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 mostly known for their annual film festival, but have also screened more than 1,200 Latino and Indigenous films and have partnered with local schools to form educational media programs that serve the minority youth.
Their next screening is Las 13 Rosas. Directed by Emilio Martinez Lazaro, Las 13 Rosas is a true story about a group of women, including some minors, who unite in the newly installed galleries of a detention center, under the totalitarian regime of General Francisco Franco and the Nationalist party at the end of the Spanish Civil War. All of the women are accused of crimes against the regime, and share their last days of life with hope and convictions for their ideals before facing a summary trial, even when General Franco has promised that the only ones prosecuted will be the ones with blood on their hands.
Cine Las Americas, in collaboration with the Emma S. Barrientos MACC and St. Edward’s University in their series “Transiciones en el Cine Español (Transitions in Spanish Cinema),” will be screening Las 13 Rosas on Thursday, November 8, at St. Edward’s University located at 3001 S. Congress Ave. at the Jones Auditorium. Admission to the screening of the 2007 drama will be free and the will start at 7 p.m.