Xicanx Versus Aliens

Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Arthouse at Blue Star | 134 Blue Star

Activist/Musician Joaquín Muerte hosts a live episode of his original podcast, Xicanx Versus Aliens, an exploration of “all things UFO, cryptozoology, paranormal, occult y mas from a person of color perspective.” Special guests Carlie Guevara (Spaceship) and filmmaker Ivan Flores join Muerte to discuss Latinx sci-fi cinema. Followed by a curated selection of cosmic-infused short films.

Click the posters below to view trailers of each film.

El After del Mundo

Florentina Gonzalez, 2022, France, 12 min

Spanish with English subtitles


Mankind no longer exists, only Fluor and Carlix remain, two ghosts in sportswear. They wander among the remains of an extinct civilization, one in search of a Wi-Fi connection, the other in search of the head of a giant cetacean. A story of encounters and friendship punctuated by a final playlist: that of the end of the world.


Jorge G. Camarena, 2021, USA, 19 min


When a Latina transwoman in East LA is on the verge of losing her daughter to child services, she begins to unravel as she is forced to confront her buried traumas and fears.

Ro & the Stardust

Eunice Levis, 2021, USA, 16 min

English and Spanish with English subtitles


A free-spirited teen fulfills her terminally ill grandmother’s dying wish of building a rocket ship to launch her into outer space.

La Curandera Cumbiambera

Ivan Flores, 2022, USA, 22 min


Earth has become uninhabitable. People and animals begin to vanish – those remaining suffer and mutate. Shedding his skin, Earth's dictator summons a vision to conquer the missing animals' new home world. Who will rise to challenge the Evil Leader and his dark forces?