Last week kicked off the fourth annual Latino Heritage Month Film Festival. This month the festival, coordinated by Dr. Annie Mendoza and the Department of Modern Languages, presents films from Cuba, Brazil, Venezuela, Guatemala, Paraguay and Argentina.
The series began in 2013 as a way to help celebrate Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15). Multiple shops and restaurants from Vertical Earth Mountain Sports, a sporting goods shop, to INTI Cuisine, a mouthwatering Peruvian restaurant, have shown their support by displaying the festival flyer in their stores.
The premier movie, “Pequeñas mentiras piadosas” or “The Travel Agent,” tells a heart wrenching tale of 54-year-old Lourdes counseling Cuban natives struggling to get their visas to U.S during their embargo against Cuba.
The film brought out the contrast between U.S. and Cuban cultures.
The film festival is completely free and open to the public.
Did I mention there was free popcorn? Take a break from your ever thrilling homework and come celebrate Latino Heritage Month.
The films are displayed every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Stroud Hall room 113 until Oct. 13, with encores Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9 in Beers Lecture Hall.
Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.
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