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Film Screening: Ella es el matador (She is the Matador)

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

For Spaniards — and for the world — nothing has expressed their country’s traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter’s masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport. Ella Es el Matador reveals the surprising history of the women who made such a law necessary and offers fascinating profiles of two female matadors currently in the arena: the acclaimed Mari Paz Vega and neophyte Eva Florencia. These women are gender pioneers by necessity. But what emerges as their truest motivation is their sheer passion — for bullfighting and the pursuit of a dream.

Running time: 62 minutes

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Date:
March 20
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Chicago Public Library
Phone:
312.747.4300
Website:
https://www.chipublib.org/

Venue

Humboldt Park Library
1605 N. Troy
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Website:
https://www.chipublib.org/