(Jan. 12, 2010)--The UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence, UTSA student group Social Workers Advocating for Change Together (SWACT) and Guadalupe Street Coffee will host a free screening of the suspense thriller "Bordertown" at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 at Guadalupe Street Coffee, 1320 Guadalupe St., one mile west of the UTSA Downtown Campus.
The screening is a part of SWACT's new monthly movie series which is free to the UTSA and San Antonio communities. Guadalupe Street Coffee House is a community development project where local students can use free public computers to do homework and have a safe place to visit and study.
Based on a true story surrounding the multiple murders of young women in Juárez, Chihuahua, "Bordertown" is directed by celebrated Latino director Gregory Nava and features Jennifer Lopez, Martin Sheen, Antonio Banderas and Peter Gonzales Falcon.
Falcon, an award winning actor and filmmaker, will attend the screening in support of the educational mission of the Guadalupe Street Coffee House.
In the movie, Lopez plays an impassioned American reporter working for the Chicago Sentinel who goes to Juarez to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger.
Following the screening, Jennifer Matthews, associate professor of anthropology at Trinity University, will facilitate a short discussion on the social issues relevant to the movie.
For more information, contact Amanda at 210-379-3103 or Albert at 210-573-3913.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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