1th Annual Latin American Film Festival at Georgia Tech

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    • Friday April 8, 2011 - Sunday April 24, 2011
      7:00 pm - 9:59 pm
  • Location: Student Center Theater
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This Friday kicks off the 11th Annual Latin American Film Festival at Georgia Tech! 

Films will be shown the Student Center Theater at 7 PM on Fridays and Saturdays for three consecutive weekends.  Admission is free and open to the public!  Please bring yourselves and your friends & family.

Film Schedule:

Friday, April 8: "Maria llena eres de gracias" (Maria Full of Grace)
Country of Origin: Colombia
Plot Summary: In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant seventeen-year-old Maria supports her family with her salary working in a floriculture. She is fired and with a total lack of perspective on finding a new job, decides to accept the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to the U.S. with sixty-two pellets of cocaine in her stomach. Once in New York, things do not happen as planned.


Saturday, April 9: "Mar adentro" (The Sea Inside)
Country of Origin: Spain
Plot Summary: This film tells the life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life. Though he could not move himself, he had an uncanny ability to move others.


Friday, April 15: "Como agua para chocolate" (Like Water for Chocolate)
Country of Origin: Mexico
Plot Summary: In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life - no youngest daughter has ever married and her daughter will not be the first to break tradition. Tita's heart breaks when her mother instead offers to Pedro her other daughter, and he accepts. Now they live in the same house, and Mama Elena cannot forbid their love as she did their marriage.


Saturday, April 16: "Ônibus 174" (Bus 174)
Country of Origin: Brazil
Plot Summary: This documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks, this shocking and tragic-ending event became one of violence's most shocking portraits, and one of the scariest examples of police incompetence and abuse in recent years.


Friday, April 22: "Valentín" (Valentin)
Country of Origin: Argentina
Plot Summary: An eight-year-old boy named Valentin living with his grandmother in Buenos Aires in the late 1960s discovers that his family has problems that only he can solve. Specifically, he dreams of being reunited with his mother, who is separated from Valentin's abusive father who uses him to attract new girlfriends like the attractive Leticia, whom Valentin himself befriends.


Saturday, April 23: "Voces inocentes" (Innocent Voices)
Country of Origin: El Salvador
Plot Summary: A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.

Check the Spanish Speaking Organization website for movie trailers: http://cyberbuzz.gatech.edu/sso/

We hope to see you there!

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