A Latino Film Series is scheduled for four Thursdays, April 14, 21, 28 and May 5. The films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Hitchcock Auditorium on the Central Oregon Community College Bend campus. The films are free, and the public is welcome.
April 14 – “Maria Llena de Gracia/Maria Full of Grace” R (US)
A young Colombian girl accepts a risky offer in order to escape her country for the United States
Spanish with English subtitles, presented by Steve O’Brien, professor emeritus, COCC
April 21 -“El Crimen del Padre Amaro/The Crime of Father Amaro” R (Mexico)
A controversial drama that tells the story of a young priest who succumbs to temptation and corruption.
Spanish with English subtitles, presented by Marcela Talero, bilingual educator and advocate, Bend-La Pine School District
April 28 – “Te Busco/Looking for You” (Colombia) not rated
The 2002 box office record-breaking Colombian tale about a 5-year-old boy who helps his crazy uncle seduce a beautiful singer.
Spanish with English subtitles, presented by Dario Naboyan, Fulbright Scholar from Colombia
May 5 – “Un Dia Sin Mexicanos/A Day without Mexicans” (US) not rated
Chaos, tragedy and comedy ensue when the residents of California wake up one day to find not a single Latino left in the state.
English with Spanish subtitles, presented by Rossy Gomez-Pullig, assistant director, El Programma de Ayuda
The series is sponsored by the COCC Diversity Committee. For information, call Steve O’Brien at 383-7279.
Anyone wishing to attend this event who has special needs resulting from a physical disability should contact Gene Zinkgraf, ADA coordinator, at least three days in advance of the event. He can be reached at 383-7775 or through the college’s TTY number, 383-7708.