Time: May 19, 2011 at 7pm to May 21, 2011 at 10pm
Location: Historical Rose Marine Therater
Street: 1440 N. Main Street
City/Town: Fort Worth, TX. 76106
Website or Map: http://www.rosemarinelatinofe…
Phone: For Ticket Information: 1-817-624-8333
Event Type: cultural
Organized By: Artes De La Rosa; Created and Produced by Claudia Acosta, Liza Rodriguez, Mike Mejia
Latest Activity: May 18, 2011
WHAT: A three day festival of independent Latino films, artist talks, networking events and an educational outreach collaborative at the historical Rose Marine Theater. SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE $3 OFF per Ticket: "1440FILMS"
Artes de la Rosa (formally The Latin Arts Association of Fort Worth) is non-profit chosen by the city of Ft. Worth to manage this historic gem on the North Side. They are dedicated to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the art, culture, lives, and history of the Latin community. Their primary objectives are:
1. Establishing a venue for Latin art and cultural performances.
2. Offering educational art/culture programs to the community, including at-risk youth in low-income neighborhoods.
3. Providing opportunities and support for established and emerging artists and performers.
4. Serving as the central support organization and resource center for Latin art and culture in the City of Fort Worth.
Artes de la Rosa has a growing roster of programs that span from an award-winning after-school drama program for youths, to a theater company and staged productions.
The Rose Marine Theater is one of Fort Worth’s historically oldest, performance venues which opened as a movie house in the 1920s. In the 1940’s The Rose Marine began presenting Spanish language films to the community’s growing Mexican-American population. Segregation prevented a mixing of the races in the city at that time, so The Rose Marine became the showcase for Mexican cinema, music and culture.
The theater is listed on the National Register of Historic places. In 2000, the City of Fort Worth restored the theater as an ideal venue for live theater, dance, music, and other performing arts. The Rose Marine Theater has a seating capacity of 254 seats and provides an intimate setting with excellent acoustics for any type of performance. Adjacent to the theater is the Mercado Plaza which provides ample space for outdoor performances, receptions and parking. (Main St.@NW 14th)
The long-term vision for the 1400 block of North Main is to be part of a "Mercado" where open-air markets, artisans, and live theater take place.
DFW Hispanic Networking Group asks everyone to please invite friend’s and family to take a day to support Artes de la Rosa in their efforts to inspire young minds while expanding resources and opportunities in the performing arts. One will not only be experiencing a bit of history, but be gaining insights on Latino perspectives in the arts. PREVIEW Films and soon see a schedule of panels, awards and post-screening events for Saturday May 21th co-hosted by Lone Star Film Society, Endeavor Cinema Group and Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas:
Please RSVP @ http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208545285844775 to note your participation!