Sunday, January 21, 2007

PRIMEROS JUEVES film series begins the semester with Quinceañera


VENUE CHANGE - MOVED TO 2ND FLOOR STUDENTS BUILDING

Poder Latina/o's Primeros Jueves film series starts the semester with Richard Glatzer
Wash Westmoreland's award winning film: Quinceañera


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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1
7 PM
UpCDC - Student's Building
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Magdalena is 14 and anxiously awaiting her 15th birthday where she'll celebrate her quinceanera. Her world starts to crumble when she discovers her pregnancy after not being able to fit in her gown for her quinceanara. Soon, she's kicked out of her home, abandoned by her family, and abandoned by her baby's father. Magdalena is then taken in by her great-granduncle, Tomas and her gay, often-in-trouble cousin, Carlos. There she finds a new family and life.

Mary Beltrán Comes to Speak at Vassar



Mary Beltrán







Dept. of Communication Arts
Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program

FEBRUARY 8TH
@ 5PM
VILLARD ROOM

"My research and teaching interests include Latino/a, mixed-race, and other non-white participation and representation in U.S. film and television; stardom and the construction of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation; Hollywood film history and theory; and media activism and media justice movements. I am particularly interested in media representation and the media industries as a reflection of social history and social power."*

*excerpt from UW-M faculty biography.

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