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Hispanic Film Festival Jan. 9-Feb. 6

Augustana College will present its 24th annual Hispanic Film Festival Jan. 9-Feb. 6. Five films will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the Hanson Hall of Science auditorium, Room 102.

Films are free and open to the public.

Jan. 9: La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow)

This 2009 drama by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa addresses the fears of abused women in Peru's recent history. It won the 2009 Golden Bear award and FIPRESCI prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, as well as the award for best film in the 24 Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara in Mexico. It was nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, becoming the first Peruvian film to be nominated for the award.

The film is in Spanish and Quechua, and runs about 95 minutes.

Jan. 16: Sin nombre (Nameless)

This 2009 Mexican-American adventure thriller is about a Honduran girl trying to immigrate to the United States by first moving to Mexico, and a boy caught up in gang life. It won awards for directing and cinematography at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

It is rated R and runs one hour, 36 minutes.

Jan. 23: Cuba y el fotógrafo (Cuba and the Cameraman)

This 2017 American documentary is a Netflix Original that follows three Cuban families during 40 years of the nation’s history. Director Jon Alpert is an American journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker.

The unrated film runs one hour, 54 minutes.

Jan. 30: La novia (The Bride)

This 2015 Spanish drama is based on the 1933 play "Blood Wedding" about a tragic love triangle. The film was nominated for the Goya Awards.

It is rated PG13 and runs one hour, 35 minutes.

Feb. 6: Una mujer fantástica (A Fantastic Woman)

This 2017 Chilean drama was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film, where it won in the 90th Academy Awards. A young transgender woman loses her older boyfriend to a brain aneurysm, and then encounters suspicion and hostility from his family and the authorities while she tries to grieve.

Rated R, the film runs one hour, 40 minutes.

Contact:

Dr. Jeanneth Vázquez, 309-794-7670.

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