Talk: Los Frikis

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 6 – 7:30 pm

220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

In partnership with QUEER, ILL + OKAY, the MCA presents a conversation between Radio Ambulante's Luis Trelles and documentary filmmaker Vladimir Ceballos with special guests Gerson Govea and Yoandra Cardoso, who were part of a group of punk rockers in Cuba who intentionally gave themselves HIV. This talk looks back at the 'Special Period' - a decade of desperation when Soviet support was withdrawn from the Cuban government and HIV+ individuals were moved to state-run sanatoriums - and the ways life in sanatoriums afforded the artistic freedom to speak out against those in power. The program will be presented in Spanish and English.