The Houston Latino Film Festival brings a selection of recent independent Latino cinema to Houston. Highlights include Viva and:
Omar and Karina’s mother suffers a stroke during the family holidays. Abandoned and left only with luck, the siblings start a long journey to their grandmother’s house. On the way they will face a broken and divided country, wounded by mistrust, resentment and violence.
No Más Bebés
They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized. No Más Bebés tells the story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were prodded into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s. Led by an intrepid 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers faced public exposure and stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice.
Houston: March 25 - 27. Full lineup and details on their website.