Alt Girl Cinema: ANA MENDIETA: FUEGO DE TIERRA

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The Women’s Community Center of Central Texas created #AltGirlCinema to provide a cultural space and programming for women filmmakers, artists, and supporters. So far it’s been such a fulfilling endeavor and we’re so grateful for the attendance of the last screenings. We are excited to bring you our next film, a documentary on Cuban artist Ana Mendieta (more below).

Doors open at 6:30 pm for snacking and mingling. Screening starts at 7:00 pm.

Free childcare will be provided in a separate play area! Please request by April 14 at altgirlcinema@gmail.com.

Suggested donation $5.
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ANA MENDIETA: FUEGO DE TIERRA
This beautiful video is a portrait of the life and work of Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta. Mendieta used her own body, the raw materials of nature, and Afro-Cuban religion to express her feminist political consciousness and poetic vision. Interview footage with Mendieta and her own filmed records of her earthworks and performances are incorporated to render a vivid testament to her energy and extraordinary talent after her tragic, untimely death in 1985.

Directed by Kate Horsfield, Nereyda Garcia-Ferraz, and Branda Miller
United States, 1987, 52 minutes, Unrated
In English and Spanish. Available with English or Spanish subtitles.
Short clip: http://www.vdb.org/titles/ana-mendieta-fuego-de-tierra

Short film screening before the feature with filmmaker and actor in attendance.
Santa Madre Sálvanos by Andrea Zarate
Austin, 2015, 3min

Program triggers: nudity, sexual abuse against women, unsettling imagery
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#AltGirlCinema brings an alternative cinematic representation of women’s lives to Austin through monthly screenings. Alt Girl deviates from the mainstream, screening contemporary art films across a plethora of genres, including horror, sci-fi, documentary, experimental, and more. Alt Girl stresses the importance of complex characters giving a multidimensional view of womanhood in today’s society. Alt Girl Cinema is a program of the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.