Saturday, February 03, 2024

FREE FILM SCREENING —"VECINOS," Wednesday, Feb 21 • 4-6 PM • UT's Moody College Auditorium

So proud of our dear friends, Rupert and Joann Reyes, for all their hard work in making this movie, "Vecinos," meaning "neighbors." Just knowing they're behind it already tells me that this is going to be good.

No, you're never too old to fall in love.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, too!

-Angela Valenzuela 💖💕💜

Don Roberto is a feisty 70-year-old widower and colorful barrio icon that spends his days watching TV and threatening to scare off young graffiti taggers, but his routine changes with the arrival of a new resident across the hall. When 70-year-old Doña Maria catches his eye, the two quickly become more than just vecinos (neighbors).

Can it be love senior citizen-style? You can bet the sparks will fly, especially when their children find out that there is romance in the air. You won't want to miss this heartwarming and romantic bilingual comedy that begs the question, is it ever too late to fall in love?



Feb 21 • 4-6 PM • DMC 2.106

A Bilingual Rom-Com, Written and Set in Austin

Vecinos tells the story of neighbors, brought together by proximity, but held together by something much more personal. Roberto hasn’t done much changing lately, but even from his couch he’s seen his neighborhood become a place he barely recognizes. When Maria moves in down the hall from him, though, Roberto has no choice but to consider the good side of change. Vecinos reminds us that no matter how easy it is to lose your identity in a city that won’t sit still, it’s even easier to lose it when you’re the one sitting still.

Sponsored by the University Writing Center 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Radio-Television-Film

and the Department of Rhetoric and Writing

With help from the Division of Campus and Community Engagement 

and the Department of Latino/a Studies

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