Raza Cósmica: Hummingbirds

Friday, October 13, 2023 | 8:00 PM

Central Library | 600 Soledad St.



Directed by Silvia Del Carmen Castaños, Estefanía “Beba” Contreras

2023, USA, 77 min


In Laredo, a city in southern Texas on the Mexican border, best friends Silvia and Beba know that the long summer nights of their youth cannot last forever. Their hang-out spots are so familiar but, stuck in an immigration process over which deportation hangs as a constant possibility, home still seems a fragile concept. Between bars, drive-thrus, friends’ couches and the borderlands, they confront the stresses of survival, the future, and community building. For them, this means protest action for legal abortion and against border control abuses, in a politically divided America. But the dusty half-light is also a time for poetry and dreams. Their laughter and creative expression cement a sense of solidarity and belonging in togetherness.

Estefanía “Beba” Contreras will be in attendance for a post-screening Q & A. With Joaquín Muerte spinning vinyls.

Free raspas, popcorn, and water provided by the Latino Collection and Resource Center.

Unofficial afterparty

From Califas to Tejas! Jaime's Place presents: Mariposas Del Alma with Discos Resaca Collective

Support visiting filmmaker Ivan Diaz and check out the soulful vocals and powerful harmonies by the Meza-Blanco Sisters. Mariposas del Alma is backed up by the Discos Resaca Collective with 20+ years in the West Coast Cumbia/Salsa scene. They bring a lot of energy to the stage as well as a lot of emotion and traditional sounds mixed with some modern elements!

$10 online or $15 at gate day of show.

Jaime's Place

1514 W. Commerce St.

Gates open 5PM

Ages 16+

Please bring valid ID or Drivers License

Bring ticket printed or on phone

**Tickets are refundable up to a week prior to show.**