MCALLEN, Texas – The Laredo Film Society is a non-profit organization founded in February 2018 with the mission to empower the local community and educate the public through the exhibition of film and media arts.

The group is also working to restore the historic Plaza Theater in Laredo, which just celebrated its 75th birthday.

The work of the Laredo Film Society is carried on by a dedicated team of volunteers passionate about sharing the power of film with the community at large.

“Our vision is accomplished through three areas of focus: exhibition, education, and production. Through the exhibition of alternative and independent cinema, we expose audiences to new ideas with the goal to educate and bridge divides. We partner with the community to teach media production and learn from each other. Finally, recognizing the power of film and media, we collaboratively produce grassroots, student, and most importantly, local, content.”

Recently, Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor held a Zoom interview with Laredo Film Society co-founders and board directors Karen Gaytán and Gabriela Treviño.


Editor’s Note: To learn more about the Laredo Film Society go to

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