Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Spanish Film Appreciation Series

The Rock Valley College Modern Languages Department invites you to join us for the film series to be presented this spring semester. These films have been carefully selected by our faculty for their cultural, political, and social content. Modern Languages faculty will lead an open discussion (in English) following each film screening. Questions regarding this series should be directed to Ms. Ventimiglia 815-921-3358 or Ms. Szterensus 815-921-3337.

All films will be shown at 6:00 p.m. in Woodward Technology Center (WTC), Room 117

The cost is just $2 per student for the entire series.

Conversaciones con mamá (Argentina)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Jaime has lost his job during the economic crisis in Argentina and has to provide for his family. He wants to sell the apartment he owns, where his mom lives, and have her move in with him. But she is not going to cooperate. Very funny, touching movie.

Violeta went to Heaven (Chile)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Biographical drama that explores the life of celebrated Chilean artist and singer Violeta Parra, who transcended impoverished roots to become a national icon, and a vocal opponent of social injustice. Extremely powerful movie.


Bread and roses (EE.UU)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Maya comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to L.A., where she gets a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers' union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Inspired by a true story.


Innocent voices (El Salvador)

Friday, April 11, 2014

The civil war in El Salvador in the 1980's is seen through the eyes of 11-year old Chava, who is growing up in a small town where the fighting between rebels and government troops is a daily fact of life.