Friday, December 1, 2006

Screening of The Suitor - Based on a short story by Julia Álvarez

Wednesday, December 20th 6:00 pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
211 East 49th Street (between 3rd and 2nd Av.)

The Suitor

Director: Julia Solomonoff. Based on a short story by Julia Álvarez. 2001. 55 min.

When Yolanda García decides to visit the town where she was born in the Dominican Republic, her American boyfriend throws himself wholeheartedly into the trip. Fascinated by the stories of eccentric aunts and lovely cousins, he anticipates a festive week of eating and drinking, endless dancing and topless beaches. But one of Yolanda’s relatives is running for president—which couldn’t be a worse time to introduce her live-in gringo lover to her traditional Dominican family. Their relationship, which was working so well in New York, turns upside down in the unforgiving heat of the Caribbean.

Free admission. English without subtitles.

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