Cine Las Americas is a non-profit, multi-cultural organization whose mission is to mission of Cine Las Americas is to promote cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts. 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.
Their next screening is Pa negre, a film by Agustí Villaronga. It is about the war-ravaged Catalan in the early 1940s when 11-year-old Andreu witnesses the final moments of a dying man and boy inside a crushed wagon he stumbles upon. His father becomes suspect of having a part this tragedy and the boy is sent to live with relatives as his father goes into hiding. There, Andreu creates a fantasy life while still having to confront the world of adult deception during a civil war. The film is aimed to study the emotions and feeling in traumatic situations.
This free screening of Pa negre presented as part of their film series “Transitions in Spanish Cinema: Spain from the 1930s to the Present.” To learn more about the series click here. The 2010 drama from Spain lasts 108 minutes and is based on a novel by Emili Teixidor. It is in Spanish with English subtitles. The screening will take place November 1 at 7 p.m. at the Jones Auditorium at St. Edward’s University located on 3001 S. Congress Avenue.