Race, Gender, and Political Dissent: Latin American & Caribbean Film Today

The first Williams Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival, organized by the Department of Romance Languages, begins on April 2 with Santa y Andrés  by Carlos Lechuga (2016). The film relates the improbable friendship between a revolutionary country girl and a noncompliant gay writer she has to watch over for three consecutive days. It was censored in Cuba by ministerial decision but has flourished on the international film festival circuit. 

The festival will continue on April 16 with director Jorge Thielen Armand screening his award-winning film, La Soledad / The Solitude (2016, Venezuela) and on April 23  Carpinteros / Woodpeckers by Jose María Cabral (2017, Dominican Republic).  These are compelling and provocative tales of survival, resistance, determination, and transgression, some of them inspired by real events. 

All movies in Spanish with English subtitles.

 

Monday, April 2 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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