This 2007 Mexican-American drama tells the story of a family split by the United States/Mexico Border. Nine-year old Carlitos is separated from his mother, who illegally immigrates to the United States to earn money for her family back in Mexico. Because of oppressive family circumstances, Carlitos also crosses into the United States, in a quest to reunite with his mother. Brought to you by Ajùa Campos in celebration of Latin@ Affirmation Month!
An opportunity to watch a great film and eat snazzy food from Katy Thompson ’15:
Sign House, WoCoHo, Malcolm X House, Film Hall and multiple Resident Advisors, have come together to put on a film viewing of Compensation. It premiered in 2000 at Sundance and focuses on deaf culture and racial issues.
There will also be Typhoon, so come watch an awesome movie and eat some Thai food.
“Compensation presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. An important film on African-American deaf culture, Davis innovatively incorporates silent film techniques (such as title cards and vintage photos) to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication.”
Date: Thursday, October 11 Time: 7 pm Place: Exley 150
One does not simply walk into the film thesis screenings.
You knew it was coming, now it’s here. Doors open 45 minutes before each showing. Get there EARLY, everyone will be trying to crash this party. Each film runs under 13 minutes. Total run time for each screening will be about 2 hours. The films are (in the order of their screening):