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Directed by Aurora Guerrero

2011

USA

85 minutes

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Mosquita y Mari

Special ticket prices apply! General admission is $10. MFAH members, students with ID, and seniors receive a $2 discount.

Set in the predominately Mexican, immigrant neighborhood of Huntington Park outside Los Angeles, Aurora Guerrero’s feature debut depicts the story of two 15-year-old Chicanas: straight-A college bound Yolanda—“Mosquita,” and street-wise, undocumented Mari.  Despite Yolanda and Mari's contrasting approach to survival, both are brought together when Mari is threatened with expulsion after saving Yolanda from an incident at school involving Yolanda’s boy-crazed friends. Determined to call it even, Yolanda convinces Mari to let her tutor her after school. The two soon forge a friendship that proves more complex and sensual than anticipated.

Preceded by: ​The Moon Song of Assassination (directed by Dolissa Medina; USA; 2010; 7 min.) This wholly original and inspired “documentary/creation” story centers around legendary Tex-Mex/Tejano singer Selena. In 1995, Selena was only 24-years-old, but was at the brink of achieving crossover success, when she was shot and killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar.