Sul Ross film event celebrates Hispanic heritage
ALPINE – Sul Ross State University will commemorate Pueblo Unido IV with a two-night Micro Cinema film event on Friday and Saturday.
Hosted by the Fine Arts and Communication Department, the event will celebrate Latin heritage. Show time for both evenings is 7:30pm in the Studio Theatre, Francois Fine Arts Building.
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.
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.
Information: Michelle Selk, (432) 837-8794 or email@example.com.
Please see page 7 for film descriptions.
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