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San Diego Latino Film Festival

Las marthas

Las marthas

Directed by Cristina Ibarra

Latino Public Broadcasting / U.S. / 2014 / Documentary / 90 mins / Spanish with English subtitles / Color / Video / San Diego Premiere

Las marthas

UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
March 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Las marthas

Digital Gym Cinema
March 23, 2014 3:15 pm

Description

The border town of Laredo hosts one of the largest celebrations of George Washington’s birthday with it’s Mexican sister-city, Nuevo Laredo. This 116-year-old tradition has transformed into a month-long jubilee epitomized by the renowned Colonial Ball. Young society girls spend a year preparing for this event, in which they will wear $30,000 gowns – the median family income of Laredo. Award-winning filmmaker Cristina Ibarra takes us on a year-long journey following two of these Mexican-American debutants, celebrating their unique personalities but also looking at the social and economic implications of the celebration they love so dearly.

Dates & Times

Las marthas

UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
March 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Las marthas

Digital Gym Cinema
March 23, 2014 3:15 pm