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Santiago Canyon College Hosts Free Latin American Film Festival

​​Three October Film Screenings Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

(Orange)— Santiago Canyon College (SCC) invites the community to attend a free Latin American Film Festival. The free screenings will be held on Friday, October 11; Friday, October 18; and Friday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. in D-101 at Santiago Canyon College, 8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange. Parking, admission, and snacks are all complimentary. An introduction and discussion of each film will be provided by SCC Modern Languages Department faculty.

The featured films are:

  • Friday, October 11: Hermano (Brother)—This 2010 Venezuelan film directed by Marcel Rasquin is about two young men who have been raised as brothers whose soccer-playing talents may offer escape from the slums of Caracas. While a soccer scout is in town, a personal tragedy threatens to tear them apart and destroy their dreams of the future. It won awards at international film festivals in Moscow; Havana, Cuba; and Los Angeles. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles and is not rated.
  • Friday, October 18: Cautiva (Captive)—This 2004 Argentinean film directed by Gaston Biraben, is a political thriller based on the legacy of Argentina’s military dictatorship of the 1970s, which still affected Argentina 20 or 30 years later. The film focuses on Cristina, a teenage girl from a middle class family, whose life is thrown into turmoil when she learns from a judge that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. It won awards at Latin American and European film festivals from 2003 to 2006. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles and is not rated.
  • Friday, October 25: Nosotros Los Nobles (We Are The Nobles)—This 2013 Mexican film directed by Gary Alazraki is comedy about the father of three spoiled, rich children who cuts them off from the family fortune to force them to live in the real world and get a job. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles and is not  rated.

For more information, contact (714) 628-4938 or (714) 628-4742.

About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College is a public community college of Rancho Santiago Community College District, serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin and Villa Park. The college provides education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503