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Hispanic Heritage Films Series Fall 2019

The Department of Modern Languages invites you to the screening of five Hispanic films as part of the Hispanic Heritage month celebration.

Come to Lamar 132 at 6pm on:

Sept. 19-- "Birds of Passage." Colombia’s submission for best foreign language film, the creative team behind Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent return with this inspired mob epic for the ages—a completely fresh take on the origins of the Colombian drug trade, far from “Narcos” and Pablo Escobar, as told through the involvement of an indigenous family.

Sept. 26 -- "Bad Hair.” A 9-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale. Junior is a beautiful boy, with big brown eyes, a delicate frame, and a head of luxurious dark curls. But, Junior aches to straighten those curls, to acquire a whole new look befitting his emerging fantasy image of himself as a longhaired singer.

Oct. 3 -- “Everybody Knows.” Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Ricardo Darín star in the new psychological thriller. The story follows a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, who returns with her children to her hometown outside Madrid for a wedding. When a main character’s daughter goes missing, text messages arrive asking for ransom, the film takes a hard turn into nightmarish territory, bringing secrets to light.

Oct. 10 -- "A Translator." Based on the little-known true story of how 20,000 Chernobyl victims were eventually treated in Cuba, the film unfolds as a tale at once historical and personal, brought to life in crisply shot, beautifully realized period detail of a Havana on the brink of an economic crisis.

Oct. 17 -- "The Future Perfect." In this whimsical romantic comedy, Xiaobin is 17 years old and does not speak a single word of Spanish when she arrives in Argentina. But a few days later, she already has a new name, Beatriz, and a job in a Chinese supermarket. Her family lives in a parallel world in a launderette, far removed from the Argentinians. Xiaobin secretly saves money and enrolls at a language school. She tries out in the street what she learns there.

All films have English subtitles, are free of charge and open to the public. Parking on campus is free after 5pm.

For more information, contact: 

Dr. Diane Marting,