Screening: Femme Frontera: Short Films Showcase


Thursday, February 22, 7pm 

At The Guild Cinema; 3405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque
Tickets: $8 / $5 students and seniors 

Angie Reza Tures and other guest filmmakers introduce this film screening on the subject of how women filmmakers are interacting with issues connected with the US-Mexico border. Femme Frontera is a collective of six women filmmakers from the US-Mexico border dedicated to inspiring and empowering female filmmakers from both sides of the border. Whether they are real or imaginary, physical or intangible, boundaries divide and disquiet in Femme Frontera, a ravishingly well-told, deeply felt series of narrative and documentary shorts. Resisting stereotypical, hyper masculine depictions of the Latina experience that so often reduce characters of color to the status of flimsy cardboard cutouts, the directors of Femme Frontera prioritize feeling and style ahead of plot as they explore border experiences. As a collective, Femme Frontera, advocates for women's voices through its annual showcase, media education workshops and community outreach.