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september, 2019

mon16sep6:00 pm7:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month Documentaries: Ella Es El Matador6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Topanga LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Film,Hispanic Heritage Month

Time

(Monday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Topanga Library

122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290
310.455.3480

Event Details

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. Directed by Celeste Carrasco. Not rated. Caution recommended because of graphic scenes of bullfighting

For adults.

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