All scheduled dates:
- October 2, 2019 - 5:30pm-7:40pm (ended)
- October 9, 2019 - 5:30pm-7:40pm (ended)
- October 16, 2019 - 5:30pm-7:40pm (ended)
- October 23, 2019 - 5:30pm-7:40pm (ended)
- October 30, 2019 - 5:30pm-7:40pm (ended)
In October we're showing films celebrating Hispanic Heritage.
Wed., October 2, 5:30 Ixcanul 2015/NR/93minutes
María, a seventeen-year-old Mayan (Kaqchikel) girl, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her, but her suitor must first spend months working in the city. María knows nothing of this life but is forced to grapple with it.
Wed., October 9, 5:30pm McFarland USA 2015/PG/128 minutes
A California track coach played by Kevin Costner shapes an Hispanic team into state champions. Inspired by actual events.
Wed., October 16, 5:30pm Buena Vista Social Club 1999 /G/105 minutes
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
Wed., October 23, 5:30pm East Side Sushi 2015/PG/7106 minutes
Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. The winner of awards at 9 different film festivals.
Wed., October 30, 5:30pm Latinos Beyond Reel 2013/R/75 minutes
In Latinos Beyond Reel, filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine how US news and entertainment media portray -- and do not portray -- Latinos. "Effectively explains how a century of U.S. media has shaped perceptions and misperceptions of Latinos, and in turn influenced policies that have affected their lives." Andrea Quijada Executive Director, Media Literacy Project
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