La Chicana Laundry Pictures founder and filmmaker Stephanie Saint Sanchez was inspired to start Señorita Cinema by Real Women Have Curves filmmaker Josefina Lopez's Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza. Sanchez screened her film The Legend of La Llorona at the festival a few years ago and was so encouraged by the experience, she decided to launch a similar event in Houston. Now in its fifth year, Señorita Cinema is the only film festival focusing on Latina filmmakers in the state. In a bit of serendipity, Lopez was this year's Señorita Cinema's featured guest. She screened her film Detained in the Desert and led an artist workshop.
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