The Marthas / Las Marthas

Date(s) - Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

the 22nd annual UIC Chicago Latino Film Festival
Poster for 22nd UIC Latino Film Fest

  • U.S., 2013, 60 min. Documentary
  • English and Spanish w/subtitles
  • Director: Cristina Ibarra

One of the largest celebrations in the border town of Laredo, Texas, reenacts George Washington’s birthday party thrown by America’s first Lady Washington. Society daughters, most of them Mexican American, are invited to debut in elaborate gowns representing iconic figures from America’s colonial  history.

Poster: the 22nd annual UIC Chicago Latino Film Festival [PDF]

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Contact Info

Name: Edith Tovar
Phone: (312) 996-3095


The UIC Chicago Latino Film Festival is presented in collaboration with the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago. We thank our sponsors: UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program, Honors College; and student organization co-sponsors Ballet de Colores, Fearless Undocumented Alliance, Heritage Garden Student Group, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Omega Delta Phi, and Sigma Lambda Beta.

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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