Lourdes Portillo’s Selena Films

Presented in Partnership with Aurora Picture Show

with Lourdes Portillo

Nov 15, 2020, 05:00 PM Eventive Virtual Platform $10.00 Get Tickets

Presented in Partnership with Aurora Picture Show.

Corpus: A Home Movie For Selena

Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena explores the mass adulation and explosive posthumous recognition of Selena Quintanilla, the Tejano singer murdered by the president of her fan club in 1995. Pushing beyond the mainstream media’s fascination with her violent death, Portillo interviews Selena’s family and friends as well as the devoted fans that pilgrimage to Selena’s grave in Corpus Christi, Texas, to pay homage to the slain star. Moving and provocative, this humble investigative portrait explores Selena’s cultural significance as a pop icon and shines a light on the hopes, fantasies, fears, and realities of young Latinas today.

This film can be viewed globally.

Country, Year United States, 1999
DirectorLourdes Portillo
LanguageEnglish, English Subtitles, Spanish
Runtime46 MINS, SECS
GenreDocumentary
SubjectUrbana
Event TypeCompilation, Film

A Conversation with Academics About Selena

A Conversation with Academics about Selena is an examination of the life and mythology of Selena through an academic lens. Five prominent feminist scholars, Sandra Cisneros, Ruby Rich, Cherríe Moraga, Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, and Rosa-Linda Fregoso engage in a lively cultural analysis of Selena, the Tejana pop star who was killed in 1995 by a friend who was the president of her fan club. As the academics try to separate the mythology of Selena from the young woman pressured by her father into a singing career, they confront their own cultural ideology and familial influences.

This program can be viewed globally.

Country, Year United States, 1999
DirectorLourdes Portillo
ProducerLourdes Portillo
LanguageEnglish
Runtime59 MINS, SECS
GenreDocumentary, Short
SubjectUrbana
Event TypeCompilation, Film