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Historias Minimas screening on Oct. 17

Cinema of the Americas film series continues at SXU

Chicago (Sept. 27, 2006) – Saint Xavier University’s annual film series will continue with a screening of Carlos Sorin’s 2002 film Historias Minimas at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. The screening is free and open to the public.

Set in the southern Argentinean region of Patagonia, Historias Minimas tells the story of three people who undertake seemingly mundane journeys that turn out to be subtly life changing. Javier Lombardo plays a lonely traveling salesman who hopes a surprise birthday cake will win him the woman of his dreams. Antonio Benedictti plays a grizzly grandfather who hitchhikes to town to find his missing dog and seek forgiveness. Javiera Bravo plays a poor young mother who hopes to win the grand prize as a contestant on a TV game show. The three find what they set out for but in ways that they never expected. 

The DVD-projected film is 92 minutes and shown with English subtitles. The series is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Art and Design, and the Illinois Arts Council. For more information, please contact Alison Fraunhar at fraunhar@sxu.edu or (773) 298-3083.  


Contact Alison Fraunhar at fraunhar@sxu.edu or (773) 298-3083  

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