For 14 years, Cine Las Americas has screened more than 1,200 Latino and indigenous films. Known for their annual film festival, Cine Las Americas is a non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts. Although known for their annual film festival, the organization has also partnered with local schools to create media arts educational programs to serve the minority youth in Austin.
As part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse, the organization will present two screenings of Octubre (October). Directed by brothers Diego and Daniel Vega, the movie tells the story of Clemente, a solitary small time pawnbroker, who is forced to take in a baby left by one of the prostitutes he has been with. Unable to rid himself of the baby, Clemente, hires his neighbor and client Sofía, a devout woman to the Lord of Miracles, as a babysitter.
The first screening of Octubre will be at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 9, while the second screening is at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 16. Both will be shown at the Alamo Drafthouse Village located at 2700 West Anderson Lane.