Join us for Community Cinema’s January film Las Marthas.
Dating from the aftermath of the Spanish-American War, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.
Afterwards we’ll discuss the film with community partners.
Please note: The program and film starts at 11am, so please plan to arrive at least a few minutes early.
Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series presents fascinating documentaries from the Emmy-Award winning PBS series Independent Lens followed by lively discussions that connect films to local organizations and resources. Films are shown from September to June every second Saturday of the month at 11am.
Support the British programs you love and join fellow viewers for an afternoon of tea and laughter hosted by our own Nick Haines. Your donation will secure your spot at the Intercontinental Hotel on January 19, 2014. It will be an afternoon of surprises mixed with tea, trivia, and talk!