Department of Languages & Philosophy

The Latin American & Iberian Film Festival

March 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st
6pm, Sharwan Smith Theater

Sponsored by the Spanish Program at SUU and organized by Prof. Iliana Portaro.

  • March 3rd, The Mexican Suitcase (Documentary, Mexico/Spain, 2011, Dir. Trisha Ziff, Not Rated, 86 minutes). Introduced by Prof. Michelle Orihel (History)
  • March 17th, No (Drama, Chile, 2012, Dir. Pablo Larrain, Rated R for language, 118 minutes). Introduced by Prof. Alexandra Perkins (Spanish)
  • March 24th, Sins of My Father (Documentary, Argentina/Colombia, 2009, Dir. Nicolas Entel, Not Rated). Introduced by Colby Presley (Political Science/Spanish major)
  • March 31st, The German Doctor (Drama/Thriller, Argentina, 2013, Dir. Lucia Puenzo, Rated PG-13, 94 minutes). Introduced by Prof. Kyle Bishop (English)
  • Short descriptions of each film

All films are subtitled, free, and open to the public.

The department of Foreign Languages and Philosophy at Southern Utah University is committed in providing exceptional educational and cultural opportunities. We believe students should be exposed to the art, culture, and history of the languages they study. With these goals in mind, we supplement our foreign language curriculum with free screenings of classic and contemporary films. These events serve as a forum for discussion among students, faculty, staff and community members. With the active support of our academic community, each film is supplemented with faculty-led discussions that help the audience expand their knowledge of world cinema. Film screenings are always free and shown in their original language with English subtitles.

About the Film Festival

Each academic year, the Spanish Program hosts a film series centered on a particular theme. At each screening, a faculty member will introduce the featured film, offering essential artistic, cultural, and socio-political contexts. Our primary goal is to provide our academic community with the opportunity to experience diverse cinematic styles and cultures from Latin America and Spain. We believe in an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Spanish-speaking countries, thus professors from anthropology, art history, English, sociology, and Spanish have presented our most recent films. Upon completion, all of the showcased films are available at the Gerald R. Sherratt Library. 

All films are shown in their original language with English subtitles. The Latin American & Iberian Film Series is free and open to the public.

For more information please contact the organizer, Prof. Iliana Portaro.

The series is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Philosophy, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Gerald R. Sherratt Library.


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