Film Series: Views of America - "La jaula de oro (The Golden Dream)"
Presented by Sergio de la Mora
Thursday, November 1, 2018
[2013, 110 MINUTES, NR; in Spanish with English subtitles]
The sweeping landscape paintings featured in the Crocker’s permanent collection and the upcoming exhibition American Beauty and Bounty: The Judith G. and Steaven K. Jones Collection of Nineteenth-Century Painting depict the vast landscapes of America. For this film series, we take inspiration from these collections to offer four films that show diverse views of America. Each film will be presented by a local film expert who helped select the film, and an audience Q&A will follow each screening.
La jaula de oro follows the harrowing journey of three Latin American teenagers as they attempt to immigrate to the United States. Staged against beautiful but harsh landscapes, the film explores the hopes and dreams of young people seeking refuge from violence and poverty in search of their own “golden dream.” The film will be introduced by Sergio de la Mora, associate professor in the department of Chicanx Studies at UC Davis. A Q&A with Sergio will follow the screening.
Space is limited and advanced registration is recommended.
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