Street Heroines, directed by Valiant Pictures’ Alexandra Henry, will return to screen April 30th in Chicago as an official selection at the annual Chicago Latino Film Festival. The festival spans April 21 thru May 1. Guests can attend the event to experience the magic in person or virtually. Passes include access to festival films, panels, and parties.
Following three emerging Latina artists, TooFly, Fusca, and Magrela, who hail from the urban underbellies of New York City, Mexico City, and São Paulo, Brazil, Street Heroines captures the spirit of female street artists from around the world, shining a light on their passion for creative expression and their mission to overcome sexism through art. Punctuated by historical anecdotes from pioneering NY-based artists Lady Pink, Claw Money, Swoon, Lady Aiko, and iconic graffiti photographer Martha Cooper, Street Heroines is the first-of-its-kind documentary to capture the collective outcry of female street artists from around the world.
The Chicago Latino Film Festival is produced annually by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, a pan-Latino, nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting, and increasing awareness of Latino culture among Latinos and other communities by presenting a wide variety of art forms. What began in 1985 with 14 films projected onto a concrete wall for 500 viewers has now grown into the ILCC, which was originally founded as Chicago Latino Cinema.
Alexandra Henry is a New Mexico-raised and Brooklyn-based multilingual director with over 15 years of international experience in film and branded entertainment. She was selected for SHOOT Magazine's highly regarded New Directors Showcase and was named a finalist for the STARZ & The Wrap Women’s ‘Telling Our Stories’ film contest. The majority-female Street Heroines filmmaking team includes Producer Jordan Noël Hawkes and Executive Producer Zahra Sherzad and is presented in partnership with Some Serious Business and with support from New York Foundation for the Arts.