Please join us for a FREE Community Cinema screening of Las Marthas.
The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other in the country. The festival lasts an entire month and coincides with George Washington's birthday. For more than a century the city's coming-out celebrations have involved intricate paeans to America's colonial past.
In 1939, the Society of Martha Washington was founded to usher each year's debutantes (called "Marthas") into proper society at the Colonial Pageant and Ball. The girls' attendants also dress as figures from America's colonial history and participate in traditional ceremonies.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Doors open at 6:00 with the film showing shortly after and a panel discussion to follow.
The Ellis School
6425 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
WQED Multimedia brings you Community Cinema, a free series of documentary screenings on topicsimportant to our community, region, and world. Pittsburgh's Community Cinema provides an opportunity to view films from the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, prior to their release on television.
Pittsburgh's Community Cinema is an educational forum to explore and discuss the many important and timely social issues featured in the films. Pittsburgh's Community Cinema gives you a chance to share and act. Community Cinema is a lens that sharpens our world view and we're bringing it to you monthly with our community partner, the Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania. More information, including a roster of this year's Community Cinema documentaries, at wqed.org/communitycinema