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Latin American Film festival features “Elsa y Fred” Sept. 18

BOONE—The Latin American Film Festival continues Thursday, Sept 18, at Appalachian State University with the screening of the comedy “Elsa y Fred” at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Rough Ridge Room (Room 415). Dr. Victoria Cox will lead a discussion following the film. Admission is free.

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“Elsa y Fred” is about a retired 77-old-hypochondriac widower who moves to an apartment in Madrid and develops a relationship with his next-door neighbor.

Next on the schedule is the 2002 film “Kamchatka” Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Rough Ridge Room. Dr. Catherine Fountain will be the discussion leader. Set in Argentina, the film is a young boy’s point of view of his family’s efforts to hide from the military police following a 1976 coup d’état.

The Latin American Film Festival is made possible by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan, Office of International Education and Development, Belk Library and Information Commons, Department of History, Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures, Appalachian@s, a university organization comprised of Latino faculty and staff, John Craft, Donna Davis and the Latin American studies faculty.

The festival is designed to attract students, faculty and community members interested in Latin American studies. It has been organized by faculty in the Latin American studies program at Appalachian.