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QFest 2017: Julio of Jackson Heights
Saturday, July 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Julio of Jackson Heights
Directed by Richard Shpuntoff
(2016; 90 min; USA; DVD; Not Rated)
This event is FREE, featuring an introduction by Margarita De La Vega Hurtado.
Julio Rivera, a Bronx-born Puerto Rican hustler, was murdered in a schoolyard in Jackson Heights, Queens on July 2, 1990, by three young men looking to clean up their neighborhood by ‘stretching out a gay guy’, but instead the murder sparked the coming out of New York’s largest and until then most closeted LGBTQ community.
Tickets available at the box office and online, check out the full lineup on http://www.q-fest.com