Film Screenings

Quinceañera | Film Club

When: 2014-09-16 16:00 - 2014-09-16 17:30
Where: Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Volný

Quinceañera is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. Set in Los Angeles, the film follows the lives of two young Mexican American cousins who become estranged from their families: Magdalena because of her unwed teenage pregnancy and Carlos because of his homosexuality. The third issue entered upon by the film is the gentrification of a populous district of Los Angeles, and the resultant culture clash.

The film is spoken in the mixture of English and Spanish (“Spanglish”) used by bilingual people who switch easily from one tongue to another; some of the humor is best appreciated by bilingual viewers.

The film was first shown at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the Independent Film Competition: Dramatic category.

In English, with English subtitles.

IMDB rating: 7.1, 90 mins.