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II Hispanic Film Festival

When: October 24 - November 14, 2013

Where: Lecture Hall 4

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is excited to announce its full lineup of movies for the 2nd Hispanic Film Festival, which will take place in Fall 2013. This edition will feature a diverse group of award-winning films which are representative of the cultural and socio-economic complexity of the Hispanic world. All screenings are free, open to the public and subtitled in English. More information on the films and the series can be found here.

For further details, contact Vanessa Cañete-Jurado, vanessa@binghamton.edu.

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Harpur College Dean's Office. 

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Chico & Rita

October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall 4

Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando / UK / 94 min / 2010
Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (The Age of Beauty) and famous artist Javier Mariscal have teamed up to make Chico & Rita, an animated love story starring the music, culture and people of Cuba. Chico is a dashing piano player and Rita is an enchanting and beautiful Havana nightclub singer. When they meet, the sparks fly and they fall madly in love. An epic romance unfolds as the pair travels the glamorous stages of 1940s/1950s Havana, New York City, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Paris.


Pa Negre (Black Bread)

October 31, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall 4

Agustí Villaronga / Spain / 108 min / 2010
Andreu comes across the bodies of a father and son in the forest; leaning over the dying boy, Andreu hears him whisper "Pitorliu"—the name of a monster supposedly haunting local caves. But the real monsters in this brilliant adaptation of Emil Teixidor's novel are the local Fascists, who keep close watch on the family of Andreu and other Republican sympathizers—and who think Andreu's father might know more about these murders than he admits.


Un Cuento Chino (Chinese Take-Out)

November 7, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall 4

Sebastián Borensztein / Argentina / Spain / 98 min / 2011
Ricardo Darín plays Roberto, a gruff, anti-social loner who lords over his tiny hardware shop in Buenos Aires with a meticulous sense of control and routine. After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese man who has arrived in Argentina looking for his only living relative, Roberto takes him in. Their unusual cohabitation helps Roberto bring an end to his loneliness, but not without revealing to the impassive Jun that destiny's intersections are many.


Aquí y Allá (Here and There)

November 14, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall 4

Antonio Méndez Esparza's directorial debut radiantly captures the complex homecoming of a loving father. After years of working in New York, Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico. He finds his daughters older and more distant than he imagined. The villagers think this year's crop will be bountiful, but the locals are wise to a life of insecurity. Their thoughts are often of family members or opportunities far away, north of the border.


This festival was made possible thanks to the support of Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

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Last Updated: 10/24/13