Cine Las Americas is multi-cultural, non-profit organization mostly known for its annual film festival, but have film screenings year-round as well. Throughout its 14 years it has screened more than 1,200 Latino and indigenous films and videos and has partnered with local schools to create educational media programs that serve the minority youth in the city. Their mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts.
To launch its fall program season and membership drive, Cine Las Americas will be hosting a outdoor screening of a historical drama, Hidalgo, la historia jamás contada directed by Antonio Serrano and starring Acadamy Award Nominee Demián Bichir and Ana de la Reguera. The film takes place in México in 1811 where Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is arrested by royalist forces, stripped of his priesthood and expelled from the church. He meets Josefa Quintana and falls for her and into a path that leads him to become the man who cried “Viva México!” and sparked the Mexican War of Independence.
Space is limited for this free outdoor screening of Hidalgo, la historia jamás contada. The screening will be held on Sunday, October 14 at Cantina El Milamores at Takoba located on 1411 East 7th Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. The movie starts at 8 p.m. RSVP via e-mail at email@example.com to get priority seating. RSVPs are for a maximum of two and do not guarantee seating. RSVP guests should arrive early and check in at the Cine Las Americas table. Seats will be open to everyone after 7:45 p.m.