Rita, The Documentary, film on Rita Guerrero, the brilliant lead singer of Mexico City-based art rock band Santa Sabina who passed away from breast cancer, will screen at the Hola Mexico Film Festival to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary.
Rita, The Documentary is a polyphonic portrait of Mexico´s 90s through the biography of the musician and actress Rita Guerrero (1964-2011). In addition to being the lead vocalist for Santa Sabina, she committed herself to various social movements such as the Zapatista movement and the electoral left. Even though she died at the young age of 46, her voice and music marked a generation.
Celebrating the life of rock star and activist Rita Guerrero, this intimate and music-fueled documentary by Arturo Díaz Santana captures the energy and artistry of a brilliant performer who was taken too soon. As the lead singer of famous band La Santa Sabina, Guerrero became a central figure in Mexico’s 90s rock scene and a fierce advocate for social justice who supported the Zapatista movement. Blending footage from her role as an entertainer that the audience came to love, with personal moments highlighting her off-stage personality, as well as interviews with those who were touched by her magic, the film honors her legacy but also serves a portrait of a woman who was a fighter till the end. Adoring fans, as well as younger generations who will discover her for the first time, will enjoy this moving cinematic tribute.
Nine members of Santa Sabina will also perform a concert after the screening, similar to the show they recently did at Vive Latino. To close the evening, the artist Vampiro, who has performed and recorded with Mexican rock icons Maná, will perform a set with samples from the voice of Rita Guerrero.
What: Rita, Documentary screening followed by La Santa Sabina 30th anniversary live.
When: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM
Where: The Montalbán 1615 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028