Cine Latino series continues at Marietta College

Cine Latino, an ongoing series showcasing Latin American and U.S. Latino films, is set to show three movies during Marietta College’s spring semester.

Javier Jimenez, assistant professor of Spanish and director of Latin American Studies Program, said My Family will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Thomas 124. Directed by Gregory Nava, My Family is the tale of three generations of immigrant family’s trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs.

On Wednesday, March 26, Quinceanera will be shown at 7 p.m. in Thomas 113. The film was directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland and is a coming-of-age story of two Latino cousins growing up in the Echo Park of Los Angeles, who must learn how to be individuals within a close-knit family.

The final movie of the spring is A Better Life at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in Thomas 124. Directed by Chris Weitz, A Better Life is about a gardener in East Los Angeles who struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.

All of the movies are free and open to the public. For additional information: Dr. Javier Jimenez,