Cosecha Latina/Latin Harvest is a periodic showcase of new work by Chicana/o, Latina/o and Latin American media artists based in the United States in a variety of genres and formats—from narrative feature-length films, to documentary, to experimental film and video and digital art. Combining evening screenings with Q & A sessions with directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, performers, and artist producers, the series is designed to recognize and support the talent and ideas of these artists, while opening the opportunity for the campus community to engage with Latina/o visions as they emerge, like California flora, in any season.
—Curator Catherine Benamou,
Associate Professor, Department of Film and Media Studies
Thursday, March 5
Reception 6:30pm / Screening 7pm
Nothing Like The Holidays
A reception will precede the screening at 6:30pm.
Director Alfredo De Villa to appear
for Q&A session following the screening.
In Nothing Like the Holidays, John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez and Debra Messing headline an all-star cast in the humorous and heartwarming story of one unforgettable family holiday from award-winning director Alfredo De Villa. It’s Christmas time and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents’ home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother’s safe return from combat overseas. In the course of one eventful week, traditions will be celebrated, secrets revealed and major life decisions made.
Directed by Alfredo De Villa • 2008, USA • 99 minutes • 35mm
Co-sponsored by UCI Humanities Center, UC-Cuba Multi-Campus Research Program, UCI International Center for Research in Writing and Translation, UCI Department of Film Studies, UCI Department of Chicano/Latino Studies & UCI Department of Spanish and Portuguese