Monday, March 29, 2010

Film and Lecture: Julia Alvarez at Lafayette College This Week

Tuesday, March 30th, 7:30pm, this film based on Julia 
Alvarez's novel In the Time of Butterflies will be showing 
at Lafayette's Limburg Theater and is open to the public

Posted by: Noel Jones

So how often do you get to go see a film for free and then meet the poet and author who wrote the novel that the film was based on? 

FILM: In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)

Salma Hayek gives a powerful, passionate performance as an idealistic young woman who wages a daring struggle for freedom against a murderous dictator (Edward James Olmos) in this moving thriller that, "with brutal simplicity, dramatizes the personal toll of political tyranny" (San Francisco Chronicle).

For generations, General Rafael Trujillo (Olmos) has ruled the Dominican Republic with a mixture of terror and savagery ... until Minerva Mirabal (Hayek) dares to oppose him. Inspired by her love for a rebel leader (Marc Anthony), Minerva and her sisters--known as Los Mariposas (The Butterflies)--endure unimaginable hardships in a battle for the very soul of a nation. But as their acts of bravery gain notoriety, Trujillo's forces close in, determined to put an end to Minerva's heroics.

*This is a film adaptation of the non-fiction novel In the Time of the Butterflies written by Julia Alvarez. Alvarez is also the author of the novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.

Julia Alvarez will give a lecture this Wednesday, March 31 st in Colton Chapel at 7:30pm titled: "I, too, Sing América" 

1 comment:

hopeunseen said...

The film is excellent.