6:30PM - 8:30PM
CineMINT brings the best of Latin film to Charlotte. With screenings taking place in spring, and fall, each program will showcase those films that go unseen by most of America. From thought provoking documentaries, to emotional dramas, CineMint films will you get you thinking, discussing, and understanding more about your Latin neighbors and beyond.
Portuguese with English subtitles. Authentic Latin American food and drinks provided by Gelitas Charlotte
Please note that payment for preregistration is nonrefundable.
An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, THE SECOND MOTHER centers around Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers’ needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val’s estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Jessica is smart, confident, and ambitious, and refuses to accept the upstairs/downstairs dynamic, testing relationships and loyalties and forcing everyone to reconsider what family really means.
The Second Mother, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize for Acting, and then went on to play the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. - Oscilloscope Laboratories
Director: Anna Muylaert
Writer: Anna Muylaert
Stars: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas | See full cast & crew »
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CineMint and the Latino Initiative are kindly sponsored by the Duke Energy Foundation.