Señorita Cinema Film Festival

Filmmaker and arts activist Stephanie Saint Sanchez is the brains behind the Señorita Cinema Film Festival. Entering its third year, Sanchez’s La Chicana Laundry Pictures is posting up alongside Aurora Picture Show to present the all-Latina fest. Handpicked by a host of jurors that included Margarita de la Vega-Hurtado and Alfred Cervantes, this year’s program features 11 films including No Kids. No Cryby Fanny Veliz, a comedy that examines child support from the point of view of three single dads.

There’s also the documentary The Moon Song of Assassination by Dolissa Medina, a chronicle of the life and death of the Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez. The film combines appropriated news accounts, performance footage and 1960s NASA imagery to tell the story of Selena’s ascension into America’s pantheon of martyred cultural figures and the moment when “the Big Bang began not with a bang, and not with a boom, but with the biddi biddi bom bomof Yolanda’s gun.” 7 p.m. Talento Bilingüe de Houston, 333 South Jensen. For information, visit www.senoritacinema.com. Free to $8.
Sat., Aug. 27, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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