La Quinceanera | Stage 13

LALIFF Gives Latinos The Starring Role For A Change

June 20, 2018

Fifteen-year-old Alejandra Santos is about to celebrate becoming a woman, but the evening of her quinceañera will not be what she or anyone in her family expects. Her father is missing and a sinister figure from a Mexican cartel shows up at the celebration, threatening everyone with merciless, brutal violence.

A blood-splattering massacre ensues; in its aftermath the young girl and her abuela set out to get revenge, going on a rampage of their own that recalls Kill Bill with a little taste of El Mariachi and Machete dark humor for good measure. La Quinceañera is from a company called Luchagore Productions, known mostly for its horror films. It’s an uber-violent ride; raw and relentless yet reverent toward the culture and characters that provide its setting. It depicts a time-honored Mexican tradition, turns it on its head and leaves it for dead. Coco, this ain’t.


Recent News

The Best Horror Series of 2022, Ranked
October 3, 2022

The Best Horror Series of 2022, Ranked

There is a huge variety in this year’s horror genre, from cannibalism and zombies, to self-referential slashers and demonic possession. While the series started in 2019, it came back in 2022 with its third season, and fans cannot get enough of it. Similar to Black Mirror, the show is a combination of various short stories that form […]

Featured on MovieWeb

"March" docuseries available for binge viewing
September 12, 2022

"March" docuseries available for binge viewing

College football season is back! What better way to get in the school spirit then binge watching all eight episodes of “March” on and The CW app. And read the review on Andscape (fka ESPN’s The Undefeated): A historically Black college and university (HBCU) band cannot be compared with any other. From the rhythms […]

Featured on ESPN's The Undefeated