Based on one of the most successful novels by Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez
How long would you wait for love?
The spanish Department presents…
“Love in the Time of Cholera”
Directed by Mike Newell
Starring Javier Barden, Giovanna Mezzogiorno & Benjamin Pratt
Music by Shakira & Antonio Pinto
Place: Kremer Board Room
Time: October 10th 7pm
Free pop corn and drinks
Check out the trailer below!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 12, 2012
EVEN THE RAIN [También la lluvia]
Icíar Bollaín / 104 min. / 2011
7:00 PM Ford Theater
Presented by Dr. Bill Smaldone, Professor of History and Chair of Latin American Studies
Filmmaker Sebastián (Gael García Bernal) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosar) arrive in Cochabamba, Bolivia to make a film about Columbus’s voyage to the New World and the subjugation of the indigenous population. Just as filming begins, the natives face a crisis when the government privatizes the water company and prices skyrocket. Daily protests erupt, and the local man cast as a rebellious sixteenth-century Taino chief also becomes a leader in the water hike protests.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 5, 2012
Nacho Reig / 92 min. / 2011
Ford Theater 7:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Bob H. Reinhardt, Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Environmental & Earth Sciences
More than half a century ago many Basques left Spain to look for a better life working as sheepherders in the American West. In Amerikanuak, Nacho Reig looks at the lives of some of the last remaining Basque sheepherders in the United States. The documentary takes place under the vast blue skies and bleak, but beautiful winter landscape of the small town of Elko, Nevada.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
CHICO & RITA
Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando / 94 min. / 2012
7:00 PM in FORD THEATER
Presented by Dr. Roy Pérez, Assistant Professor of English, American Ethnic Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies
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.
Florence Jaugey / 91 min. / 2011
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 7:00 PM
Presented by Dr. John Uggen, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Nicaragua’s first full-length feature in 20 years, La Yuma tells the story of a young woman who dreams of transcending her bleak life in the slums of Managua by becoming a boxer. Looking beyond the meager possibilities that seem available to her (and ignoring the advice of her gang-member friends), she finds solace and hope in her training and falls in love with a middle-class journalism student.
FROM THE LAND TO YOUR TABLE [¿Qué culpa tiene el tomate?]
Alejo Hoijman, Marcos Loayza, Josué Méndez, Carolina Navas, Paola Vieira, Alejandra Szeplaki and Jorge Coira / 107 min. / 2009
Free and open to the public!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Willamette University, Ford Hall Theater (FORD 122)
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Johns and hosted by Willamette University’s Departments of Spanish and Film Studies and Language Learning Center
Please join the LAS Migrations Film Series tonight at 6:30pm for a screening of The Border Wall, a documentary on the US-Mexico border, followed by a discussion led by Prof. Kimberlee Chambers.
We hope to see you there!