Pueblo Unido IV celebrates Latin American heritage with films
ALPINE – On Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15, the Fine Arts and Communication Department of Sul Ross State University will be hosting a Micro Cinema event to commemorate Pueblo Unido IV.
The event will take place in the studio theatre of the Francois Fine Arts Building on the campus of SRSU
This year’s theme is “La Familia”—a two-night event celebrating our Latin American heritage through film.
Friday night is a short-form format featuring such films as Jai/Life, Mariposa/Butterfly, Un Buen Hijo, Waiting for Trains, and I Am a Virgin for Sure. A longer offering, La Ciudad, tells the stories of Mexican American immigrants living in New York City.
Saturday night’s offering is the feature film A Better Life.
Set in East Los Angeles, it depicts the struggles of a gardener-father who tries to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.
Demián Bichir was nominated for an Oscar in 2012 for his Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
A short discussion about the films will conclude each evening, and the event is open to the public. Show times for both evenings are 7:30 p.m. A one-day pass costs $5 and a two-day pass costs $8. Advanced tickets are available at www.sulross.edu/theatre or by calling 888-722-SRSU. Sul Ross State University students, faculty, and staff members with a valid ID receive free admission.
For more information please contact Michelle Selk at 432-837-8794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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