3 Beauties- Spanish Film Series

Auditorium, Schwartz Center

The Institute for Applied Linguistics and the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies will host a Spanish film series March 9 – March 23. This series will show five films in the Michael Schwartz Auditorium.

“It’s an opportunity to experience another language and another culture,” says Françoise Massardier-Kenney, Director of the Institute for Applied Linguistics.

The movies are all subtitled in English, and volunteers will give a short presentation before each film viewing and a lead a discussion after. The Spanish film series was made possible with the support of Pragda , The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.

3 BEAUTIES (3 Bellezas) Thursday March 16
Carlos Caridad Montero / Venezuela / 97 min / 2014 / In Spanish with English subtitles

From the country that boasts over 600 beauty pageants each year comes 3 Beauties, a scathing satire of Venezuela’s fixation with beauty and its relation to social status. Perla is the single mother of two competitive daughters, products of her own unfulfilled childhood obsession to become a beauty queen, and a son whom she completely ignores. As the years pass, Perla’s unlimited efforts to achieve her dream through her “two princesses” transforms everyone’s lives into a nightmare. Toddlers & Tiaras meets Pedro Almodóvar in this frantic, devious comedy.