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Tita Turns 100 and Tango Concert. Elio Leturia and Alba Guerra
Instituto Cervantes
Chicago, IL
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Tita Turns 100 and Tango Concert. Elio Leturia and Alba Guerra
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Organized by the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Consulate General of Argentina, Consulate General of Perú and Chicago chapter of the Fulbright Association.
Suggested Dress Code: cocktail or business attire

Bilingual documentary Tita Turns 100 directed by Elio Leturia, portrays the life of a centennial double-immigrant (Spain, Argentina-USA.), followed by a tango concert courtesy of Argentinean performer Alba Guerra and a reception follows.

Tita Turns 100 (Los Cien Años de Tita) is a bilingual (Spanish-English) documentary that portrays the life of Tita Lage, a centennial double-immigrant. Starting the day she turns 100 years old in Chicago, the film explores topics related to life in different countries and in different periods of time, social class, both nationally and internationally (Spain, Argentina and the USA,) immigration and minority status. At the same time, it celebrates old age, a life period that is underrepresented and undervalued by American society and media. It also informs about intercultural traits and historical facts promoting cross-cultural understanding. The protagonist is a White Hispanic woman who becomes an American citizen the day she turns 102 years old and executes her right to vote the same day. Her story makes national news.
During her life in Argentina, Tita Lage met first lady Eva Perón and tango icon Carlos Gardel. She was a close friend of famous actress and singer Tita Merello, an early Argentine performer to appear in South American movies.

Elio Leturia: Multimedia journalist
Elio Leturia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication & Media Innovation of Columbia College Chicago where he teaches multimedia journalism and graphic design. A Fulbright scholar, he has worked for the Detroit Free Press, !Exito!/Chicago Tribune and El Comercio in Lima, Peru. He has also been an assistant professor of graphic arts at the Universidad de Lima School of Communications for 10 years. His design work has been recognized by The Society for News Design and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Leturia is also a writer and a blogger in English and Spanish, and his articles have appeared in publications in the US and abroad. He is Director of Communications of the Fulbright Association-Chicago chapter, where he maintains its blog. Leturia is also an ensemble member of Aguijón Theater Company in Chicago.

Alba Guerra: Singer and actress
Alba Guerra is an Argentine renowned singer of Latin American music, and an ensemble actress with Aguijón Theater in Chicago where she started in 1993, having participated in over 20 plays. She has also appeared on TV commercials and TV series such as Chicago Fire, and on independent films. Argentine musician Juan Ignacio Jones will be playing the guitar.

Title: Tita Turns 100
Genre: Bilingual documentary (Spanish/English)
Director: Elio Leturia
Released: 2016
Duration: Short film, 16 27
Provenance: USA


Instituto Cervantes (View)
31 W. Ohio
Chicago, IL 60654
United States


Film > Movies
Music > World

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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