Faculty-Staff Digest - (01/22/2013  @ 3:52 PM)

Latin American & Spanish Film Festival - January 28 through February 1 (Laurie Holland)

Join us for the Latin American & Spanish Film Festival in Kresge Auditorium, as Bowdoin faculty present award-winning Spanish-language films every evening from January 28 – February 1, 2013.

Monday, January 28 at 7 pm: Lope
Elena Cueto-Asín, Bowdoin associate professor and chair of Romance Languages, presents an epic about the life of the Spanish playwright, novelist, poet, and “amorous adventurer” Lope de Vega.

Tuesday, January 29 at 7 pm: También la lluvia
(Even the Rain)
During the making of a film about the Conquistadors’ subjugation of the indigenous population, the Bolivian government privatizes the water company and the man cast as a 16th-century chief finds himself leading the “water wars” of 2000. Presented by Elizabeth Shesko, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Latin American Studies.

Wednesday, January 30 at 7 pm: Contracorriente (Undertow)
Krista Van Vleet, associate professor of Anthropology and director of the Latin American Studies Program presents this film about Miguel, who lives with his pregnant wife in a Peruvian fishing village and is having an affair with Santiago. In the wake of a tragic event, he must choose between revealing their love and sentencing Santiago to eternal torment.

Thursday, January 31 at 7 pm: Chico y Rita
Michael Birenbaum Quintero, assistant professor of Music, presents the animated love story of piano player Chico and Havana nightclub singer Rita that celebrates the music, culture, and people of Cuba and features a soundtrack of legendary jazz standards.

Friday, February 1 at 7 pm: Post Mortem
The festival wraps up with this black comedy, set in Chile during the Pinochet coup d´état, which shows how ordinary people can participate in atrocities as victims, collaborators, or both. Presented by Sarah Childress, research associate in Film Studies.

Sponsored by a grant from the Spanish Film Club, the Blythe Bickel Edwards fund, Latin American Studies Program, Bowdoin Film Society, Department of Romance Languages, Latin American Student Organization, Film Studies Program, Department of English, and Department of Music.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States’ Univ