Race, Gender, and Political Dissent: Latin American & Caribbean Film Today

The first Williams Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival, organized by the Department of Romance Languages, begins on April 2 with Santa y Andrés by Carlos Lechuga (2016). The film relates the improbable friendship between a revolutionary country girl and a noncompliant gay writer she has to watch over for three consecutive days. It was censored in Cuba by ministerial decision but has flourished on the international film festival circuit.

The festival will continue on April 16 with La Soledad/ The Solitude by Jorge Thielen Armand (2016, Venezuela) and on April 23 with Carpinteros / Woodpeckers by José María Cabral (2017, Dominican Republic). These are compelling and provocative tales of survival, resistance, determination, and transgression, some of them inspired by real events.

All films to be shown at Images Cinema at 7 PMAll movies are in Spanish with English subtitles. Free admission and open to the public. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street in Williamstown, MA.

* Sponsored by the Williams College Department of Romance Languages and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Santa y Andrés / Santa & Andrés

Carlos Lechuga, 2016, Cuba-Colombia-France

April 2, @ 7PM, Images Cinema

La Soledad / The Solitude

2016, Venezuela
Screening with director, Jorge Thielen Armand

April 16, @ 7PM, Images Cinema

Carpinteros / Woodpeckers

José María Cabral, 2017, Dominican Republic

April 23, @ 7PM, Images Cinema