2009, 62 min. (Spanish with English subtitles) For Spaniards—and for the world—nothing has ex-pressed their country’s traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter’s masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport.
Visually stunning and beautifully crafted, Ella es el Matador (She is the Matador) reveals the surprising history of the women who made such a law necessary, and offers fascinating profiles of two female matadors currently in the arena, the acclaimed Maripaz Vega and neophyte Eva Florencia. These women are gender pioneers by necessity, confronting both bull and social code. But what emerges through this mesmerizing film is their truest motivation—a sheer passion for bullfighting, in the pursuit of a dream.
4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 Rose Marine Theater Las Martha s2013, 69 min. Unlike any other, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is part of a lucrative month-long festival honoring George Washington’s birthday. Las Marthas follows two young women as they prepare for this elaborate rite of passage: Laurita, a 13th-generation debutante descended from Laredo’s original Spanish land grantees who questions debutante society’s class system geared toward girls like herself; and Rosario, a high-achieving, Mexican-raised and U.S.-schooled outsider struggling to understand the elite society’s unspoken rules.
Tracing the event’s origins back to 1898, the film works to unravel why a town like Laredo – with a population that is 98% Mexican – feels such affinity for America’s Founding Father. Despite history and all odds, the celebration perseveres and flourishes thanks to the Mexican American girls who wear this gilded tradition in the form of elaborate colonial gowns. Las Marthas is a beautifully drawn and sometimes humorous, coming of age portrait of these two young women as they navigate this complex tradition in a time of economic uncertainty and political tension over immigration and border relations between the US and Mexico.
4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 Maria en Tierra de Nadie (Maria In Nobody’s Land) 2010, 86 min. (Spanish with English subtitles) An unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the US. Doña Inés, a 60 year old woman, has been looking for her daughter for five years and is following the same route her daughter took. Marta and Sandra, tired of the violence from their husbands and wanting to overcome poverty, decide to leave their families behind to travel to America - with only thirty dollars in their pockets. During their harrowing journey, the three women encounter prostitution, slave trade, rape, kidnapping and even death, in an unwavering quest for a better life.
In making this documentary, a team of six journalists and filmographers rode with migrants on the tops of trains and slept in migrant shelters. As the immigration debate continues to be a hot button issue, this film, which helps to bring understanding to these urgent issues, is essential for courses on human rights, Latin American studies, Chicano studies, immigration, labor, international studies and women’s studies, as well as for public libraries and interested community groups.
4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 East of Salinas 2016, 53 min. EAST OF SALINAS begins with 3rd grader José telling us what he wants to be when he grows up. His parents work from sun up to sun down in the heart of California's "Steinbeck Country," the Salinas Valley. With little support available at home, José often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. In fourth grade his teacher told him if he worked hard he could have a different life. Oscar won a scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley. The day he earned his degree, he bought a car and drove home to the fields. He's been teaching ever since. José is Oscar's most gifted student. But how do you teach students like José who have no place to do their homework? How do you teach a kid who moves every few months? This is what Oscar is up against every day. Oscar not only teaches his students reading, math and science, he gives them access to a world beyond their reach. But José was born in Mexico--and he's on the cusp of understanding the implications of that. As we watch this play out over three years, we begin to understand the cruelty of circumstance--for José and the many millions of undocumented kids like him.
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|SEA UN IMPACTO! De esperanza, alegria y sonrisas a las familias y a las personas de mayores de la comunidad que necesitan nuestro apoyo. Sean parte de Artes de la Rosa en colaboración con Constable Ruben Garcia en el tercer anual Constable Christmas Holiday Toy & Gift Drive.
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Fort Worth Movies That MatterLatino is a quarterly film series that celebrates the diversity that exists within the Latino culture. Each film screening begins with a light reception and is followed by a moderated discussion with local subject matter experts. Screenings will be held on the first Sunday at 4 p.m. in March, June, September and December at the Rose Marine Theater, 1440 North Main Street. MTMLatino is made possible through a collaboration between the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission and Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts and with support from the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas Fort Worth Chapter. Admission is free.
Artes de la Rosa's dedication to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the art, life, and history of Latino culture for all manifests itself in an eclectic collection of exhibits. Noteworthy among these exhibits is the annual Dia de los Muertos art exhibit which brings together artists of all backgrounds to showcase art that is significant in the representation of this Latin American tradition. Under the stewardship of Artistic Director Adam Adolfo, the Galeria de la Rosa continues to expand its presentation of Art that Matters.
The Galeria de la Rosa is open Monday-Friday from 11:00am to 6:00pm and by special appointment. The gallery is closed on United States national holidays.