2007-08-31

Film Series at the Athens Public Library

I do get other cultural events listings, too, but today they are all from the Athens Public Library (and FREE!)

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Interested in Hispanic or Latino culture? Please join us at the Athens Regional Library (2025 Baxter Street, Athens) for this year's Hispanic Heritage month film series. Here is the schedule:

(Tues) Sept. 11, 7-9 pm: Cuban Blood. (Released in 2003 as: Dreaming of Julia.) Directed by Juan Gerard. PG-13. "Che [a young boy] tries to keep order in his small town until rebels blow up the power plant making all the lights go. Now he has to confront the rebels before they take everything he loves away." Starring: Harvey Keitel, Iben Hjejle, Gabino Diego, Diana Bracho, Cecilia Suárez.

(Mon.) Sept. 17, 7-8 pm: Streams of Gold. Documentary. "This documentary traces the history of an American company’s presence in an Andean mining town from the 1890’s to World War II, where filmmaker John Tweedy’s grandparents lived and worked for nearly thirty years. It explores the complicated relationship between global capital and its effects on local communities."

(Mon.) Sept. 24, 7-9 pm: El perro del hortelano. Directed by Pilar Miró. Based on the Siglo de Oro play by Lope de Vega. Not rated. In Spanish with English subtitles. "A 17th-century Spanish noblewoman romances her low-born personal secretary, who is in love with her maid." Starring: Emma Suárez, Carmelo Gómez, Ana Duato, Fernando Conde, Miguel Rellán.

(Mon.) Oct. 1, 7-9 pm: Take the lead. Directed by Liz Friedlander. PG-13. "Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire’s and Charisse’s, and as Pierre’s lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults." Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Dante Basco, Alfre Woodard.

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