Rebel: Loreta Velazquez American Civil War Soldier and Spy
Cape Cod Community Media Center
Woods Hole Film Festival
Movie Night at the Media Center
May 14th 6-9pm
PLEASE JOIN US! Wednesday, May 14th 6-9 PM! $12/person…for reservations CALL Jay 508-394-2388 at EXT. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shot most entirely in Massachusetts, Rebel is the story of a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory. Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives. While the U.S. military may have recently lifted the ban on women in combat, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans, was fighting in battle 150 years ago — one of an estimated 1,000 women who secretly served as soldiers during the American Civil War. Who was she? Why did she fight? And what made her so dangerous she has been virtually erased from history?
Movie Night at the Media Center is a new collaboration with the Woods Hole Film Festival to help bring independent filmmaking to the Cape year round and build on the summer Festival. Now in its 23rd year, the Woods Hole Film Festival supports the work of emerging independent filmmakers and collaborates with organizations Cape-wide to offer additional film programming. The Cape Cod Community Media Center collaboration with the Woods Hole Film Festival offers filmmakers and film fans the opportunity to expand the audience and outreach for independent film on Cape Cod. We hope you will join us for this fantastic new collaboration! This is the first in a new monthly series happening the second Wednesday of each month throughout the Winter, Spring, and Fall. Join us after the screening until 9pm for some Q&A discussions.
***This Q&A discussion maybe be recorded for later broadcast on Channel 99 and YouTube.***
Proceeds go towards Woods Hole Film Festival summer and winter programming as well as Cape Cod Community Media Center to help bring programming like this to surrounding communities.