WWCC Spanish Department Hosting Spanish Language Film Series

GREEN RIVER – The Spanish Department at Western Wyoming Community College will host its second month-long Spanish-language film series of 2016 at the Green River Center beginning Wednesday, Oct. 5. All films will be screened in the John Wesley Powell Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. This film series is free and open to the public.

The films include:

Wednesday, Oct. 5“Sugar” (2008), which follows a Dominican baseball star, Miguel “Sugar” Santos (Algenis Perez), as he works to find success in America’s minor leagues. (Rated R for language, some sexuality, and brief drug use.)  

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Wednesday, Oct. 12“All About My Mother” (1999), directed by Pedro Almodóvar, which concerns a young aspiring writer, Esteban (Eloy Azorin), who seeks to learn the identity of his father, which his mother has kept secret. (Rated R for sexuality, including strong sexual dialogue, language, and some drug content.)

Wednesday, Oct. 19“Maria Full of Grace” (2004), about a Colombian teenager (Catalina Sandino Moreno) who tries to provide for her family by becoming a drug courier for a cartel. (Rated R for drug content and language.)

Wednesday, Oct. 26“Undertow” (a.k.a. “Contracorriente”) (2009), which follows the conflicted and bittersweet love triangle between a Peruvian fisherman, his pregnant wife and his male lover. (Not rated; contains adult language, mature situations, and some nudity.)

All four films will be presented in their original language with English subtitles. “Sugar” features both Spanish- and English-language dialogue.

Western is pleased to welcome students and community members to the Spanish Department’s Free Film Series at the Green River Center. For more information, email Associate Professor of Spanish Jim Gustafson, Ph.D., at jgustafson@westernwyoming.edu or Assistant Professor of Spanish Nish Goicolea atngoicolea@westernwyoming.edu.