Dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, and Oct. 11, 2018 at 7pm
The 2018 Brentwood Arts Exchange Hispanic Heritage Film Series celebrates women filmmakers in, and from Latin America.
Zama, by Lucrecia Martel, Argentina, takes the audience back to colonial times and tells the story of a South American-born officer of the Spanish Crown, as he awaits from the King’s letter to depart to a desired location. Tatiana Huezo, from El Salvador and Mexico, focuses on human kind’s ability to arise, rebuild, and survive in El lugar más pequeño (The Tiniest Place), a documentary about the Salvadorean Civil War. While Albertina Carri, Argentina, looks at Argentina’s recent history, and the dictatorship of the 1970’s and 1980’s in the documentary Los rubios (The Blonds).
The selected films, showcase different approaches to the past and present politics in the continent’s central and southern regions, while inviting the public to critically analyze if, and how gender plays a role in film making.
Professor Ryan Long will direct a lively and engaging talk after each film. Ryan is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at University of Maryland, College Park, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD.