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ITVS Community Cinema [DC] presents “Las Marthas” at the Hill Center

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ITVS Community Cinema [DC] presents “Las Marthas” at the Hill Center

ITVS Community Cinema [DC] presents “Las Marthas” at the Hill Center

Date:
Time: 7:00 pm

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ITVS COMMUNITY CINEMA [DC] presents

LAS MARTHAS

a film by Cristine Ibarra and Erin Ploss-Campoamor

January 7, 2014 at 7 PM

Film & Q&A – Speakers are TBA
No Admission Fee. Reservations requested.
Visit the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital website: hillcenterdc.org/programs.
Or go directly to the registration page.

ABOUT: 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.