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5th Annual Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza

Following a successful festival last year, the Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza is back for its 5th edition!  Hot on the heels of her most recent Imagen award, founder and writer of the award-winning film Real Women Have Curves, Josefina Lopez, Festival Director Yolie Cortez and everyone at CASA 0101, are proud to announce the 5th Annual BHLIFE Film Festival taking place December 11th – 13th at CASA 0101, 2009 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033. BHLIFE is a film festival that features the creative work of Latina filmmakers from the U.S. and South America.  BHLIFE is the first film festival to focus on the works of Latina directors, it was created to build a network of Latina filmmakers and to increase awareness of the growing number of Latinas working behind the camera.  These films constitute a body of work that act as a powerful statement against the stereotypical portrayals of Latinas on and off-screen.
This year, BHLIFE is proud to be honoring and screening two films, A Crushing Love and Chicana, by renowned filmmaker Sylvia Morales, who has directed, written, produced and edited award winning and nationally recognized film and video work for the last 30 years.  Her body of work includes, directing episodes from the three seasons of Showtimes’ groundbreaking series Resurrection Blvd. and writing and directing for the Showtime series Women: Stories of Passion.  Ms. Morales was also included in one of the producing and writing teams for the award winning series Chicano! The Mexican Civil Rights Movement for PBS.  She also directed for the ACE and Emmy nominated six-hour series, A Century of Women, which focused on 20th Century U.S. women for Turner Broadcasting.

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***CASA 0101 is a non-profit, community-based performing arts organization dedicated to providing vital artistic, cultural, and educational programs in theater, digital filmmaking, art and dance.


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