Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Slamdance Schedule is up on the Internets

Check out the full Slamdance schedule here. Or hit up the Mamachas page directly here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Mamachas del Ring @ Slamdance
Treasure Mountain Inn (top of hill)
*Saturday, 1/23/10 - 10:30 pm, Gallery Screening Room
*Monday, 1/25/10 - 10:00 pm, Main Screening Room 

 Tuesday, 1/26/10 - 12:30 pm, Main Screening Room

Say it loud, and say it proud, dear fans! 
(i.e. facebook and twitter are great ways to spread the word...)


*Please note the change in screening times
Also check out Zeus Quijano Jr.’s short film, POINT OF ENTRY which will be screening before Mamachas:
Become a POE facebook fan

Individual Tickets
Individual screening and event tickets are available for online purchase from January 1. 2010 - January 15, 2010.  All feature screenings are $11.00, $9.00 for Utah Residents (discount not available online). Shorts blocks are $6.00. Slamdance Opening Party tickets (January 22, 2010) are $25.00. Online pre-order tickets only account for a portion of the available tickets. The remainder will be on sale starting January 21, 2010 at 9:00am in the Slamdance Festival Box Office at Treasure Mountain Inn. 

For more information on Slamdance 2010 festival passes and tickets, click HERE

Friday, December 11, 2009

TCM: La Infiltrada on Mamachas del Ring

Interview on La Latina (em portugues, coming soon en español...)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

18 films from 5,000 submissions

Variety lists the full competitive lineup here


Psyched to announce that Mamachas del Ring will be screening at Slamdance 2010! Stay tuned for screening times, and tweet and status update away, please! You never know who you know who might going out to Park City to catch the festivals or take advantage of the abandoned slopes (or to see a random documentary about wrestling Bolivian women?).

If you'll be out there and want to meet up, drop me a line through any of these fancy schmancy 3.0 pigeon carriers:

the old fashioned way

For more info on the fest, check it here.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ciao, Pescara!

Mamachas will be screening in Pescara as part of a special program co-hosted by the Rome Film Festival. For all my Italian friends, please tell your friends in Pescara to check it out!

Il Grande Cinema ê a Pescara
(con il Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma 2009)
CINEMA S.ANDREA Piazza Sant'Andrea, 7 – Pescara
Thursday, December 10, 2009
7:00pm - 8:15pm

What, you haven't already?


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and become a facebook fan:  I want to be a fan of Mamachas on facebook!

Monday, November 16, 2009

El Diario, NY

El Diario, Buena Gente

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mamachas screening in Bologna, Italy

Domenica 15 novembre, ore 22.45, Cinema Lumière
MAMACHAS OF THE RING (Bolivia/2009) di Betty M. Park (75’)
Sulle pendici delle Ande, un gruppo di donne organizza un campionato femminile di lucha libre – l’equivalente del wrestling americano – scontrandosi con i pregiudizi del paese. Una storia di riscatto femminile integrata con coloratissime animazioni.

In case you missed it in Rome, check out Mamachas at the Cineteca di Bologna this Sunday, November 15th, at 22.45.
Cinema Lumière - Sala Officinema/Mastroianni
via Azzo Gardino, 65

Numero posti: 174
Aria Condizionata
Accesso e servizi per disabili
Tel. 051 219531

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mamachas takes Manhattan

Margaret Mead NY screening this Friday!Get yer tix while you still can...

Friday, November 13th, 2009, 9:15pm
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th street
*Join us for the after-party directly after the Q&A session:
Momoya Restaurant
427 Amsterdam Ave, btwn 80th & 81st

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Roma: Libero-news Magazine

"80 minutes of wrestling and fighting for freedom, an eye that knows how to subvert the common perspective by showing us a universe of blood and theatrical agility, uncomfortable clothes and strong women. The stuff of envy for Aronofsky and Rourke. " 
-Boris Sollazzo, 'Liberation', 22 October 2009


Roma: Il Sole 24,

"But to knock out the festival, the irresistible Mamachas del Ring, yet another pearl of the Extra section--a story of sisterhood and struggle. Free in all senses."

Roma: Metronews, "Mamachas del Ring, La 'Chicca' di Roma"

"One of the best films of the Rome Film Festival is Mamachas del Ring, a documentary directed by New Yorker Betty M Park." - Metronews

Monday, October 26, 2009

Brazil: 25 Oct 09 JB Online article on Mamachas

This article is based on an interview I did during the Montreal World Film Festival, with Brazilian journalist Daniel Schenker.

Check it: JB Online, Oct. 25, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rome: Day 1

Made it to the airport just in time to board the plane, and conked out shortly thereafter. When I awoke, I thought we might be in Rome. But actually, we were still on the runway waiting to take off.

Except for that minor delay, things have gone swell. I met some of the festival staff and they are truly, wonderful people...and the venue is amazingly beautiful, just like the city.

If you're around the internets on Monday, 19 Oct @ 10am (Rome time), check out a live feed of "meet American Independent Filmmakers" hosted by the US Embassy Rome.

Live feed to American Independent Filmmakers: featuring Betty M Park, Michael Sládek, & Suzi Yoonessi

The event will be also visible on Facebook


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


check it

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Reitman, Ivory, Hallstrom and New Moon Head To Rome Fest

Reitman, Ivory, Hallstr�m and 'New Moon' Head To Rome Fest

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The countdown...

4 more working days until the end of this series,
6 more days until I find out exactly how traumatic my wisdom teeth extraction will be,
9 more days until I'm off to Rome,
10 days until the beginning of the Uruguayan film series at BAM, which I will miss but you definitely shouldn't. Check it out:
Go Uruguay! (no really, that's the title)

Brush up on your Italian?,0,4213963.story

Or maybe your Spanish:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


More blove from an Italian blog,, about the upcoming Int'l. Rome Film Festival:

"On the slopes of the Bolivian Andes, an indomitable group of local women who organize a women's league of "lucha libre" (the equivalent of U.S. wrestling) are met with suspicion and prejudice throughout the country. Before long, however, they become the darlings of the public and find themselves facing the most difficult battle against the jealousy and greed of those who want to exploit their winning image. The unbridled visual talent of the director Betty M. Park incorporates stop-motion animation with a story of female redemption  in vivid colors, in which the dignity and tradition, the document and the caricature, join forces against all abuses."


(Please excuse the rough and tough google translation, and find the more eloquent version in Italian here

Margaret Mead Fest tix are online

Friday, November 13th, 2009, 9:15pm
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th street

Get 'em while you can

Bloglove, blove?

Thanks for the shout outs, Yonderpaw and Homunculus!