Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lourdes Portillo: La Cineasta Inquisitiva

Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo is having a retrospective of her films and videos at the The Museum of Modern Art (for film discounts, click here) now through June 30. For over 30 years, Lourdes Portillo’s award-winning films have explored Latin American, Mexican, and Chicano experiences and social justice issues. She has produced and directed over a dozen works in her signature hybrid style as a visual artist, investigative journalist, and activist. In addition to her Academy Award® nomination, her films have also been awarded the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize; International Documentary Association’s Distinguished Documentary Award; The Nestor Almendros Human Rights Prize; San Francisco Film Festival Golden Spire Award; and Films de Femmes, Creteil, Audience Award/Women’s Journalists’ Award.




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