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Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento

November 7, 2007

Sacramento State says “bienvenidos” to
International Latino Film Festival

The comedy The Great Match is centered on three factions of soccer fans determined to see the televised 2002 World Cup match. The comedy, The Great Match, is centered on three factions of soccer fans determined to see the televised 2002 World Cup match..

The International Latino Film Festival comes to Sacramento—via Sacramento State—for the first time in its 11-year history. Sacramento State’s Serna Center is presenting three films to be shown at various locations and times in the University Union Nov. 13, 14 and 19.

The Festival, which spans eight cities including San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael, Berkeley and Sacramento, showcases the best in new international Latino cinema, applauds emerging talent and pays tribute to celebrated Latino actors, directors and producers. The films present varied views of social, political and economic perspectives of Latinos in the United States and internationally.

The opening film, Sixty Years from the End of the Holocaust, will run at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Hinde Auditorium in the University Union. The film tells the story of a young man taking care of his ailing grandfather in Argentina. After coming across an old photograph of his grandfather in Auschwitz, the young man goes in search of his Jewish identity across several countries to fulfill his grandfather’s dying wish.

The City of the Photographers is playing at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the University Union’s Redwood Room. The documentary features the work of photographers who captured Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s brutal regime and his army’s atrocities. The photographers’ pictures, published in Chile and abroad, were largely credited with spurring the revolution against the regime.

The final film in the series, The Great Match, will be shown at noon, Monday, Nov. 19 in the Hinde Auditorium. The comedy is centered on three factions of soccer fans—a nomadic family from Mongolia, a camel caravan of Tuaregs in the Sahara, and a group of Amazonian Indians—determined to see the televised 2002 World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. The film illustrates the resourcefulness of those who are isolated from instant access that many of us take for granted in the information age.

The event is co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center, Women’s Resource Center and Department of Theatre and Dance.

For more information, contact the Serna Center at (916) 278-4512. For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

 

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