María José Cuevas’s engrossing and captivating debut feature, winner of the Best Documentary award at the Morelia Film Festival, is a moving portrait of five of Mexico’s most popular and iconic showgirls of the late 1970s and ’80s, almost 40 years after they ruled Mexico’s entertainment world. Eight years in the making, with a keen eye and devoid of any sensationalism, the documentary enters the fascinating world of these women, who have struggled to reinvent themselves after the decline of the burlesque heyday.
There will be a Q&A with the director María José Cuevas after the screening.
The film is part of this year's Neighboring Scenes festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Where: Walter Reade Theater
165 W 65th St.
When: March 2, 7 PM