CineCulture: Jan. 26: Extra-Terrestrials

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CineCulture: Jan. 26: Extra-Terrestrials

Postby mhusain » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:15 am

January 26: Extra-Terrestrials (Extra Terrestias) (2016)
Discussant: Carla Cavina (Director)

First-time Puerto-Rican director Carla Cavina makes a dazzling debut with her humorous and touching film Extra-Terrestrials. Her main character Teresa could not have chosen a worse time to return to her native Puerto Rico, after an absence of several years, and announce her plans to marry fellow astronomer Daniela to her very conservative family. Her father’s poultry business is the target of both corrupt elements of the Puerto Rican government and the U.S. poultry industry that want to drive it out of business. These two events set off a chain reaction that will either unite or destroy Teresa’s fractious family. Indeed, Teresa decides to delay revealing her engagement but Daniela’s decision to travel to the island and force Teresa’s hand will expose the many secrets the family has been keeping from each other. Extra-Terrestrials is a thoughtful exploration of the sense of being alien and alone down on terra firma. The film might even suggest that we are not so foreign to each other after all. In Spanish with English subtitles, 1 hour 50 minutes. Trailer:

Sponsors: The Spanish Program, the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures and the Communication Department
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