Viva Cinema at the Bullock Museum: Las Acacias

Las Acacias, a film by Pablo Giorgelli

Argentina/Spain, 2011
Drama, 82 min, Color
Spanish, Guarani with English subtitles

Featuring Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019, 7:00pm

Come early at 6:00pm for complimentary coffee and treats. Quantities are limited. Seating for film begins at 6:30 p.m.

Following the screening, stay for a Skype Q&A with LAS ACACIAS’ Director Pablo Giorgelli moderated by Cine Las Americas Executive Director Jean Anne Lauer.

Texas Spirit Theater, Bullock Museum
1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 78701
Tel: (512) 936 – 8746

CLA Members receive a $3 discount on tickets purchased at the box office on the day of the screening. CLA Members will also receive information via email on how to pre-order with $3 discount online. General ticket info HERE.

Synopsis
Rubén is a solitary truck driver who for years has been driving from Asunción in Paraguay to Buenos Aires hauling wood. But the journey he’s about to make today will be different: this morning, at a stop on the road near Asunción, Jacinta arrives with Anahí, her 8-month-old daughter, who will travel with them. It’s not the best start for Rubén, but as time passes, Rubén and Jacinta get along increasingly well. Slowly, despite their difficulties in communicating, they start understanding one another. Neither tells much about their lives. But neither do they ask much. It is a journey of few words, yet anything but silent. As they near their destination, both share the same desire: they don’t want the journey to end. LAS ACACIAS marks the feature directorial debut of Pablo Giorgelli, with which he participated in the Critics’ Week and won the Caméra d’Or (Best First Film) at the 2011 Cannes Festival.


Viva Cinema celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films co-presented with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language and Hispanic-heritage movie-making. Films in the Viva Cinema Series are presented in English or in Spanish with English subtitles. This season, selections are focused on topics of migration and immigration.

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