Interpretations of womanhood
Plastic unlimited BagIT is an eco-documentary from REEL Thing, a film production team based in Telluride, Colorado, that specializes in bringing attention to social and environmental issues that demand a public response. BagIT explores the pervasiveness of plastic in the modern world and how it endangers wildlife, waterways, oceans and other ecosystems, as well as human health. Tracking the misadventures of world tourist, Jeb Berrier, the documentary takes a surprisingly playful approach to this very serious problem, and has been widely praised. However, the film doesn’t stop at illustrating the negative impacts of plastic proliferation; it also offers recommendations for solutions. The film is available for download on iTunes for $9.99 or for purchase as a DVD (including the version with Spanish subtitles) for $25 at bagitmovie.com/shop, where information about screening rights for public events can also be found. View the trailer at reelthing.us/bagit. The Tempe Public Library (3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe 85281; 480-350-5500) will be hosting a screening on Saturday, April 20, from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting Room B as part of their Earth Day celebration. Admission is Get more Vibe at free and appropriate for all ages.
How Latinas perceive the roles and images of women
in society and history is the theme that unites the contributions to the Third Annual Latina Art Exhibition. This international showcase of women’s art is organized by the Arizona Latino Arts and Culture Center (ALAC) and the works will be on display throughout May and June of 2013 at La Galeria 147 at ALAC, 147 E. Adams St. in downtown Phoenix. The opening reception on the First Friday in May (May 3) lasts from 6 to 10 p.m. and will include live entertainment as well as an opportunity to meet Latina artists. This is a juried exhibition and all the artworks will be for sale. ALAC is open from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission gratis. See more at alac.org/calendar
Música latina at the MIM Mark your calendars! The Musical Instrument Museum
is hosting three powerful Latino class acts. Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel Five, with their sophisticated Latin rhythms and jazz a la Django Reinhardt, will perform on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets: $37.50–$47.50 The Los Angeles-based band, La Santa Cecilia, features a contemporary repertoire that represents a hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music employing pan-American rhythms, including cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock and klezmer music. La Santa Cecilia takes the stage on Thursday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19.50-$27.50 Carla Morrison is a Mexican singer-songwriter whose powerful vocals and heart-wrenching lyrics have earned her two Latin Grammy Awards and multiple nominations. Morrison is scheduled to perform on Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $29.50-$37.50 14
Latino Perspectives Magazine
¡ April 2013!
Clockwise from top left: Photo courtesy of ALAC; Reel Thing; Musical Instrument Museum
Magazine focused on the Arizona Latino Market