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Quinceañera can cost as much as a wedding. But the Prince George’s County’s Department of Parks and Recreation has made the Quinceañera affordable for girls as part of the 12 week “Mis Quince Años” program. “Besides offering a very complete and tailored youth program that also embraces family and cultural values, we try to fulfill the recreational needs of teen girls,” because many teen girls do not participate in after-school recreational activities,“ says the program director Lourdes Sulc. The culminating event is the Quinceañera. Read more.
Find out more about the “Mis Quince Años” program following ITVS Community Cinema [DC] screening of LAS MARTHAS, Sunday, January 26 at 5 PM, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW. Reserve using the form below or call 202-939-0794.
Meet Cristina Ibarra in person at the ITVS Community Cinema preview screening of LAS MARTHAS 3 PM Sunday, January 12 at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. [Reserve on Eventbrite]
Cristina Ibarra (Director/Producer) Cristina Ibarra is an award-winning Chicana filmmaker from the U.S./Mexico border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Her critically acclaimed documentary, The Last Conquistador, had a national broadcast on PBS’s P.O.V. Her short narrative film, Dirty Laundry: A Homemade Telenovela, won multiple awards at festivals and was broadcast nationwide on the PBS television series ColorVision. Ibarra wrote and directed the narrative minifilm Wheels of Change for the New York International Latino Film Festival to play before every feature film screening. Latino Public Broadcasting funded her comedic interstitial Grandma’s Hip Hop. She is a founding member of Fulana, a Latina interdisciplinary collective, where she created award-winning satirical shorts. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships from, among others, the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, CPB/PBS Producer’s Academy, NALIP’s Latino Producers Academy, and Creative Capital. Ibarra is also the writer/director of the feature film-in-development, Love & Monster Trucks.
a film by Cristina Ibarra
Dating from the aftermath of the U.S.-Mexico War, the annual colonial-inspired Martha Washington Society debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other. These young women are fitted, dressed, and presented in glittering colonial style ball gowns that weigh 50 pounds or more.
Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration. Produced and directed by Cristina Ibarra, Las Marthas premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, February 17, 2014 (George Washington’s birthday), 10 PM ET on PBS (check local listings.) Three preview screenings are scheduled for Community Cinema [DC] starting January 7 (Hill Center). See full schedule below or click on the links in the side bar.
Tuesday, January 7 at 7 PM, Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE)
Sunday, January 12 at 3 PM, Washington DCJCC (1529 16th Street, NW) – filmmaker Cristina Ibarra will join the Q&A by audio phone
Sunday, January 26 at 5 PM, Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street, NW)