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Free Showing of Coco
September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cochise College’s Multicultural Film Series will present Coco, an award-winning animated film. According to the official trailer, the film tells the story of young Miguel, who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. He pursues music in spite of his family’s generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
According to Jia Tolentino’s review in The New Yorker, Coco is a “definitive movie for this moment.” She writes that “Coco is a movie about borders more than anything—the beauty in their porousness, the absolute pain produced when a border locks you away from your family.”
Coco won two Academy Awards: Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song for “Remember Me.” Highly acclaimed, the film won numerous other awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Film.
The public is invited to this free event. Light refreshments will be provided free of charge.
For the Sierra Vista area, the film will be shown on Thursday, September 13, at 6 pm in the Horace Steele Room (in the Library Building) on Cochise College’s Sierra Vista Campus.
The film is rated PG and is 109 minutes long. This event is sponsored by Cochise College’s Humanities/Fine Arts Department and the Multicultural Film Series. For more information, contact Tanya Biami at (520) 515-5316.