with Ballet Folklorico
HCAF presents a pay-what-you-can screening of Luchadoras outdoors at MECA at 7:00pm. Preceded by a performance by Ballet Folklorico at 6:00pm. This program is co-presented by Houston Latino Film Festival and Goethe Pop Up Houston.
In case of bad weather, this program will be moved inside. Masks are required when entering the building.
Also available virtually for one week beginning Nov 13 at 7:30pm, for more information visit here.
Part of The Third Coast program.
Ciudad Juarez, the “Murder City”, claims thousands of victims every year as drug cartels clash with government forces in the so called “War on Drugs”. The city also coined the term femicide in Mexico and is the epicenter of a wave of murder and hate crimes on women throughout the country in which the culprits hardly ever get caught.The Film is an intimate Portrait of three courageous female wrestlers (Luchadoras) from Juarez who despite being surrounded by machismo and in constant danger both, in the ring, and in their daily life’s fight to redefine the image of what it means to be a woman in Mexico.
The short statued Mini Serinita who’s biggest dream is to become a full time Luchadora and leave the Factory work that disenfranchises so many women in Juarez for good. Lady Candy who can see the U.S side of the Border, where her daughters were taken, from the window of her house but due to visa regulations can never cross it. And Baby Star, the young single mother who was a Lucha Libre Star at an early age and now makes her way to a come back. With Mexican passion they present an image of being woman that is strong, loud and confident. They are Luchadoras, female fighters in Mexican wrestling, known as Lucha Libre.
|Country, Year||Germany, 2021|
|Director||Paola Calvo, Patrick Jasim|
|Writer||Paola Calvo, Patrick Jasim|
|Cast||Mini Serinita, Lady Candy, Baby Star|
|Runtime||90 MINS, SECS|
|Subject||Dance, The Third Coast|
MECA’s Mexican Ballet Folklorico ensembles are comprised of both youth and adults. The practice of this traditional art form helps students develop a sense of cultural pride and respect for diversity, as well as physical coordination, teamwork and confidence. These ensembles are frequently invited to perform across the Greater Houston area, and have brought home numerous competition trophies.