Cine Las Americas’ yearly film festival isn’t the only time to watch Latin films. Throughout the year, the organization holds screenings to support Latin filmmakers. In 14 years the non-profit has screened more than 1,200 Latino and indigenous films. Based out of Austin, the organization’s mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts. The organization also partners with local schools to create educational media programs that serve the minority youth in the city.
In collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University, on Wednesday, Cine Las Americas presents a free screening of Viva Cuba. The comedy/drama directed by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti narrates the story Malú and Jorgito, who have an inseparable friendship and will do anything to save it. Despite their background differences and orders from their mothers to stay away from each other, the pair runs away after learning that Malú will soon leave with her mom overseas. The only way to prevent their separation is to persuade her father from signing the consent form. The duo decides to travel to the other side of the island to find Malú’s father, whom she doesn’t even know.
The free screening of Viva Cuba is at 7 p.m. on Wed. March 6 at the Jones Auditorium at the Ragsdale Center at St. Edward’s University located at 3001 S. Congress Ave.
Watch the trailer below: