In Her Corner: Latino in America 2

RSVP here to attend the NYILFF premiere of the second installment of CNN’s Latino in America series, “In Her Corner.”  Space is limited, and attendance is by RSVP only. The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, moderated by CNN in Espanol anchor Gabriela Frias.
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RSVP here to attend the NYILFF premiere of the second installment of CNN’s Latino in America series, “In Her Corner.” Space is limited, and attendance is by RSVP only. The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, moderated by CNN in Espanol anchor Gabriela Frias.

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CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien documents Marlen Esparza’s journey to the Olympics, which has finally allowed female boxing into the line-up for the first time in 2012 games. This is the last sport to allow females to compete. Five-time national champion, 21-year-old Esparza weighs 112  pounds and hits so quickly and so hard that she has to spar with guys. She is drop-dead gorgeous and oozes charm but has been fixated on boxing since she was 11 – shunning friends, boyfriends, a social life and even TV to make time to box. There are just 5 phone numbers in her cell phone – her mother and father, two siblings and her coach. She was smart enough to get full scholarships to top colleges, even though she comes from a blue-collar neighborhood. But she postponed college because Marlen, and her working class Mexican-American family, dream she will one day represent the US in the Olympics, giving their Latino community a hero that could push aside negative stereotypes. Standing in Marlen’s way is Cristina Cruz, a Puerto Rican fighter from Hell’s Kitchen.


ADVANCED SCREENING


Wednesday, August 17th

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Program starts promptly at 7:00 pm


AMC Empire 25

234 W 42nd St.

(Between 7th & 8th Avenues)


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