6 p.m. - Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG)
Featured Film: "Ixcanul, Volcán" (Ixcanul, Volcano)
Festival runs September 15-16 at BW and September 20, 24 & 26 at the Capitol Theatre.

Latin American Film Festival

September 15, 2017

Opening Reception: 6 p.m."Ixcanul, Volcán" (Ixcanul, Volcano)
Screening: 7 p.m.

Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG)

Free admission and open to the public.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with five films from Latin America, receptions and community dialogue, the Festival de Cine Latinoamericano is a new initiative of the BW Spanish program, using the artistry of film to build relationships between the BW-Berea community and the Hispanic population of Cleveland’s West Side.

Festival runs September 15-16 at BW and September 20, 24 & 26 at the Capitol Theatre. For full Festival de Cine Latinoamericano details, visit www.bw.edu/events/2017/latin-american-film-festival.

"Ixcanul, Volcán" (Ixcanul, Volcano)

Jayro Bustamante / France, Guatemala / 62 min / 2015 / Maya and Spanish with English subtitles

Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation in the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. Her parents have promised her in marriage to Ignacio, the plantation overseer.

But Maria doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny. Pepe, a young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the U.S., becomes her possible way out. Maria seduces Pepe in order to run away with him. But after promises and clandestine meetings, Pepe takes off, leaving her pregnant, alone and in disgrace. There’s no time to lose for Maria’s mother, who thinks abortion is the only solution.

Community dialogue/discussion after the film.

The Festival de Cine Latinoamericano is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.

This event is made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and The Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport of Spain.

Special thanks to Cleveland Cinemas, the Baldwin Wallace Hispanic American Student Association and Spanish Club.

Supported By

Logos for Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain

Special Thanks

Logos for the Baldwin Wallace Hispanic American Student Association, Cleveland Cinemas, and Spanish Club