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Howard Community College to Host Diversity Film Festival

Week of Screenings to Focus on the Immigrant Experience

Howard Community College will host a Diversity Film Festival February 26–March 2, 2018. The collection of films, which span the past 30 years, honors the diversity within the college and the broader community. Free and open to the public, the festival features daily showings in the college’s Monteabaro Recital Hall, located in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md.

With the immigrant experience as its theme, the festival will open Monday, February 26 at 11 a.m. with a presentation by George Clack, with the Howard County chapter of Indivisible, who will host a Q&A after the first showing of “A Better Life.”

Monday, February 26, 2018
Showings at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“A Better Life” (2011): A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had. Directed by Chris Weitz, starring Demián Bichir, José Julián, and Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo. 1 hour 38 minutes.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Showings at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Mississippi Masala” (1981): An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi where the Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families disapprove. Directed by Mira Nair and starring Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, and Roshan Seth. 1 hour 58 minutes.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Showings at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Before Night Falls” (2000): Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood in Oriente province to his death in New York City. Directed by Julian Schnabel and starring Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, and Olatz López Garmendia. 2 hours 13 minutes.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Showings at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Saving Face” (2004): A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations. Written and directed by Alice Wu, starring Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, and Lynn Chen. 1 hour 31 minutes.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Showing at 7 p.m.

“El Norte” (1983): Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better. Written and directed by Gregory Nava, starring Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, and Ernesto Gómez Cruz. 2 hours 21 minutes.

Please visit for up-to-date information about the film festival and other programs. The HCC Film Program is in partnership with the Columbia Film Society this season.

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