SCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Latin American Film Festival

Orange—Santiago Canyon College will present three films in October as part of its annual Latin American Film Festival. The films are open to the public and are presented by the Languages Department as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The festival begins with El Secreto De Sus Ojos/The Secret in Their Eyes on Friday, October 14. This 2009 crime thriller from Argentina features political intrigue, unrequited love, and vengeance—tempered with unexpected comic relief. Based on the novel by Eduardo Sacheri, it won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010. El Secreto De Sus Ojos is rated R for violent images, some graphic nudity and language.

The second film in the festival is Sin Nombre/Nameless on Friday, October 21. This 2009 award-winning dramatic thriller from Mexico follows the parallel journeys of two teenagers who meet after a fatal encounter. Inspired by US writer and director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s first-hand experience with Central American immigrants, the film won several awards, including prizes for directing and cinematography at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Sin Nombre is rated R for violence, language, and some sexual content.

The final film in the festival is Entre Nos/Between Us on Friday, October 28. This 2009 drama from Colombia tells the story of the brutal rigors suffered by a woman who leaves her impoverished hometown in Colombia with her children to reunite with her husband in New York. Written and directed by Paola Mendoza and Gloria La Morte, Entre Nos won numerous awards in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. It has not been rated by the MPAA.

All three films begin at 6 p.m. in Room D-101, and will feature an introduction and short discussion by the Languages Department faculty. The films are in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission, parking, and refreshments are free. For more information, call 714-628-4938 or 714-628-4742.

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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