Galas and Centerpieces
Films from acclaimed filmmakers-works that inspire conversation, spark imagination and encourage contemplation.
Queen of the South
USA, 2016, 60 min., Color
Join us for the Texas Premiere of Queen of the South. tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. Starring Alice Braga (CITY OF GOD) as Teresa, the original drama series is based on the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” by internationally acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The literary page-turner also yielded one of the most popular super series of all time for USA’s sister network, Telemundo. Queen of the South also stars Veronica Falcón (BESOS DE AZÚCAR) as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado (Six Feet Under) as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot (Tut) as James Valdez, Hemky Madera (Weeds) as Pote Galvez and Gerardo Taracena (APOCALYPTO) as Cesar “Batman” Guemes. Guest stars include Joaquim de Almeida (OUR BRAND IS CRISIS), Jon Ecker (Narcos) and James Martinez (Breaking Bad). A Texas Premiere, the drama is filmed in Dallas and executive produced by David T. Friendly (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, COURAGE UNDER FIRE), along with M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller (THE FINAL GIRLS). Scott Rosenbaum (GANG RELATED) will serve as showrunner. The pilot was written by Fortin and Miller, directed by Charlotte Sieling and executive produced by Pancho Mansfield (Damien). Fox 21 Television Studios developed and produced the pilot and will run lead on the co-production with Universal Cable Productions.
Matthew Penn, David T. Friendly, Scott Rosenbaum, M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller
Dave Rodriguez, T.J. Scott, Charlotte Sieling
Elisa Lomnitz Climent, Scott Rosenbaum, M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller
Robert J. Wilson, Lorenzo O'Brien
Cameron Duncan, Alejandro Martínez
Alice Braga, Veronica Falcón, Juan Felipe Barrientos, Justina Machado, Peter Gadiot
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