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Festival de Cine: "Wrinkles"

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 - 6 p.m.

Location: DiStefano Lecture Hall

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

Cost: $10 (Salve Regina students, faculty and staff free with University ID)

The second annual Festival de Cine is a Hispanic film festival hosted by Salve Regina, featuring five entertaining and thoughtful films from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries.

Based on Paco Roca's award-winning graphic novel, "Wrinkles" illustrates the visual beauty and tender emotion that can be created by traditional animation as it tackles a universal subject matter with humor and acerbic wit. When former bank manager Emilio's family sends him to a retirement home, his new roommate is a wily wheeler-dealer named Miguel who cheerfully swindles small amounts of cash from the more disoriented residents but is also full of handy insider tips that are crucial to survival. The hand-drawn animation style allows the film to move freely between the reality-bound daily lives of the "inmates" and their more colorful dementia-induced fantasies, leaving plenty of room for both tears and laughter and pulling no punches in its critique of society's attitude towards the elderly.

An opening reception will precede the screening at 5 p.m. Tickets for individual screenings are $10 and festival passes to all films and events are $40. Tickets and festival passes are available online or at the door