"Pelo Malo"

El Centro to host NEIU Spanish Film Fest

Friday, January 23, 2015

Northeastern Illinois University’s El Centro location will host the NEIU Spanish Film Fest beginning Feb. 11. The five-week festival will consist of five unique films from different Spanish-speaking countries.

Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, the series features a diversity of themes.

“The films are all very recent, five from Latin America and one from Spain, and all speak to contemporary issues ranging from sexual and ethnic identity (“Bad Hair”), to transnational migration (“Here and There” and “Who is Dayani Cristal?”), adult education (“Illiterate”), and aging (“Wrinkles”) through thoughtful and oftentimes suspenseful dramas,” professor and department chair Paul Schroeder-Rodriguez said.

The fest is free and open to the public. All screenings begin at 6:10 p.m. in Room 201 at El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave. Here is the schedule of the film screenings:

Wednesday, Feb. 11

“Pelo Malo” (Bad Hair), Venezuela, 2013

Wednesday, Feb. 18

“Las Analfabetas” (Illiterate), Chile, 2013

Wednesday, Feb. 25

“Aquí y Allá” (Here and There), U.S., Spain, and Mexico, 2012

Wednesday, March 4

“Who is Dayani Cristal?” U.S., Mexico, 2013

Wednesday, March 11

“Wrinkles,” Spain, 2012