Thanks to the generous collaboration of The Capitol-4th Street Theatre, The Seasons Performance Hall, Fresh Hop Group and YVCC Diversity Series , the Yakima-Morelia Sister City Association is excited to present Cinema Latino: 2017 Latino Film Series.
The series will open on Tuesday, March 21st with two consecutive nights of the Capitol’s 4th Street Features. On the 21st at the 4th Street Theatre we will screen Hands of Stone, a bio-flix of famed boxer, Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel, starring Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro. The following evening, March 22nd, we will show Neruda, the award winning film about the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. Both films will be presented with short films and other entertainment as we kick off a celebration of Latino cinema on the big screen.
On Thursday, March 23rd, Cinema Latino moves to the Seasons Performance Hall where we will present a unique double bill. The evening will begin with a screening of the documentary The Weekend Sailor, the exciting and often harrowing true story of a Mexican team’s unlikely win in the first Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1974. Our second feature will be The Vessel, an independent film written and directed by Julio Quintana and produced by Terrence Malick. Martin Sheen stars in this dramatic story that takes place ten years after a tsunami destroyed a small-town elementary school with all the children inside. The town’s long forgotten passions are set aflame when a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school’s remains.
Cinema Latino will end on an upbeat note on Friday, March 24th again at The Seasons, where you can meet members of Y-MSCA, enjoy some delicious snacks and watch the Mexican punk-comedy, El Alien y Yo. The film tells the story of Lauro, Rita and Agus who have a punk band that's not very successful. They decide to add a keyboard player to "refresh" their sound, and that's when they meet Pepe, a very talented player. In spite of the fact that he has downs syndrome, they accept Pepe in the band and call him "The Alien".
The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. each evening of the series. Tickets will be available at the door or through the Capitol Theatre Box Office. Admission for each evening is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. A pass for the whole four night series is only $25.
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