BendFilm Festival 2021

AIDS DIVA: The Legend of Connie Norman w/ liminal w/ My Neighbor, Miguel

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72 year old Miguel Gutierrez turns fruit cartons and pill bottles into brilliant costumes and sculptures. In My Neighbor, Miguel, he recalls his time in San Francisco during the AIDs epidemic and reflects on art, community and life after such an isolating, traumatic time that affected the entire world.

Content Warning: Sexual content.

About the Director:

Danny Navarro is a director and first-time filmmaker. In his day job, he works in creative marketing where he focuses on telling stories of underrepresented entrepreneurs around the world. He made My Neighbor, Miguel as a tribute to his former San Francisco landlord and to those who contribute to their communities.

  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Central Oregon Premiere (South of Portland and east of the Cascades), Oregon Premiere
  • Director
    Danny Navarro