In collaboration with Outsider Pictures, The Civic Theatre presents José by Li Cheng. By renting this movie online, you are supporting independent cinema and helping us get through this difficult time. The distributor will be sharing revenue directly with The Civic Theatre. Our doors are closed but we insist that your imaginations remain open. Thank you for keeping the art of cinema alive!
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ABOUT THE FILM
Awards and Festivals
Winner of the Queer Lion at Venice Film Festival and Best Film at Boston LGBT Film Festival, among others; and selection of Miami Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, El Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Havana, Cuba), Outfest Los Angeles, Hong Kong International Film Festival, and many more.
“With every kiss on the neck or touch of the hand, Cheng inserts muted sensuality to the love story.” – The Wrap
“A near-perfectly-observed character study with a vivid and novel sense of place.”- Roger Moore Movie Nation
“While the film’s characters are all realized by finely tuned performances, special mention must be made of Salanic for his complex and truly superb work as José.”- RogerEbert.com
“A touching debut…sexually frank in an honest, fresh fashion.”- Screen Daily
“Raw and authentic.” – Remezcla