Name: Lourdes Portillo’s Selena Films presented by Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020
Date: November 15, 2020 - November 22, 2020
For the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020, Houston Cinema Arts Society features virtual and drive-in screenings of films in addition to live stream performances, interactive experiences, and Q&A and panels. This year, HCAF celebrates "Urbana," inspired by the globally popular Spanish-language genre música Urbana, which has its origin in African and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. As a part of the Urbana section for the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020 (Nov 12 - Nov 22), the virtual screening of Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena and A Conversation with Academics About Selena will be available for one week from Nov 15, 5:00 PM. Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena is a touching documentary on the life of Selena, her rise, and her tragic death. Through discussions with her family, her fans, and academics, the film palpably conveys the spirit of this artist who is so beloved in the Tejano community and beyond. A Conversation with Academics About Selena is an examination of the life and mythology of Selena through an academic lens. Five prominent feminist scholars — Sandra Cisneros, Ruby Rich, Cherrie Moraga, Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, and Rosa-Linda Fregoso — engage in a lively cultural analysis of Selena. Both films are co-presented by Aurora Picture Show.