Film: La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul
120 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
Film: La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul ( Part 1)
June 1, 2017 | 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Where: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
Suggested Donation $5.00, rsvp here.
Join us for a special film screening of La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, interdisciplinary artist Ela Troyano.
La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul tells the story of the innovative, electrifying, and bodacious powerhouse known as La Lupe “La Yiyiyi” through character-driven interviews in first-person anecdotes, in an oral history much like those found in a folk ballad or a bolero. More on the film here.
More on the Filmmaker:
Ela Troyano is an interdisciplinary artist born in Cuba and based in New York City. Her projects bring together different aesthetic histories and genres: downtown New York avant-garde film and performance, queer cinema, Cuban cinema-in-exile, and Latina film and video. Throughout her 35-year career, her films and performances have straddled the worlds of documentary and fiction, installation and live action.
She has exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Performance Space 122 in New York, The British Film Institute in London and the Kino Arsenal in Berlin. Select awards include: Creative Capital, the Ford Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, Independent Television Service, New York State Council on the Arts, Rockefeller Media, Theo Westenberger, United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship.
College Center for the Arts (CCCA), Pregones Theater and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute have come together to produce a 3-part tribute to the Afro-Latina, the Afro-Cuban Diaspora women called “La Lupe.” City College Center for the Arts (CCCA), Pregones Theater and the Caribbean Cultural Center are united in tribute to a talent that relished in the pride of her talent, creativity, and self-transformation as she developed her unique style and public presence. Similar to un-replicable stars like Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Diana Ross, Eartha Kitt, there is no duplicate, there is no other there is only La Lupe –“La Yiyiyi.”