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World Premiere


Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

USA | 80 min | 2023

In the early 2000's Moises is dying of AIDS and requests one last trip with his friends, where intimate secrets are revealed.

His name is Moises, but his friends call him Moe. He’s having a going away party because he's dying of AIDS. He’s a theater artist working on a one man show. He invites his closest friends over for his "going away for good" party, but his plans go awry when his best friend, who has given himself to the Lord, and his ex, who he hasn’t seen in 15 years, show up. All the while his alter ego, a torch singing drag queen, wants to take him for "the ride of his life".

First produced for the stage in 2002, Moe (then entitled "Dementia") won the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Theater Production in Los Angeles, and garnered four Ovation Award nominations.
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José Luis Valenzuela is an award-winning theater director and has been a visionary and an advocate for Chicanx/Latinx Theater for over 30 years. He has directed critically acclaimed productions at major theaters both internationally and nationally including the LATC where he created the Latino Theatre Lab in 1985 and the Mark Taper Forum where he established the Latino Theater Initiative in 1991. He directed the short film "How Else Am I Supposed To Know I'm Still Alive", and the critically acclaimed feature film Luminarias released in 2000 by New Latin Pictures.
Type of Film Feature
Country of Origin USA
Year Film Was Completed 2023
Runtime 80 min
Social media Handles Instagram & Facebook: @MoeFeatureFilm
Director Jose Luis Valenzuela
Produced by Sal Lopez
Written by Evelina Fernandez
Cinematography Jenner Hofmann ASC, AMC
Edited by Drew Mylar
Music by Robert J. Revell
Sound Design Lionel ball, Oliver L. Moss, Ernest J Sounders III
Art Direction Yolanda Gonzales
Main Cast Sal Lopez (Moe), Tonantzin Esparza (Tamara), Geoffrey Rivas (Eddie), Danny De La Paz (Martin), Lucy Rodriguez (Alice), Richard Coca (Lupe), Evelina Fernandez (Raquel)