Cine Las Americas is a multi-cultural, non-profit 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 are 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.
Their latest screening is 25 watts, a 2001 comedy-drama from Uruguay. The film surrounds the story of three loafers, called Leche, Javi, and Seba, living in a suburb of Montevideo who do nothing over the weekend. Leche is supposed to study for an Italian exam but instead flirts with his teacher while Javi is counting the seconds to quit his job of announcing sales with a loudspeaker strapped to the roof of his car for a local convenience store.
The screening of 25 watts will be taking place 8 p.m. today at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) located on 600 River Street. The film last 92 minutes and will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. For more information, visit the Cine Las Americas website.