Lourdes Portillo Retrospective
Directed by
Starring

Rated NR | Runtime 2 hours & 0 minutes

In collaboration with Violet Crowne Cinemas, Cine Las Americas presents a retrospective of work by acclaimed filmmaker and activist Lourdes Portillo. The selection includes three works by Lourdes, each with its own style and concern, commemorative of significant moments in American history. The screening will open with the short drama VIDA (1989), a reflective film that was completed less than ten years after AIDS had emerged as a major health crisis in the USA. The comedy/satire COLUMBUS ON TRIAL (1992) resurrects Christopher Columbus 500 years after 1492, and interrogates him on his “discovery” of the New World. The retrospective closes with the medium-length experimental documentary CORPUS: A HOME MOVIE FOR SELENA (1999), 20 years after its release, and in memory of the inspirational Tejana whose life was ended tragically in 1995. While these films all reference tragedies, they each also speak to the strengths inherent in human nature to ultimately survive, thrive, and celebrate life. With special guest Richard Montoya of “Columbus on Trial” in attendance. Cine Las Americas Festival Badge and Pass Holders: Badge and Pass policies apply. General Admission: If ticket pre-sales are closed on this page, please come to Violet Crown Cinema one hour before screening time, where remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Lourdes Portillo Retrospective
Directed by
Starring

Rated NR | Runtime 2 hours & 0 minutes

In collaboration with Violet Crowne Cinemas, Cine Las Americas presents a retrospective of work by acclaimed filmmaker and activist Lourdes Portillo. The selection includes three works by Lourdes, each with its own style and concern, commemorative of significant moments in American history. The screening will open with the short drama VIDA (1989), a reflective film that was completed less than ten years after AIDS had emerged as a major health crisis in the USA. The comedy/satire COLUMBUS ON TRIAL (1992) resurrects Christopher Columbus 500 years after 1492, and interrogates him on his “discovery” of the New World. The retrospective closes with the medium-length experimental documentary CORPUS: A HOME MOVIE FOR SELENA (1999), 20 years after its release, and in memory of the inspirational Tejana whose life was ended tragically in 1995. While these films all reference tragedies, they each also speak to the strengths inherent in human nature to ultimately survive, thrive, and celebrate life. With special guest Richard Montoya of “Columbus on Trial” in attendance. Cine Las Americas Festival Badge and Pass Holders: Badge and Pass policies apply. General Admission: If ticket pre-sales are closed on this page, please come to Violet Crown Cinema one hour before screening time, where remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.












































































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