February – April 2015
Bolivia is a 2001 Argentine and Dutch drama film, based on a Romina Lafranchini story. Bolivia tells the story of Freddy, a Bolivian with a gentle disposition, who, after Americans burn down the coca fields where he is employed, loses his job. With little work opportunities in Bolivia, he leaves his wife and three daughters and travels to Argentina to search for employment as an undocumented worker, hoping to make money and later return to his family. In the seedy Villa Crespo café, where he lands a job as a grill cook, he meets the characters who affect his life.
This screening of the PBS documentary Slavery By Another Name, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning-book by Douglas Blackmon, is part of SUNY Oswego’s observance of Black History Month and precedes Mr. Blackmon’s talk on February 12th.
Free, including parking in the employee and commuter lots behind Hart and Funnelle residence hall. See Parking 312-3214
Selena, a 1997 American biographical musical drama starring Jennifer Lopez, tells the story of the life and career of the late Tajano music star, Selena, a recording artist well known in the Mexican-American and Hispanic communities of the United States and Mexico, whose life was tragically ended when she was murdered by the president of her fan club at the age of 23.
Charlotte Taylor is an experimental animator, teaching Film/Video in the rural mountains of Western North Carolina. Her research ranges from digital animation and handmade film to optical toys, and she is particularly interested in alternative forms of production and presentation.
This 1987 American biographical film, written and directed by Luis Valdez and starring Lou Diamond Phillips, follows the life and career of Chicano rock and roll star Ritchie Valens until his tragic death in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959, which also took the life of Buddy Holly, an American musician, singer-songwriter and pioneer of rock and roll. That night came to be known as “The Day the Music Died”.
Plata Quemada (Burnt Money), set in Argentina in 1965, follows the tumultuous relationship between two men who became lovers and ultimately ruthless bank robbers in a notoriously famous footnote in the annals of Argentinian crime history. It is based on Ricardo Piglia’s 1997 Planeta prize-winning novel of the same name, which was inspired by the true story of a notorious 1965 bank robbery in Buenos Aires.