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Latin American films shown Oct. 23 and Nov. 6 at Appalachian

BOONE—“Tangos Among Friends” and “The Official Story” are the next two films in the Latin American Film Festival at Appalachian State University. Admission to the films is free.

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Dance is the focus of “Tangos Among Friends” that follows renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim who returns to his hometown in Buenos Aires to explore the origins of tango. The Oct. 23 film begins at 7 p.m. in Rough Ridge Room in Plemmons Student Union. Dr. Victoria Cox will lead the discussion afterward.

The film Nov. 6 is “The Official Story,” which also will be shown at 7 p.m. in Rough Ridge Room in Plemmons Student Union. Dr. René Harder Horst will lead the discussion following the film. The 1985 Argentine drama tells the story of an upper middle class family who learns that their adopted daughter may have been stolen from the birth mother.

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 organization of Latino faculty and staff, John Craft, Donna Davis and the Latin American studies faculty.