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Sat, Jun 17


The Blake Lofts

Screening of Documentary Film "MAJA"

A short film about multi-disciplined, Latinx artist Milton "Maja" Jurado. The film chronicles Maja's journey as an undocumented young gay man coming from Ecuador to Los Angeles in the early 1970's, finding his place within the city beginning with Self-Help Graphics & Art.

Screening of Documentary Film "MAJA"
Screening of Documentary Film "MAJA"

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

The Blake Lofts, 1901 Blake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA

About the Event

MAJA, a short film produced by Elysian Valley Arts Collective and directed by Cindy "Mimi" Phan documents Echo Park Latinx artist Milton "Maja" Jurado's journey as a young, undocumented gay artist moving to America from Ecuador, his experiences during Los Angeles' Chicano Art Movement and the early days of Self-Help Graphics & Art. 

While living in Los Angeles for over fifty years, Maja finds his place as a well-respected artist creating works of art in different mediums; Masapan (Ecuadorian Bread Dough Sculpture), paintings, murals and beautfully decorated furniture. 

Maja will be exhibiting works in Masapan and paintings of iconic Los Angeles cityscapes. 

Follow Maja on Instagram: @lamajaart

Filmmaker / Director Cindy "Mimi" Phan will introduce the film. 

Indigenous musician and instrument-maker Martin Espino will perform music featured in the film and talk about his handmade instruments. Learn more at

Light refreshments will be served. 

The film is funded in part by a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. 

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