Tri-C Hosts Film Screenings for Hispanic Heritage Month
September 02, 2016
John Horton, 216-987-4281 firstname.lastname@example.org
Showings scheduled at Metropolitan Campus and Western Campus
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by screening five films highlighting the best of contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema.
The following films will be shown between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 at Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland and Western Campus in Parma. Dates, times and locations are listed below the film descriptions.
Who Is Dayani Cristal?
In a sun-blistered desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona police discover a decomposing body. Lifting a tattered shirt, they find a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal.” Who is this person? The search for answers shows the plight of migrant travelers and their motivations, hope and fears.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 — Metropolitan Campus, MTA100
Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 — Western Campus Student Lounge
The Country of Fear
Carlos, Sara and their preteen son, Pablo, live a peaceful, middle-class life until Sara begins to notice things disappearing from the house. The culprit is Pablo, a reaction to his being bullied and extorted at school. Resolving the situation, however, isn’t that easy.
3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 — Metropolitan Campus, MTA100
This scathing satire takes aim at Venezuela’s fixation with beauty and its relation to social status. The devious comedy examines a mother’s dream of seeing her daughters fulfill her obsession with becoming a beauty pageant queen.
12-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 — Metropolitan Campus, MTA100
399 Amin Abel Hasbun. Memory of a Crime
Based on a true story, the film offers an intriguing account of the murder of Amin Abel Hasbun, a brilliant student-leader in the Dominican Republic accused of kidnapping U.S. Embassy official Donald J. Crowley in 1970.
3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 — Metropolitan Campus, MTA100
The Travel Agent
The film focuses on a Cuban woman who helps travelers in their quest to gain visas to travel to the United States — a trip she has yet to make despite having family in Florida. Will she ever make the journey?
Noon-1:30p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 — Western Campus Student Lounge.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 — Metropolitan Campus, MTA100
Metropolitan Campus is located at 2900 Community College Ave. in Cleveland. Western Campus is at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma.
In addition to the screening at Tri-C, 3 Beauties also will be shown from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Flora Stone Mather Center at Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.
CWRU is co-hosting the film series with Tri-C in collaboration with Cleveland Humanities Collaborative and Voices from the Village. The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda; The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain and SPAIN arts & culture.
For information, contact Rebecca Carte at email@example.com or 216-987-4587.