14 Pews presents Senorita Cinema: A Girl's Band
Senorita Cinema is the Lone Star State's very first all Latina film festival. In the past the role of the Latina woman in film, for the most part, was left to the imaginations of others with very typical Hollywood results. Senorita Cinema turns the screen over to the rising wave of Latina women who are sharing their stories and visions by making movies and video art. The festival's aim is to show the rich tapestry of different voices, styles, ideas, unique to the Latina experience.
"I changed the bass for the camera,” says Marilina Giménez, who until 2013 and for six years played in the band Yilet with two girlfriends. That is the framework in which her autobiographical and choral documentary film, A Girl's Band, was conceived. Its gender perspective confronts several dilemmas: Which is the women’s role in the current music scene? What happens when women make the music they choose? What happens when their bodies on stage are sensual and aggressive?