The Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy & Religion presents the Sixth Annual Latino Heritage Month Film Series

The 6th Annual Latino Heritage Month Film Series

September 18 – October 23, 2018
All films will be screened on ESU campus and are free and open to the public.

On the Roof

(El techo)

PATRICIA RAMOS / CUBA / 75 MIN / 2017 / SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

In this feel-good ensemble dramedy, a flat rooftop in an old Havana neighborhood is the natural habitat for three friends who spend their days and nights dreaming about the future.

Yasmani is an amateur pigeon fancier who is too shy to talk to a girl he likes; Victor José has convinced himself of his Sicilian descent and now prefers to go by Vito; Anita is five months pregnant and pretends that she doesn’t care who the father is.

In the midst of their boredom, without money and dreaming about success, they decide to set up their own business.

The cost of this dream will finally lead them to personal maturity, but with some difficulty.

Clinica De Migrantes

MAXIM POZDOROVKIN / USA / 40 MIN / 2016 / SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Q&A with Steven Larson, MD, cofounder and Executive Director of Puentes de Salud. Dr. Larson is assistant dean for Global Health Programs and an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. **Sponsored by the College of Health Sciences and the Division of Student Affairs.

Clinica de Migrantes is a medical drama about a year in the life of Puentes, one of the only health clinics in the U.S. involved in the politically controversial practice of providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. By law, illegal immigrants cannot obtain health insurance, and receive no regular medical treatment. At Puentes, a team of volunteers led by Dr. Steve Larson attend to an ever-growing population of housekeepers, prep cooks, and construction workers. Many come to Puentes after being turned away at other hospitals. Full of unforgettable patient-doctor interactions and human portraits, Clinica de Migrantes tells the story of America's true untouchable class and of the heroic few who reach out to help them.

True Smile

(La sonrisa verdaders)

JUAN RAYOS / SPAIN / 82 MIN / 2015 / SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

A heart-warming story of self-improvement, True Smile follows the extraordinary 1,300 kilometers journey Sergio, a blind autistic young man, undertakes with his brother. Over 30 days, Sergio and Juan Manuel traverse desert and high mountains by tandem bike, starting in Cuenca in central Spain and finishing in one of the most remote villages in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.

The candid documentary provides a magnificent glimpse into Sergio’s impenetrable world; so similar to the desert he travels to on his trip. What underlines this story is Sergio’s amazing ability to challenge his limitations and the infinite love of his brother and companion. Sergio’s motivation and strength to undertake this amazing adventure comes from his wish to see his friend Mati again at her home in Morocco.

Summer 1993

(Estiu 1993)

CARLA SIMON / SPAIN / 96 MIN / 2017 / CATALAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents to AIDS, six-year-old Frida is forced from bustling Barcelona to the Catalan provinces to live with her aunt and uncle, her new legal guardians.

Unfortunately, the transition is not easy for Frida. Confronting the adult atters of death and religion through the eyes of a child, Simón captures exactly what it feels loke to grow up in an adult world

About Sponsors

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, and The ESU Foundation.

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.

Film Series coordinator: Dr. Annie Mendoza, Department of Modern Languages. For more information please contact amendoza@esu.edu

Enjoy FREE POPCORN during the screenings courtesy of Aramark.

For Tuesday screenings, One-Day Visitor Parking Pass available at ESU Police Parking Department, Hemlock Suite #82 on campus map.

The views expressed in the films do not necessarily reflect those of East Stroudsburg University.

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the programs offered, please contact the department secretary at (570) 422-3407 or email kdrennan1@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 208
Phone:
(570) 422-3407
Title of Department Leader
Co-Department Chair Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Religion
Name
Timothy Connolly
Phone:
(570) 422-3406
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