Leo's Room screens Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. and Friday, June 10 at 3 p.m. at UTPA Library Auditorium.
It is directed by Enrique Buchichio from Uruguay and is sure to be popular among college students and native Spanish speakers. It tells the story of a troubled young man named Leo, who wraps himself in the comfort of his small rented room, unmotivated to finish his college thesis or find a job. Featuring an affecting soundtrack and an equally endearing cast of characters, this drama is a unique vision of isolation and coming-of-age set against a modern tale of romance and friendships.
The Global Lens film series feature films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. These films were put together by The Global Film Initiative, a non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding through cinema. UTPA Library, UTPA Alumni Association, and several individual donors provided funds to bring this series of films to the campus, while the Media Moguls from the University Program Board provided poster printing and other support services.
All Global Lens films have English sub-titles, are open to the public, and admission is free. To find out more about Global Lens at UTPA, visit php.lib.utpa.edu/globallens/.