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Whether they are real or imaginary, physical or intangible, boundaries divide and disquiet in Femme Frontera, a ravishingly well-told, deeply felt series of narrative and documentary shorts from Latina filmmakers living along the US-México border. Resisting stereotypical, hyper masculine depictions of the Latina experience that so often reduce characters of color to the status of flimsy cardboard cutouts, the directors of Femme Frontera prioritize feeling and style ahead of plot, cultivating tactile emotional realities onscreen that address–in part–the illogic behind man-made walls. “These films revise the cultural narrative entirely through the simple act of showing the truth,” Femme Frontera founder Angie Tures writes. "The six women filmmakers of Femme Frontera are unapologetic in their portrayals of sacrifice, perseverance, sexism, bigotry, and radical hope."

- Review, Indie Grits Film Festival

 

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Femme Frontera founder and filmmaker, Angie Reza Tures wanted to host a private screening for friends and family upon the completion of her short film, Memory Box. Thinking that it would be way more fun to host a screening with friends, she reached out to some of her favorite filmmakers in El Paso and asked them to be a part of the screening. What transpired became an exhibition celebrating female filmmakers from the El Paso-Juarez U.S.-Mexico border region called the Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase. It premiered at the Alamo Drafthouse on August 1st, 2016 and sold out within ten days. It has since screened as part of the 2016 the UTEP International Cultural Festival, the 2017 Women's March - Boundless Across Borders festival and played to a packed house on January 26th, 2017 at the Los Angeles Echo Park Film Center. Now a collective, the filmmakers will continue to tour the Showcase through 2017, host the 2nd Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase, and continue to advocate for women's voices on the border through media education workshops and community outreach.   

         

Femme Frontera is Angie Reza Tures, Ilana Lapid, Iliana Sosa, Jazmin Harvey, Jennifer Lucero, and Laura Theresa Bustillos Jáquez.

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About


 

Whether they are real or imaginary, physical or intangible, boundaries divide and disquiet in Femme Frontera, a ravishingly well-told, deeply felt series of narrative and documentary shorts from Latina filmmakers living along the US-México border. Resisting stereotypical, hyper masculine depictions of the Latina experience that so often reduce characters of color to the status of flimsy cardboard cutouts, the directors of Femme Frontera prioritize feeling and style ahead of plot, cultivating tactile emotional realities onscreen that address–in part–the illogic behind man-made walls. “These films revise the cultural narrative entirely through the simple act of showing the truth,” Femme Frontera founder Angie Tures writes. "The six women filmmakers of Femme Frontera are unapologetic in their portrayals of sacrifice, perseverance, sexism, bigotry, and radical hope."

- Review, Indie Grits Film Festival

 

Our Story

Femme Frontera founder and filmmaker, Angie Reza Tures wanted to host a private screening for friends and family upon the completion of her short film, Memory Box. Thinking that it would be way more fun to host a screening with friends, she reached out to some of her favorite filmmakers in El Paso and asked them to be a part of the screening. What transpired became an exhibition celebrating female filmmakers from the El Paso-Juarez U.S.-Mexico border region called the Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase. It premiered at the Alamo Drafthouse on August 1st, 2016 and sold out within ten days. It has since screened as part of the 2016 the UTEP International Cultural Festival, the 2017 Women's March - Boundless Across Borders festival and played to a packed house on January 26th, 2017 at the Los Angeles Echo Park Film Center. Now a collective, the filmmakers will continue to tour the Showcase through 2017, host the 2nd Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase, and continue to advocate for women's voices on the border through media education workshops and community outreach.   

         

Femme Frontera is Angie Reza Tures, Ilana Lapid, Iliana Sosa, Jazmin Harvey, Jennifer Lucero, and Laura Theresa Bustillos Jáquez.

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