Ascencion

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Rose Marine Theater

1440 North Main St., 76164

Admission is FREE.

Each film screening begins with a light reception and is followed by a moderated discussion. All seating becomes available first come, first served — regardless of reservation — 15 minutes before the start of the film.

Ascencion (2017, NR, 72 min.) This film chronicles the story of a 13-year-old boy who leaves his 13 siblings and his home in Lobatos, Mexico and risks his life to cross the river into the U.S., where he believes all things are possible. Against all odds and defying the limitations placed on Mexicans, Ascencion will become one of the greatest horsemen of his time. Through years of sacrifice, hard work, and proving himself to be extraordinary in a world of ordinary, Ascencion has gained world renown as a champion cutting horse competitor, earning nearly $2.5 million and is the first Mexican American to be inducted into the National Cutting Horse Assoc. Hall of Fame. This is the story of guts, grit, and the triumph of one man who broke through racial and economic barriers to set a new precedent in the competitive cutting horse world – a world where Mexicans were only found cleaning stalls, washing, and saddling horses, but never among the respected competitors.

Fort Worth Movies That Matter Latino is a quarterly films series that celebrates the diversity that exists within the Latino culture. Each event features a film screening, followed by a moderated discussion with local subject matter experts. Screenings are held in March, June, September and December at the Rose Marine Theater, 1440 North Main Street, home of Artes de la Rosa Fort Worth Cultural Center.  MTM Latino is made possible through a collaboration between the City of Fort Worth and Artes de la Rosa. Admission is free.

Movies That Matter is a program of the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission (HRC). The HRC is appointed by the City Council to promote the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and access by enforcing civil rights laws as they pertain to housing, employment and public accommodation, raising public awareness of Fort Worth’s diverse cultures and their contributions to the community’s social and economic vitality; fostering harmonious human relations among Fort Worth residents, and coordinating efforts to eliminate racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in criminal justice, economic development, education, governance, health, housing and transportation.

Visit the Diversity & Inclusion page for more information.

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