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Film about murdered transgender Greeley teen to premiere this weekend

Angie Zapata, the Greeley teen who was brutally murdered by a man because of his anti-transgender bias, will live on the big screen this weekend.

Angie Zapata
Photos of Angie Facebook page

Angie Zapata (born "Justin" in Brighton) met Allen Andrade on a networking site. Andrade, in a furious rage, beat Angie to death with a fire extinguisher. Almost two years ago, on April 22, 2009 a jury convicted Andrade of murder as well as a bias-based crime.

This local story is told by local filmmakers. Denver company Loco Lane Filmworks, helmed by Director Alan Dominguez, created this 1-hour documentary by speaking to Angie's family and friends as well as showing photographs of Angie. Scored by Mackenzie Gault (of Flobots fame) and featuring a song by L.A.-based band Ozomatli, the film focuses on Angie's life as remembered by her family as well as the trial of her killer.

For more information about the film, check out the site The film is a part of the 13th annual Xiecanindie Film Festival.

The film will be shown at:

Saturday, April 9th 7:00pm
721 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
Call for tickets 303-296-0219

Click the video (on the left, above) to watch the film's trailer.


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