Concord University Hosting Spanish Language Film Festival

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 16 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312

Concord University Hosting Spanish Language Film Festival

ATHENS – Concord University’s Spanish Program in the Division of Languages and Literature and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will host the 2nd Annual Concord University Spanish Language Film Festival March 21-24, 2011.

The festival will highlight international films from Spain, Mexico, France, Chile and Argentina and feature guest speaker Dr. Valeria Manzano from the University of Chicago.

All movies are in Spanish with English subtitles and will be shown at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Marsh Hall 237. The films are for mature audiences and may contain adult content.

Films include: Monday, March 21, “The Crazy Life,” (France/Mexico/Spain, 2009); Tuesday, March 22, “The Maid,” (Chile, 2010); and, Wednesday, March 23, “Pan’s Labyrinth,” (Spain, 2006.) Feature film, “Captive,” (Argentina, 2004) will be shown Thursday, March 24.

Closing night festivities on March 24 also include Manzano’s lecture “Screening Coming-of-Age: Youth, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary Hispanic Film.” The lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. in University Point. A reception will follow.

This event is partially funded by the West Virginia Humanities Council and Concord University’s Division of Languages and Literature and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

For more information contact Dr. Matthew Edwards at