Variedades on Olvera Street

Come to the historic Pueblo district downtown for a special screening of VARIEDADES on Olvera Street, a performance film featuring some of L.A.’s best Latino and multiethnic actors, performance artists, musicians and dancers.

LMU English and CLST professor Rubén Martínez co-produced, co-wrote and co-emcees the film, which tells the story of Los Angeles from the indigenous pueblo to the present, recreating events well known and not so well known. The Chinese Massacre of 1871. The censorship of David Alfaro Siqueiros’ mural on Olvera Street. The declaration of sanctuary for Central American refugees at Our Lady Queen of the Angels Church.

The narrative is performed in a kind of variety show format (“variedades” en español), with humor and drama and panache.

Major sponsors of the film include the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and the Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature and Writing.

Bus transportation from LMU to downtown L.A. will be provided for registered students. Reserve your spot on LEO.

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Alumni Mall Flag Poles
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type

Film, Exhibitions and Performances


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, English Department, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Marketing & Communications, MyLMU General Announcements, MyLMU Of Note


English Department, Chicana/o Studies, BCLA



This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP in LEO.


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