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Film Series: SPIDER THIEVES (NIÑAS ARAÑA)

Film Series: SPIDER THIEVES (NIÑAS ARAÑA)

Mar 11

Free Virtual Event
Thursday, Mar. 11 6:30 PM Register

Saint Mary's College Film Series Celebrating Ibero-American Cinema

Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Join us as we screen the fourth of six engaging films from the Spanish-speaking world!

The films in this virtual festival shed light on important cultural, social, and intersectional topics from the Spanish-speaking world. We are pleased to be able to feature these award-winning and critically acclaimed films at Saint Mary’s College.

Each film will have a live introduction, screening, and follow-up discussion via Zoom on the screening date indicated. After the initial screening, the films will be available to stream for one week. This festival has been made possible through the generosity of the Spanish Film Club PRAGDA Grant as well as the co-sponsorship of the following departments and offices at Saint Mary’s College: English, Gender and Women’s Studies, Global Studies, History, The Office of Inclusion and Equity, The Office of Multicultural and International Student Services, The Student Diversity Board, and The Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership.

ABOUT THE FILM ON MARCH 11:

SPIDER THIEVES (NIÑAS ARAÑA)

Guillermo Helo / Chile / 94 min / 2016 / Spanish with English subtitles
SYNOPSISSpider thieves flyer
Inspired by actual events, this teenage thriller is a unique social commentary on dreams, class, and unfulfilled expectations in contemporary Chile. Three teenage girls from a Santiago shanty town set in motion a plan to climb buildings and plunder expensive apartments. All they want is to have all the cool and trendy stuff they see advertised in TV commercials and department stores. Word spreads and soon enough they became the notorious “spider thieves.”

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 6:30 to 9 pm.
STREAMING ACCESS
After the initial screening, you may still watch this film between 03/11/2021 and 03/18/2021

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Films in the Series:

Afrolatinos: An Untaught History, February 18
The Infiltrators, February 25
Embrace of the Serpent, March 4
Spider Thieves, March 11
Wilaya, March 18
Bad Hair, March 25


The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.

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