Asalto al Cine (The Cinema Hold Up) (2011), a film screening as part of the Spanish Film Club Festival by Pragda
From site: News & Events
Date: Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 132, Hendricks Center for the Arts
Sponsored by: Modern Languages and Literatures / Contact: Amy Tibbitts 363-2080
Contact: Amy L. Tibbitts
The Cinema Hold Up is a vibrant, authentic, and wonderfully observed portrait of the tempo and texture of today's Mexican youth culture. First-time feature director Iria Gómez Concheiro draws pitch-perfect performances from the talented ensemble cast and registers a strong and original voice in Mexican cinema. Negus, Chale, Sapo and Chata are teenagers who grew up in the same rundown district of Mexico City. They spend their days listening to hip-hop, smoking marihuana and fantasizing about the opposite sex. One day they have the bright idea of robbing a movie theater, jeopardizing the one sure thing they have in life – their friendship. An explosive, entertaining comedy with impeccable performances, this original, unpredictable debut establishes Iria Gómez Concheiro as a promising new voice in Mexican cinema.
Director: Irina Gómez Concheiro
Running Time: 124 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
This event is free and open to the campus and community.
Spanish Film Club (SFC), an initiave by PRAGDA, supports and facilitates the organization of Spanish and Latin American Film Festivals in universities and cultural institutions in North America. The project's ultimate goal is to introduce students and a generally broader audience to the cultures of these territories and to create a stable exhibition platform of the latest Spanish and Portuguese language cinema in Canada and the U.S.