CineCulture will present “Angelica” (2016) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium at the Student Recreation Center (5010 N. Woodrow Ave.). The post-screening discussion will be led by director Marisol Gómez-Mouakad.
Angélica dreams of a major career as a fashion designer in New York, but has not gone further than a sewing job when she must return to Puerto Rico for her father, Wilfredo, after he suffers a heart attack.
Her unexpected return after a long absence, along with her father’s illness, lead Angélica to re-evaluate her strained relationship with her mother, who resents her for being of mixed race, alongside encountering racist family members.
Angélica must also deal with being separated from her partner in New York, who travels to Puerto Rico in an attempt to bring her back.
These difficult circumstances force Angélica to face whether she knows who she is, and if she can accept it.
After the death of her father, Angélica must decide whether to return to the comfort of her previous life, dissatisfied but secure, or set on an adventurous path to rediscover herself as an independent, modern, strong, mulatto and Puerto Rican woman, in a globalized world on the cusp of the twenty-first century.
“Angelica” is an hour and a half long, in Spanish with English subtitles (trailer).
This presentation is sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, the Spanish Program and the Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies.
All CineCulture films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at firstname.lastname@example.org.