Spanish Films Announced for Celebration of Cultures Series
Monday, September 14, 2011
The Spanish films in this year's Celebration of Cultures series will offer a little something for everyone this semester: politics, drama, some supernatural thrills, and even a few laughs on the way. In keeping with the campus theme of hunger and poverty, many of the films will highlight the struggles and grim realities faced by human beings living in desperate situations, and our journey will take us to all corners of the hispanic world: the sometimes-controversial Oliver Stone will guide us throughout South America to hear the voices of a number of Latin American leaders in his documentary South of the Border (US); the gripping performance of Javier Bardem seeks a compassionate audience to comprehend harsh decisions made in an unforgiving environment in Iñárritu's Biutiful (Mexico-Spain); in the heartening Brazilian film The Middle of the World we follow the based-on-a-true-story of a man who takes his impoverished family on a 2,000-mile trek by bicycle across Brazil in search of employment. Free admission, open to the public, all films will be presented with English subtitles. You'll be glad you joined us!