Spanish Language Film Festival March 15-19

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Northwestern State University’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies will host a Spanish Language Film Festival March 15-19 featuring six films of a variety of countries and genres that will be screened with English subtitles.  All screenings will be held in the Cane River Room of NSU’s Sylvan Friedman Student Union and are free and open to the public.

The Film Festival is made possible by a Spanish Film Club grant from Pragda film distributors, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.

“It is a long-running, competitive grant program that specifically funds screenings of new films from Spain, Latin America and South America at high schools and universities in the U.S.,” said Dr. Allison Rittmayer, assistant professor of English and film who authored the grant.  “I decided to pursue this grant because it was a unique opportunity to bring films to NSU that our students probably haven’t seen before. It’s also a chance for students currently taking film classes and Spanish classes to enrich their learning experiences since we will be holding Skype Q&As with two of the directors, Carlos Caridad Montero and Niccolò Bruna, which is really exciting.”

Films and screening times are as follows.

“3 Bellezas” (3 Beauties) – 5 p.m. Friday, March 17, followed by Director Q & A, and at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19

“Chico & Rita” – 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 18

“El Club” (The Club) – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, President’s Room, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18

“Operación E” (Operation E) – 8 p.m. Friday, March 17 and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18

“Pequeñas mentiras piadosas” (The Travel Agent) – 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, President’s Room, and noon Sunday, March 19, Director Q & A, TBA

“Arrugas” (Wrinkles) – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18

The Spanish Language Film Festival will be presented in collaboration with the Foreign Language Resource Center and the Student Film Society.

For more information, contact Rittmayer at rittmayera@nsula.edu or (318) 357-6462.

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