One of the best benefits of being located on the U of U campus is our ability to collaborate with academic departments to create meaningful programs (the second best benefit is having a Caputo’s Deli right on campus. Have you tried their meatball sandwich – YUM!) Anyhoo, the current Anthropology Film Series is one of those academic collaborations. This series exposes students and visitors to a variety of films from around the world. Shown each Wednesday in February, these films have highlighted themes in anthropology, and allowed visitors to discuss connections between the films shown and artworks on display at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Prior to each film, a visit to related museum artworks sets the stage for the discussion of the film by an anthropologist with expertise in the world region.
The final film in the series is this Wednesday, February 29th at 5:30.
También la lluvia (Even the Rain) – Spanish (2010) Not Rated. Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors, is a leading activist in the protest movement. (imdb.com)
The Museum tour will start at 5:30. The film will begin at 6 pm.