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UTSA to screen Brazilian film, 'Me You Them'

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Feb. 23, 2007)-- The UTSA film series, Project Cinémate, will present screenings of the Brazilian film, "Eu tu eles" (Me You Them), from 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 28 and March 1, in Humanities and Social Sciences Building Room 2.01.44, 1604 Campus. The screenings are free and open to the public. .

The series features movies produced in Latin America. The Argentinean film, "Nine Queens," was screened last fall. Sponsors of the series are the UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Office of International Programs, the Hispanic Student Association and the Office of Student Activities.

"More than 120 people attended our film screening last semester," said Oscar Berrio, UTSA Spanish lecturer. "Our goal is to present a movie monthly and to represent a different country each time. We think this is an excellent way to enhance multicultural understanding in our academic environment, and we encourage everyone to come."

Film viewers are invited to participate in a blog that will be opened on Labrapalabra, an online literary magazine entirely in Spanish. To access the blog, a Cinémate link will be added to the site.

For more information, contact Oscar Berrio at (210) 602-7647.

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About the film: 'Eu tu eles' (Me You Them)

(Brazil, 2000)
Directed by Andrucha Waddington

A bittersweet, contemporary comedy set in poverty-stricken northeast Brazil, the film is about a women who has lived for 10 years under the same roof with her three husbands. Based on a true story told on a TV show, director Andrucha Waddington and screenwriter Elena Soarez tell a fictitious story of an uncommon love quartet led by Darlene, a strong woman who lives with her three husbands, Osias, Zezinho and Ciro.

Shocked in varying degrees by the turn of events, the husbands surprise themselves as they adjust to the changing state of affairs and continue to be part of Darlene's growing family. Surrounded by a barren landscape they struggle to harvest, the husbands come to view the fertile, earthy Darlene as the powerful center of their small universe, and they cannot help but gravitate to her.

"I found the story very interesting," said Waddington, "especially for being the opposite of what normally happens. It's more common to find a 'sugar daddy' who lives with more than one woman. I wanted to investigate how a woman in such a macho culture managed to deal with that situation."

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