U.S. Latino Film Festival Set For April 1-3 At Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 26 2013

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



ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University’s Spanish program is hosting a three-day U.S. Latino Film Festival April 1-3, 2013 in recognition of Chicano Civil Rights leader César Chávez.

The films are “The Girl” (2012) on April 1, “Aquí y Allá” (2012) on April 2 and “A Better Life” (2011) on April 3.

These films offer a perspective of the immigrant experience and an insight into border culture.

Theatrical trailers may be viewed at:

Screenings will begin at 6 p.m. nightly in Room 304 of the Rahall Technology Center on Concord’s Athens campus. Each screening will be followed by a short, moderated discussion about U.S. Latino issues highlighted in the film. The event will conclude at approximately 8:30 p.m. each night.

The public is invited to attend the film festival at no charge. Please note that the films have mature themes and viewer discretion is advised.

This project is being presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information contact Dr. Ryan Hallows, assistant professor of Spanish, at rhallows@concord.edu or 304-384-6288.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086
if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.