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Bones of Contention

  • Varsity 4329 University Way Northeast Seattle, WA, 98105 United States (map)

Director Andrea Weiss (Emmy Winner) will be in attendance

Northwest Premiere


Running Time: 1hr 15 min

Country: USA, Spain

 LGBTQ, Mystery, History


Spanish & English w/ English subtitles

There are 120,000 victims of Franco’s regime buried in the unmarked mass graves that stretch for kilometres alongside Spain’s country roads. One of these victims is the world-renowned Spanish author Federico García Lorca, who was shot and killed by the fascists during the early days of the Spanish Civil War. The mystery that surrounds the exact location of his remains has made him a symbol for those seeking to remember and disclose the hidden stories of gays and lesbians under Franco, people who continued to be subjected to violent repression long after the end of the dictatorship. Spain is today one of the most progressive countries when it comes to homosexuality, and yet the nation still refuses to account comprehensively for its dark past before a court of law. Andrea Weiss’ sensitive film gives a voice to the victims from the LGBTQ* community. Her documentary tells their stories and their struggle for clarification, justice and human rights as well as their continued efforts to provide those who were murdered and ‘disappeared’ with a dignified burial. Impressive archive material documents this repressed history which finds a painful echo in Lorca’s poetry and music.

Note: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.  When you return to your car after the show, place your ticket stub in the yellow envelope left on your windshield. Deposit in the parking lot pay box and you’re all set to go!

Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, KUOW 94.9,  4Culture, The Stranger, KEXP 90.3.

Earlier Event: October 7
Anida y el Circo Flotante
Later Event: October 7