Thur., Oct. 15, 5:00 PM, Pocono Community Theater
Noam Osband / USA / 51 min / 2014 / Spanish with English subtitles
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'Adelante' is about the Mexican community in Norristown, PA. It focuses on St. Patrick's Church, as the Latino revitalization of this once moribund church mirrors the way Latinos revitalized Norristown itself. In particular, it shows how immigrants have relied on the church to adjust to a new country, as plants of temporary residency have turned into permanent resettlement, and how American parishioners have learned to embrace this new group. Centered on various events from 2010, the film shows the ways this new population has inexorably changed the church, bringing within its walls new customs, new ceremonies, and new concerns.
Q&A with director after the screening
The Third Annual East Stroudsburg University Latino Heritage Month Film Festival is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Languages, the Office of the Provost & Vice President for
Academic Affairs, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and the ESU Center for Research and Economic Development, Inc. A special thanks to Dr. Susana Maiztegui (Dept. of Modern Languages), Dr. Jeff Ruth (Dept. of Modern Languages), Dr. Margaret Ball (Dept. of Theater), Courtney Tolino (President, Pocono Community Theater), and the staff at the Pocono Community Theater for their help in organizing the film festival.
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain. Film Festival coordinator: Dr. Annie Mendoza, Department of Modern Languages. For more information visit www.esu.edu/ml or email email@example.com
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On-campus screenings (Stroud 113): enjoy FREE POPCORN during the movie courtesy of Aramark.
One-Day Visitor Parking Pass available at ESU Police Parking Department, Hemlock Suites (Bldg #82 on campus map).
Pocono Community Theater screenings: ESU Students with a current i.d. can receive a $2 popcorn/soft drink combo at the concession stand.
The views expressed in the films do not necessarily reflect those of East Stroudsburg University