Beautiful opens at Salem Cinema – Friday, March 3

The new movie Beautiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu is opening Friday, March 4 at Salem Cinema. Cost is $7 for students and $6 for all shows before 5:00.

Here’s the synopsis from the website:

Biutiful is a love story between a father and his children. This is the journey of Uxbal, a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona.  His livelihood is earned out of bounds, his sacrifices for his children know no bounds.   Like life itself, this is a circular tale that ends where it begins.  As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed,  a dim, redemptive road  brightens,  illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child, and the paternal guiding hand that navigates life’s corridors, whether bright, bad – or biutiful

For showtimes, visit Salem Cinema’s Website at:

Spanish Conversation Cafe

The Spanish club and the Spanish language learning assistants brings you…

an hour of informal Spanish conversation!

Every Friday morning at 10am at Governor’s Cup coffee shop.

Hola amigos,
Decidimos organizar una salida para tomarnos un café y charlar un rato para practicar español y hacer amigos. La idea es hacer algo informal, diferente a las clases así que hemos propuesto ir a Governor’s Cup una cafetería en el centro de Salem para tomarnos un café y conversar de nuestras vidas o de cualquier tema interesante.
La idea es llevar un grupo de 6 personas tomarnos un café y hablar hasta el cansancio…

Nos vemos allí!

Trip to see Ana en el trópico in Portland

On Friday, Jairo and Melina, along with the help of the Spanish department and Spanish club, took a group of Willamette students to see the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ana en el trópico. The play was written by Cuban-American Nilo Cruz, and it details the history of a cigar-making industry that has moved to the United States and its struggle to conserve Cuban tradition in the midst of a modernizing world. It is written to be an analogy of Anna Kerinina, which is read continuously throughout the play by the lector, who was hired to entertain the workers until machines began replacing them around 1930. Professor Delgadillo joined us for the play and accompanied us to dinner at Portland’s finest, Taco del Mar. All in all, it was a great way to spend a Thursday.