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The Jewel Series: Mexican Literary Classics on the Screen

March 20, 2012

Dona Barbara PosterCafé Latino, in conjunction with the Mexican Cultural Center (a local non-profit), is proud to host “The Jewel Series: Mexican Literary Classics on the Screen.”  The series will kick off on April 26, 2012 at 6 PM with a special visit from the Mexican Consul of Philadelphia, Minister Carlos I. Giralt Cabrales, who is also the honorary president of the Mexican Cultural Center.

Film series schedule:

  • April 26: Doña Bárbara, based on a novel by Venezuelan writer Romulo
  • May 10: Pedro Paramo, based on a novel by Mexican writer Juan
  • May 24:  Santa, based on a novel by Mexican writer Federico Gamboa
  • June 7:  Los Albañiles, based on a play by Mexican playwright Vicente Leñero

The first film screening will be held in the Campbell Auditorium (Stratton 113) on April 26th from 6-8 PM. All subsequent screenings will be held in the Ruth Auditorium (Nesbitt 125) from 6-8PM. Screenings are free and open to the Drexel community.

The Jewel Series is part of the citywide festival of De Pueblo a Pueblo ("From Town to Town"), an 8-week celebration honoring Philadelphia's Mexican community by promoting greater understanding of the traditional arts, language and history of our southern neighbors.

For more information, contact Dr. Maria delaluz Matus-Mendoza,