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Moravian’s “Movies on Monocacy” to feature Mexican film Amores Perros

Bethlehem, Pa., February 8, 2007— The Moravian College International Film Series Movies on Monocacy, will host a screening of the Mexican film Amores Perros, on Sunday, February 25 at 7 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium, located in the Haupert Union Building (HUB).  The film won the American Film Institute (AFI) Film Festival’s Best Picture award, Best in Foreign Languages in 2000, and also received nominations in 2001 for the Best Foreign Language Film category in the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.

The public is welcome to attend the film and dinner ($7.00) featuring Spanish cuisine will be served in the HUB Dining Room from 4:15 to 6:00 p.m. with the option at 5:30 p.m. to dine and converse in Spanish with members of the Spanish Club in the Laros Room.   

Critics have compared the structure and violence of director Alejandro González Iñárritu with that of American director Quentin Tarantino’s popular Pulp Fiction.  The film portrays three story lines that converge in a horrific car accident in Mexico City.  “Octavio and Susana” relates the story of a young man who falls in love with his brother’s wife.  Witnessing her ill-treatment by his brother, Octavio trains and enters his rotweiler in brutal dog fights to earn money to run away with her.  Meanwhile, “Daniel and Valaria” follows the story of a supermodel and her affair with a married magazine publisher.  “El Chivo and Maru” examines the life of a revolutionary turned hitman.  Dogs play a major role in all three story lines.

The film runs 153 minutes and is rated R for violence, language, and sexuality. General admittance is free.  Prosser Auditorium is located in the Haupert Union Building at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem.              

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.