'Yo La Peor de Todas,' Next in March Film Series at A&M International

The third film in the "Women and Gender Studies Primavera Film Festival: An International Look at Gender Issues," will be presented Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Bullock Hall 216. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

"Yo, La Peor de Todas," (I, the Worst of All) is the story of the 17th-century Mexican writer and poet, Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz, and her close relationship with a Viceroy's wife who tried to warn her that "knowledge is always a transgression." The film, in Spanish with English subtitles, is based on the novel "The Traps of Faith" by Octavio Paz. Dr. Jose Cardona-Lopez, assistant professor of Spanish, will provide introduction and commentary for the film.

Next in the series is "Raise the Red Lantern," Thursday, March 29. It will also be presented at 7:30 p.m. in Bullock Hall room 101.

A1991 Chinese film based on the novel "Wives and Concubines" by Su Tong, it is not rated, but contains mature themes. It will be presented in Mandarin with English subtitles. Introduction and commentary for the film will be provided by Dr. Xiaoming Zhang, assistant professor of history.

The four-part film series is being presented as part of the University's celebration of Women's History Month and is coordinated by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

For more information, contact Dr. Kati Pletsch de García, co-chair of the Women's and Gender Studies Minor Program, at 326-2614.

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