Special Screening: LA MADRINA: THE [SAVAGE] LIFE OF LORINE PADILLA

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction series tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5:
LA MADRINA: THE SAVAGE LIFE OF LORINE PADILLA

Director:
Raquel Cepeda

World Premiere:
DOC NYC 2020

Select Festivals:
Tribeca, Philadelphia Latino, Hot Docs

About:
The “first lady” of the Savage Skulls reflects on the pivotal role of women in the 1970s New York City gang and her later shift to community activism.

The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Lorine Padilla rose to prominence as the “first lady” of the Savage Skulls gang in 1970s New York City. As the wife of one of its founders, Padilla’s position as surrogate mother led her to push her penchant for organizing into a life of community activism. After settling into her elder years, a tragic incident in the Bronx forces Padilla back into action to take on a new cause.

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