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The story centers around a young Latina teenager, growing up in LA’s Echo Park neighborhood, who finds herself pregnant and kicked out of her home before her 15th birthday, forcing her to move in with her great grand uncle. She is joined by her cousin who has been kicked out of his house for coming out as gay. Under the roof of a small backyard cottage, they each face their own challenges and find support in one another. Through these personal stories Quinceañera tackles issues of affordability, gentrification, and tenants’ rights that are major challenges for Seattle today.

Seattle: Feb. 8 at Northwest Film Forum. Free screening.

Earlier Event: February 8
Broche de Oro (The Gold Brooch)
Later Event: February 9
Portland International Film Festival