Spanish Language Film Series

Fall 2016

La Lengua de las Mariposas movie poster

September 5
La Lengua de las Mariposas (1999)

Set in in Spain 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, a young boy starts school and builds a memorable relationship with a professor.

Machuca movie poster

September 19
Machuca (2004, Spain)

Set in Santiago capital of Chile in 1973, the first socialist president is democratically elected. Two boys, from upper and lower class, become friends and observe a political coup that changes their lives forever.

Todo Sobre Mi Madre Movie Poster

October 3
Todo Sobre mi Madre (1999, Spain)

A single mother in Madrid, Spain loses her son in a car accident. Beside herself with grief, she decides to return to Barcelona to tell the boy’s transgender father about the death of the son he never knew he had.

Guantanamera movie poster

October 31
Guantanamera (1995, Cuba)

Set in Cuba, a well-known singer travels to her birthplace to meet up with a loved one from her past; she suffers from a heart attack and dies. As her body is transported back, they make stops in small towns sharing their thoughts on faith, love and politics.

Amores Perros movie poster

November 1
Amores Perros (2000, Mexico)

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life’s harsh realities, all in the name of love.

Tambien la Lluvia movie poster

November 28
Tambien la Lluvia (2010)

A Spanish director and his crew film a movie in Bolivia about Christopher Columbus and his journey; while a protest for water privatization takes over, an actor on the film is the leading protest activist.