Spanish Film Fest to show in Michael Schwartz

Kelly Tunney

Students interested in Spanish films can take advantage of the Spanish Film Festival this weekend in the Michael Schwartz Auditorium.

The film festival begins Friday with a showing of “Volver” at 7:30, a popular film that stars Penelope Cruz. On Saturday, “El Bola (Pellet)” will play at 2 p.m., followed by “Celda 211 (Cell 211)” at 7:30 p.m.

The festival will conclude with “Un Novio Para Yasmina (A Fiance for Yasmina)” on Sunday at 2 p.m. All films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles.

Each of the film showings is free and open to the public. They are presented by the history department and sponsored through a grant from the Spanish Embassy.

Rebecca Pulju, assistant professor of history, said that the festival would benefit students who enjoy Spanish films, as well as those who are unfamiliar with the genre.

“We’re making it more convenient for people who are already interested in watching the films,” she said. “But also, we’re trying to introduce people to foreign films who haven’t really been interested in the past.”

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