As part of their latest series, Cine Las Americas, in collaboration with the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), will be presenting A Decade of Comedy in Latin American Cinema. The films are from the first decade of the 21st century and include dark humor and irony that tackles social, political, and cultural topics. Films in the series include a 2002 Colombian film Bolivar soy yo! which portrays an actor who plays the role of Simon Bolivar in a soap opera but ends up confusing real life with his characters reality and 2004 Argentinean film Buena Vida (Delivery) which deals with the romance of a Pato and Hernan until the family of Pato unexpectedly show up along with his daughter.
Cine Las Americas is a non-profit, multi-cultural organization whose mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts. They are best known for their annual film festival, but also host film screenings year-round. They have screened more than 1,200 Latino and Indigenous films and have partnered with local schools to form educational media programs to serve the minority youth.
The film screenings will be held on Wednesdays starting Jan. 23 and running until Feb. 27. All screenings will be held at the Black Box Theatre at the MACC located on 600 Red River St. Austin, Texas 78701 and admission is free. All films will be subtitled in English.
Bolivar soy yo! – Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m.
Buena Vida (Delivery) – Wednesday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m.
For a complete listing of films and details, visit cinelasamericas.org.