Sunday, April 1, 2012
Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 (616) 459-4788 x130
También la Lluvia / Even the Rain
2010 - Spain - Mexico - France
NR - 102 min
Directed by Icíar Bollaín
In Spanish and Quechua languages with English Subtitles
Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors is a leading activist in the protest movement. [Guy Bellinger]
The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival was organized in 2010 to screen and discuss contemporary Latin American cinema with a West Michigan Audience. Operating from the Grand Valley State University Latin American Studies Program, the festival is organized by a consortium of professors from Grand Valley, Aquinas College and Calvin College.
All films are open to the public with free admission. A complete list of films and other events can be found online at www.gvsu.edu/las. For more information contact Zulema Moret, director of Grand Valley's Latin American Studies, at 616.331.2286, or email@example.com.