seated male dressed in a ball gown surrounded by elegant and sparkly dance decorations in a pink and purple hue

Quinceñera exhibit film series: Vida (2020)

Vida (2020, Episode 20, dir. Tanya Saracho) - 45 min

Discussion with Dr. Michael DeAnda, DePaul University, and Silvana Scott, University of Texas Austin

Lyn (Melissa Barrera) throws Marcos (Tonatiuh) a double quinceañera for his thirtieth birthday. An extravagant party inspired by 80s telenovelas and 90s music, which he proclaims is "a right of passage that little Marquitos only dreamed of."

Lyn (Melissa Barrera) planea una “doble quinceañera” para los treinta años del cumpleañero Marcos (Tonatiuh). Una fiesta extravagante e inspirada por las telenovelas de los años 80 y la musica de los años 90, Marcos la declara “un rito de iniciación de cual Marquitos solo había soñado.”

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