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Ibero-American Film Festival Continues Nov. 16

Aug 22, 2017


The Randolph-Macon College Department of Modern Languages presents the Ibero-American Film Festival in conjunction with the college's 2017-2018 Cultural Arts and Events Series. All films begin at 6 p.m. in the Brock Commons SunTrust Theater (304 Henry Street). Map and Directions 

This five-part festival, which showcases some of the film masterpieces from Iberian and Latin American cinemas, is made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain. It is also sponsored by the Committee on Assemblies and Special Events (CASE); and by R-MC's Spanish Club and Sigma Delta Pi chapter. All films are free and open to the public.

R-MC Spanish Professor María José Bordera coordinated the festival.

"This is an excellent opportunity for filmgoers to enjoy some of the finest films from the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and Latin America," she says. "These films are representative of the most recent cinematic production within the Hispanic world and offer the perfect combination of beauty and social critique." She continues, "The opportunity to host such a unique film festival allows us to celebrate and honor the diversity of the Hispanic world during Hispanic Heritage month (October) and to share it with the greater community. This festival would not have been possible without the generous support of Pragda, an association that keeps an excellent repertoire of up-to-date Hispanic cinema."

Below is the schedule for the Ibero-American Film Festival:

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6 p.m. Brock Commons, SunTrust Theater
In "Truman," directed by Cesc Gay, Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, share emotional and surprising moments.

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"Asier and I"

6 p.m. Brock Commons, SunTrust Theater
"Asier and I," directed by Aitor and Amaia Merino, tells the story of two childhood friends who grow apart due to the political turmoil of the Basque conflict of the 1980s.

Empty Classroom film poster10/19
"The Empty Classroom"

6 p.m. Brock Commons, SunTrust Theater
In "The Empty Classroom," 11 directors tell the story of the high school dropout crisis in Latin America in an anthology of narrative and documentary film as beautifully diverse and complex as the region.

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"Chinese Take-away"

6 p.m. Brock Commons, SunTrust Theater
"Chinese Take-away," directed by Sebastian Borensztein, is the story of a man with a very particular personality, who finds himself sharing his hermit-like existence with another man who has no particular personality at all.

La Yuma film poster

"La Yuma"

6 p.m. Brock Commons, SunTrust Theater
In "La Yuma," director Florence Yaugey story of Yuma, a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.

R-MC's Cultural Arts & Entertainment Series
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