Pragda, a distributor of films from Spain and Latin America, has awarded Hamilton a grant for the organization of a Spanish Film Club festival. Five films will be featured in the festival organized by Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Luisa Briones-Manzano in collaboration with the Hispanic Studies Department, the Dean of Faculty and the Days-Massolo Center.

The film screenings, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.

Briones-Manzano said the festival will reinforce and increase “the discussion around historical memory (dictatorship and terrorism) with transversal topics of gender and race.

“The movies have a common subject of terror and fear that will be the leitmotiv to the approach of the screenings,” she added.

Films featured in the Spanish Film Club festival are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2: Bad Hair (Venezuela, 2014) (Pelo Malo), directed by Mariana Rondón. In Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16: Clandestine Childhood (Argentina, Brazil, Spain, 2011) (Infancia Clandestina), directed by Benjamín Ávila. In Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Tuesday, March 1: Black Bread (Spain, 2010) (Pa Negre), directed by Agustí Villaronga. In Catalan with English subtitles.
  • Tuesday, March 8: Asier and I (Ecuador, Spain, 2013) (Asier ETA Biok), directed by Aitor Merino and Amaia Merino. Spanish and Basque with English subtitles
  • Tuesday, March 29: Barefoot in the Kitchen (Spain, 2013) (Con la Pata Quebrada), directed by Diego Galán. In Spanish with English subtitles.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain. In addition, the event is possible thanks to the Dean of Faculty, the Days-Massolo Center and the Hispanic Studies Department.

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