Cine Las Americas is a non-profit, multicultural organization that is best known for their annual film festival, but also host various film screenings year-round. They have screened more than 1,200 Latino and Indigenous films. The 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.
As a part of the Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse, Cine Las Americas will be screening the Mexican comedy ACORAZADO, a homage to low budget Mexican comedies of the ’60s and ’70s. Written and directed by Álvaro Curiel, ACORAZADO is a story that revolves around the journey of Silverio Palacios, a man who writes political speeches and is unemployed. The story takes place in Veracruz, Mexico where there is a union struggle against the privatization of the port that has left Silverio unemployed. Everyone is telling Silverio to leave Veracruz and go to the United States. The plan was to travel to the Florida Keys on a makeshift raft and pose as a Cuban migrant so he can stay in the United States. However, Silverio’s raft gets caught in a storm, and when he finally reaches land he becomes famous migrant who went south instead of north. The film offers a mocking view on political theater giving real reason on why people decide to seek a better life in another country.
The Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse purpose is to bring monthly screenings of Ibero-American films, which include films made by or about Latinos or indigenous peoples of the Americas. The screening of ACORAZADO will take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Village located at 2700 West Anderson Lane. The 2010, 35 mm film is in Spanish with English subtitles and lasts 97 minutes. For more information visit Cine Las Americas website or call 512-476-1320.