CineMás: A Latino Film Series
The newest addition to the Coalition’s cultural event calendar, CineMás brings the best of Latin film to Charlotte. With screenings taking place in spring, summer, and fall, each CineMás show will highlight those films that go unseen by most of America. From thought provoking documentaries, to emotional dramas, CineMás shows will you get you thinking, discussing, and understanding more about your Latin neighbors and beyond. Most shows offer authentic food, drinks, and a discussion afterward.
Amor a Primera Visa - April 2, 2014Mint Museum Randolph2730 Randolph RoadCharlotte, NC 28207
Alejandro (Jaime Camil) and his loyal best friend Canicas (Omar Chaparro) are hardworking mariachi singers looking for fame in Mexico City. More than just a mariachi, Alejandro has a second full-time job--he's a single dad. When Alejandro tries to secure a visa for his young daughter to visit her grandparents in the U.S., his request is flatly denied by a young embassy worker, Rachel. Later that evening, Alejandro and Canicas run into Rachel while playing a gig--which turns out to be a celebration of her promotion to a post in London. Alejandro seizes the coincidental encounter as a chance to change her mind on his rejected visa, and with Canicas by his side, they whisk her into an unforgettable adventure.
Doors open at 6:00 PM and film beings promptly at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $5.00 (CASH ONLY) and can be bought the day of the screening at the Mint Museum Randolph. Please note: Film is mostly in Spanish w/ English Subtitles.