Today DAA presents the European première of ‘Homeboy’ by LA film director Dino Dinco
Author: Ninette Murk
Sunday 5th of August 2012 03:55:27 AM

Great news: we have film director and Designers against AIDS supporter Dino Dinco from Los Angeles coming over to Belgium from August 5-September 3! Dino just finished a movie called ‘Homeboy’, a feature-length documentary film that examines the lives of several gay Latino men living in and around the Los Angeles area who were gang members. The movie premiered at OUTFEST in LA on the 14th of July and Designers against AIDS hosts the European première in Cinema Zuid (MuHKA) on August 8th during Antwerp Pride.


Dino Dinco  is an independent curator, filmmaker, director and artist. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Paris (2005, 2001), Los Angeles (2001) and San Francisco (2009, 2004), as well as in group shows in London, Paris, Antwerp, Hasselt, Mexicali, Santiago de Compostela, New York and Hamburg. Selections from his series “Chico” were featured at Salon Paris Photo at The Louvre, Paris (2001/2002). His images have appeared in such publications as surface, i-D, Dutch, V, Tokion, BIG, Studio Voice, Zoo, stimuli and BUTT, as well as the photography anthologies, Sample (Phaidon, 2005), Archeology of Elegance (Schirmer/Mosel, 2002) and Cross (Calloway, 2000).

Dinco wrote and directed the experimental theater piece, "Real Women Have Periods," which was performed at REDCAT's Studio: Summer 2010. He founded and co-curated the now-defunct first annual traveling international fashion film festival, 'You Wear It Well'.  Dinco's award-wining short film -- "El Abuelo" -- premiered at the Tate Modern in London, May 2008 and continues to screen in film festivals around the world. It will also be shown on August 8th in Antwerp, before ‘Homeboy’.





Directed and Produced by Dino Dinco


Feature length Documentary


TRT: 56 minutes




HOMEBOY is a feature-length documentary film that examines the lives of several gay Latino men living in and around the Los Angeles area who were gang members.  Ranging in age from their early-20s to their mid-40s, most of these men entered gangs while in their early teenage years.


The men interviewed describe their experiences with being in a gang, including sex, drug use, rape, prison time and negotiating a concept of family, the realization and acceptance of their sexual orientation, and the choices each man has made regarding both. 

Within the Latino culture, perceptions of masculinity and machismo often intertwine, illuminating parallels and differences amongst the subjects’ stories. These first-hand experiences include the transformation these men have undergone, from membership within a gang -- a world that is hyper-masculine and largely heterosexual – to coming to terms with their own homosexuality, inclusive of the stereotypes they might have experienced being both gay and Latino. 


Includes an interview with Luis J. Rodriquez, a respected Chicano poet, author, gang expert and activist, who authored the internationally best-selling memoir, Always Running: Mi Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A..


Link to the trailer:


HOMEBOY screening

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 (Antwerp Pride week)

Cinema Zuid

Lakenstraat 14

2000 Antwerpen

Tickets: 5 € (only for sale at the door)


Program for the night:


19h00 Apero at UFO

19h15 door opens

19h30 Intro by Ninette Murk (founder/creative director Designers against AIDS)

19h35 Shortmovie: El Abuelo (4 min)

19h40 Feature film: Homeboy (57 min)

20h40 Q&A (30 min)

21h30 End

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