As part of their series A Decade of Comedy in Latin America cinema, Cine Las Americas in collaboration with the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), will be screening Temporada de patos. Temporada de patos is about 14-year-old Flama and Moko who are spending their Sunday afternoon alone at Flama’s apartment with soda, video games, and money to buy pizza. Unexpected events, including their neighbor needing to bake a cake and the pizza delivery man refusing to leave without being paid even though he was late on the delivery, lead both Flama and Moko away from their perfect, teenage Sunday afternoon.
Cine Las Americas is a nonprofit, multicultural organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts. They are known mostly for their annual film festival, but are the host of film screenings year-round. Since their founding, they have screened over 1,200 Latino and Indigenous films as well as partnered with local schools to form educational media programs that serve minority youth in the community.
Temporada de patos will be screening today at the MACC, located on 600 River Street, Austin, TX, 78701. The screening begins at 8 p.m. and admission is free. The 2004 Mexican comedy is in Spanish with English subtitles. The series A Decade of Comedy in Latin America cinema is held every Wednesday and will end Feb. 27. Next week in the series, a 2006 Brazilian comedy O Cheiro do Ralo will be screening. For more information on the series and listings of future screenings, visit the Cine Las Americas website.