Here we go Yo! Señorita Cinema, The All Latina Festival is back for our Big 5 and it's time to celebrate!
NEW THIS YEAR! Senorita Cinema teams up with
The East End Studio Gallery for an evening of Arte and Fun!
THURSDAY AUGUST 27th
East End Studio Gallery
708C Telephone Rd, HTX, 77023
FRIDAY AUGUST 28th OPENING NIGHT AWESOMENESS
AN EVENING WITH JOSEFINA LOPEZ!
Opening Night August Friday 28th
Rice Media Center
Reception 6:30 Film at 7:30
Josefina will present her film
Detained in the Desert.
Followed by a Q & A/ Talkback
GET TICKETS HERE
Josefina López is best known for authoring the play and co-authoring the 2002 SUNDANCE AWARD WINNING film Real Women Have Curves. Josefina started her writing career at 17 and has had over 80 productions of her many plays throughout the country. Josefina has been working as a professional screenwriter in Hollywood for almost 25 years with countless development deals and screenplay assignments. She has worked with many established Producers like Norman Lear (All In the Family) and Michael McDonald (American Crime) to bring Latinos to television. Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico in 1969, Josefina Lopez was five years old when she and her family migrated to the United States and settled in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Josefina is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, has an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Film & Television, and has a Diplome de Cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. Josefina was undocumented for thirteen years before she received Amnesty in 1987 and eventually became a U.S. Citizen in 1995.
Josefina is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including a formal recognition from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s 7th Annual “Women Making History in Hollywood” in1998; and a Screenwriting Fellowship from the California Arts Council in 2001. She and Real Women Have Curves co-author George LaVoo won the HUMANITIES PRIZE for Screenwriting in 2002, The Gabriel Garcia Marquez Award from L.A. Mayor in 2003, and the Artist-in-Residency grant from the NEA/TCG for 2007.
Josefina is the Founding Artistic Director of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights which is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary. At CASA 0101 her commitment is to present plays that celebrate and shatter the myths and stereotypes of Women and Latinos and she teaches playwriting and screenwriting to a new generation of Latino and women artists.
Josefina is presently developing the musical version of Real Women Have Curves for Broadway. Her first novel titled Hungry Woman in Paris came out in 2009. Her two plays collections Real Women Have Curves & Other Plays and Detained in the Desert and Other Plays as well as her countless books can be found on Amazon. She wrote a play to protest SB1070 titled Detained in the Desert, which she produced as a film and which won best Feature at the Los Angeles International Women’s Film Festival. She is working on numerous writing projects for the stage, screen and for print. For more information please go to Josefinalopez.co & casa0101.org.
Rice Media Center is
located at the corner of University Blvd and Stockton, entrance #8 on the Rice University Campus
Detained in the Desert parallels two completely different people: Sandi Sanchez, a second-generation dark skinned Latina, and Lou Becker, an inflammatory talk show radio host, who find each other lost in the desert and discover their humanity and the true plight of migrants crossing the Arizona desert.
Workshop: Where is the story? Creating and connecting.
Arte with Josefina Lopez
Saturday August 29th 3-5pm East End Studio Gallery 708C Telephone Rd, HTX, 77023
Josefina Lopez leads an open discussion/workshop on the joy and challenges of creating with your authentic voice. LIMITED SEATING PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW.
SATURDAY AUGUST 28th LIVE FROM HOUSTON TEXAS,
IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT SUPER SHORTS!
It’s ladies night and the feeling is right! Señorita Cinema is back for their 5th big go around this year with a screening featuring all independent Latina-made shorts from here there and everywhere. Rumor has it there may even be a historical space western comedy this year! Doors open at 7PM, so come early and check out the Mini Mercado with local artisan made goodies and community partners. GET TICKETS HERE
Check out highlight reel of some the dynamite shorts featured
in past senorita cinema festivals.
in past senorita cinema festivals.
SUNDAY AUGUST 30th MYSTERY MATINEE LIVE PERFORMANCE AND FILM FIESTA
Join us This Sunday at 2 pm 14 Pews as we close out this year's celebration with exciting performances and film that explore what it is to be Latina. Performers to be announced soon. Traditional Mexican Pan Dulce y Chocolate for your enjoyment. Get Tickets Here