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Sisterly relations can be a bitch, especially when one sibling’s a prostitute and the other’s sleeping with her sister’s abusive pimp. Elena (Miroslava Stern) and Maria (Elda Peralta) are sisters with a score to settle in Trotacalles (“Streetwalker”)—and are doing so within the seedy underworld of prostitution, which makes things just that much more interesting. Mexican director Matilde Landeta, who also produced and co-wrote the film, explores the strains the world’s oldest profession exacts on not only the hooker but those who love or hate her. Released in 1951, Landeta’s final feature shows that life was not necessarily kinder or gentler in the first half of the 20th century. Trotacalles screens at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $5. (202) 783-7370. (Tricia Olszewski)