Student News: Film by Dino Rowan ’16 & Jordan Acevedo ’18 Wins at Salem Film Fest and Rowan Exhibits in Boston LGBTQ Artists Alliance

March 16, 2016

Congratulations to current senior Dino Rowan ’16 and student Jordan Acevedo who won third place at the Salem Film Fest for their film “Stay in Trouble, Look Sharp, The Story of Mowers Barber Shop” which was selected to be screened on Friday, March 4 at the Peabody Essex Museum in the Morse Auditorium. Rowan also spoke during the Q & A session directly after the screening.  For more information, click here!

Rowan and current student Jordan Acevedo produced the documentary in collaboration with Mower’s Barbershop on Cabot Street. This was made for their Documentary I Final with Ron DiRito, Spring 2015.
Also, Rowan’s photograph, a self-portrait from his “Bond Series” (2014) has been accepted into the Boston LGBTQ Artists Alliance exhibit called “Post-Gay?” at the Distillery Gallery in South Boston, which opened March 18, 2016, and will be on display through April 16, 2016.

“With the recent legalization of gay marriage in the United States and the very public lives of trans celebrities, “Post-Gay?” is an invitation to LGBTQIA artists in and around Boston to respond to this increased visibility and consider ways they are investigating, celebrating or criticizing these changes. “Post-Gay?” considers the consequences of assimilation and progress. Where does growing mainstream acceptance leave more marginalized queer identities, and how do the myriad of LGBTQIA identities conceptualize themselves in the face of shifting cultural opinion?”

See more of Rowan’s work at