story of one queer Latino boy’s search for love, liberation, and a working toilet in the Tennessee woods. After years spent looking for romance in the wilderness of San Francisco, Austin performer Rudy Ramirez traveled to Radical Fairyland, a haven for the queerest of the queer in the Appalachian mountains. The next 24 hours changed his life forever. Now he’s taking audiences with him (don’t worry, it’s only an hour this time). to experience the vegan pot pie dinners, radical queer ninjas, freezing cabins, mountains covered in vanilla frosting, a store called Gay Identities ‘r’ Us, and, most terrifying of all, outhouses. It’s a story of finding yourself–and maybe even someone to make out with–in the most unlikely of places.

RUDY RAMIREZ is a writer, performer, and director living in Austin, Texas. After getting his start at Camp Camp Queer Performance, he became a founding member of Spike Gillespie’s The Dick Monologues (2007-2009), playing to sold out houses in Austin and Dallas, and served as director for the show after the first year. His performance at 5 Things Austin got him an invite for their anniversary show in Sept 2009. He is the co-writer with Laura Freeman of the musical Luna Tart Died (2008), and has created performance pieces for The Rhizome Collective, Radical Encuentro, and most recently The Austin Bike Zoo, creating and directing Wheels of Wonderland (2009), which Russ Hartman of AustinDaze called, “a great representation of why I love this town . . . a production of shining creativity.” As an actor, he has worked with humdrum collective and is a member of The Vortex Company. Ryan Johnson of says, “when he’s on stage, he steals the show . . . with the audience enjoying every minute of it.” PROMISED LAND is his first full length one-man show.

PROMISED LAND: A Radical Queer Revival
One boy’s search for love, liberation and a working toilet in the Appalachian woods.
Written and Performed by Rudy Ramirez
Directed by Bree Perlman
Dec 4th-12th (Fri-Sat) at 8pm
The New Movement: 1819 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX
Recommended Donation: $5-$10

Talk back facilitated by allgo on December 11, 2009

Walk Like A Man – The Play is the first African American lesbian play to be performed Off-Broadway.  It features a culturally diverse cast who alternately employs drama and comedy to portray labels, issues, and stereotypes in LGBTQ relationships such as Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell, sexual identity and runaway youth, love and religious controversies (homosexuality and religion) , same-sex domestic violence, safe sex, HIV/AIDS, affairs in the workplace, and more.
Walk Like A Man- The Play is written, produced, and directed by Laurinda D. Brown, winner of  the 2006 Lambda Literary Award for “Best Lesbian Erotica” and winner of the 2006 Urban Spectrum Award for “Best Fiction by A Woman of Color”.