Scene from "Tres Beauties"

Screening of “Tres Bellezas”

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will host a screening of Tres Bellezas, or “three beauties,” as part of Hispanic Heritage Month Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248.

From the country that boasts more than 600 beauty pageants each year, the film is a scathing satire of Venezuela’s fixation with beauty and its relation to social status.

Perla is the single mother of two competitive daughters, products of her own unfulfilled childhood obsession to become a beauty queen, and a son who she completely ignores. As the years pass, Perla’s unlimited efforts to achieve her dream through her “two princesses” transforms everyone’s lives into a nightmare.

Toddlers & Tiaras meets Pedro Almodóvar in this frantic, devious comedy.

Download the full Hispanic Heritage Month schedule.