" rel="stylesheet">
Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

ITVS Community Cinema [DC] presents "Las Marthas" (Busboys and Poets)

ITVS Community Cinema

Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

ITVS Community Cinema [DC] presents "Las Marthas"...

Ticket Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
CCDC_LasMarthas_12614 33 Tickets Ended Free  

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share ITVS Community Cinema [DC] presents "Las Marthas" (Busboys and Poets)

Event Details




a film by Cristina Ibarra and Erin Ploss-Campoamor

Film & Q&A

with Lourdes Sulc Mis Quince Años program

and Nydia Ocasio, Community Relations/Outreach

Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


ABOUT 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.

The centerpiece of the festivities is the Martha Washington Pageant and Ball, when the girls are presented in elaborate dresses that take up to a year to create.

View the "Las Marthas" Trailer

Community Partners:  

WHUT logo

Busboys and Poets, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Center for Media & Social Impact

Have questions about ITVS Community Cinema [DC] presents "Las Marthas" (Busboys and Poets)? Contact ITVS Community Cinema

When & Where

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

  Add to my calendar


ITVS Community Cinema

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS) in partnership with local public television stations and community organizations, these in-person events and online social screenings bring community members together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time. For a complete lineup and more information about the Community Cinema series visit: communitycinema.org.

  Contact the Organizer
ITVS Community Cinema [DC] presents "Las Marthas" (Busboys and Poets)
Washington, DC Events Screening Film & Media

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.