Upcoming events from the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center in Austin.
Cine Las Americas 20th Annual International Film Festival. Mon., May 3 – Fri., May 7. The line-up and full schedule for the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is available here www.cinelasamericas.org. Black Box.
Awards of Excellence 2017. Sat., May 20. This award is to be granted as the highest distinction and celebration of lasting contributions by artists and community members. Join us for an enchanting evening ceremony.
The American Soldier. Thu., May 25 and Fri., 26, 8 p.m. Douglas Taurel presents his powerful solo show based on actual letters written by veterans and their family members from the American Revolution all the way through to the current day conflict in Afghanistan. The American Soldier, performed off Broadway, received four stars at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, was nominated for the international Amnesty Award in Theatre Excellence, and was recently performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Writing Workshop: Critique Session I. Conducted by Ire’ne Lara Silva. Sat., May 20, 1 – 5 p.m. Ire’ne Lara Silva is the author of “furia, flesh to bone,” which won the 2013 Premio Aztlan, the digital chapbook, “Enduring Azucares,” and the forthcoming “Blood Sugar Canto.” Raul Salinas Room.