Cine Las Americas is a non-profit, multicultural organization, best known for their annual film festival, but also the host of film screenings year-round. They have screened over 1,200 Latino and Indigenous films and have partnered with local schools to form educational media programs that serve the minority youth. 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.
This week as part of their Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse, Cine Las Americas will be screening Sangue do Meu Sangue. A Portuguese film by João Canijoa, Sangue do Meu Sangue is about a family of four, Márcia with her two children and her sister, who have to face life and their destiny together as a family. Márcia has been trying to protect her family of the poverty cycle in which the family has lived, but when Claudia, Márcia’s daughter and a nursing student, reveals that she is in love with a married man and Joca, Marcia’s teenage son, has to face the tough realities of the street because of his naïve decision to throw himself in to the drug trafficking world of their neighborhood, the family has to confront what lies ahead. The film explores how the family has to learn to understand the actions of its members and their individual lives.
The Portuguese drama, which is Portugal’s nomination for the 2013 Academy Awards, will be screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Village located on 2700 West Anderson Lane on November 25 at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for members and $10 for the general public. The film lasts 133 minutes and is in Portuguese with English subtitles. For more information visit their website or call 512-476-1320.