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La Churona- Saturday, October 13, 2012 6:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Museum of Art Auditorium


Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano Fall 2012 Film Series

-La Churona-

Saturday, October 13, 2012

6:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Museum of Art Auditorium

Screening presented by

Film Director and Anthropologist, Maria Cristina Carrillo


Description:   On September 10, 2006, and for the second consecutive year, every Ecuadorian immigrant celebrated the procession in honor of the Virgin of El Cisne, “La Churona”, in Madrid. Thousands of them flooded the streets to venerate their Patron Mother. The Virgin left for the procession from the San Lorenzo Church in Lavapiés – which had served as her refuge all along – but when mass came to an end, she was not allowed back in the chapel. Other churches didn’t allow her in either.This is the story of an Ecuadorian Virgin “without papers” who is looking for a place to live in Madrid (From “La Churona” website)

Awards and Film festivals participation: Winner documentary at the Consejo Nacional de Cinematografia del Ecuador (2009), Winner of the Latin American Prize first copy at the Festival de Cine de La Habana-Cuba (2009), official selection for the Festival de la Habana (2010), official selection for the Festival Internacional de Punta del Este-Uruguay (2011).


Watch the trailer: http://www.lachurona.com/trailer_esp.html

Sponsored by: the Center for Latin American Studies, the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection, and the Global Studies Center. More info: Mildred López  mfl12@pitt.edu




Carnegie Museum of Art Auditorium   4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213



As usual, we will give a short introduction of the film and after the presentation you are welcome to stay for a discussion.


Spanish with English subtitles


Some films are adult in nature and may not be appropriate for young audiences.



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