FRIENDS OF MICHELTORENA
is hosting a special screening of
Thurs, March 5 at 6pm
1511 Micheltorena St, LA, CA 90026
Film producer, Erin P., is screening her critically acclaimed PBS film LAS MARTHAS as an FOM fundraiser.
Tickets are $2 for adults. Kids get in free.
Pizza & drinks sold, starting at 5pm.
Open to everyone in the community. Film suitable for kids 8 years and older. Babysitting provided for free.
Las Marthas is a PBS/Independent Lens documentary about an extraordinary rite of passage in Laredo, Texas for teenage Mexican-American debutantes — who dress up like Martha Washington and other historical figures — in honor of George Washington’s birthday.
The film unveils the layers of this 114 yearold tradition, as questions arise regardingbiculturalism and the performance of identity.
The New York Times: “A striking alternative portrait of border-town life.”
IndieWire: “A fascinating coming of age story.”
Filmmaker Magazine: “An unlikely and unexpected tribute to America’s founding father.”
Jezebel: “Appointment viewing.”
The San Antonio Current: “A must-see film.”