La Madrina: The S̶a̶v̶a̶g̶e̶ Life of Lorine Padilla (2020)

  • Documentary, Survival, Biography, History, Political, Crime
  • 1h 21m

Sponsored by Walt Disney Studios

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This film will be available for viewing March 15th - 28th

LA MADRINA: THE S̶A̶V̶A̶G̶E̶ LIFE OF LORINE PADILLA is a feature-length documentary about a beloved South Bronx matriarch and former “First Lady” of the Savage Skulls gang struggling to remain visible in a rapidly gentrifying community she helped rebuild in the 1980s. With one foot firmly grounded in the outlaw life and the other as an activist and spiritual advisor, Lorine straddles the complexities of multiple worlds. Employing rich never-before-seen archives of the borough that gifted the world both salsa and hip-hop culture, we will go on a complicated and, at times, surreal journey through five decades of Bronx history and resilience in LA MADRINA’s own words.


Raquel Cepeda


Raquel Cepeda


Raquel Cepeda


Bobby Sanabria


Ethan Mills


Alejandra Araujo

Executive Producer

Henry Chalfant

Executive Producer

Sacha Jenkins


English, Spanish


United States

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