Tonight on #OVEE Alice Walker kicks off #SheDocs online Film Festival

SheDocs_14-Mosaic_397x225_v1Get on line for the #SheDocs online Film Festival during the month of March (Women’s History Month).

“Mis Quince Años” – “Las Marthas” (Busboys and Poets) January 26

PGQ_PGSuiteQuinceañera 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 Our Speaker: “Las Marthas” filmmaker Cristina Ibarra (January 12 at the Washington DCJCC)

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]

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CIbarraCristina 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.