Tellmenovela / Cuentamenovela

Programmed by Betty Marin as part of the ongoing PSU Social Practice MFA Residency at the Hollywood Theatre.

Get ready for SERIOUS DRAMA when telenovelas* take over one of our screens for a night. We’re screening one of the best, Por Ella Soy Eva , in which the main character gets framed, is forced to fake his own death, and reenters the world as a woman. We’ll watch the first and last episode with an intermission featuring discussion and activities. The event is free, and it will be bilingual.

*A telenovela is a Latin American soap opera. Like their U.S. counterparts telenovelas do not shy away from drama. Unlike them, they usually exist only for a few months. Their incredible popularity throughout Latin America and with Latin American immigrants and other audiences in the U.S. and around the world make them a special source for debate, conversation, and learning. Despite the melodrama that keeps audiences watching day in and day out, they have also proven to be a venue for exploring serious social issues like class, race, poverty, crime and violence, and more recently queer issues. They have also become a popular way to learn Spanish by non-speakers.

¡Ven a ver una telenovela en la pantalla grande! “Por Ella Soy Eva” ganó el premio Mejor Telenovela 2013 por TVyNovelas. ¿La viste tú? ¿Porqué ganó? ¿Qué te gustó de la novela? Qué cambiarías? La hayas visto o no, ven, disfruta, y comparte tu opinión en una proyección participativa de esta novela. Veremos el primero y último capítulo con un intermedio de discusión y actividades. ¡Habrá comida y el evento es gratis y bilingüe! ¡Trae a tus amigos y a tu familia!

Como sus equivalentes en E. U, las novelas no le tienen miedo al drama. A diferencia de ellas, sólo duran algunos meses. Su increíble popularidad, por toda Latinoamérica, así como entre inmigrantes latinoamericanos y otras audiencias en E.U, y otras partes del mundo, las hacen una fuente especial de debate, conversación, y aprendizaje. A pesar de los elementos melodramáticos que mantienen altos niveles de audiencia, también han probado ser un espacio para explorar temas sociales como la clase social, la raza, la pobreza, el crimen, la violencia, y más recientemente los temas de la comunidad LGBTQ. También se han vuelto una manera popular de aprender español para quienes no lo hablan.


About the PSU Social Practice MFA Residency:

The Hollywood Theatre and the PSU Art and Social Practice MFA program have teamed up to develop programming that rethinks the cinema experience as a social experience. Working closely with the Hollywood, graduate students and faculty present programs that collaborate with communities and move the audience from spectators to engaged participants. These programs entertain, educate, challenge and connect with the hope of expanding traditional expectations of the film viewing experience. The collaboration seeks to provide another opportunity for the community to connect with its neighborhood theater.

The collaboration between the Hollywood Theater and the PSU Art and Social Practice MFA program will manifest this summer as a Sunday Night Summer Screening Series. On the last Sunday of every month, artists present screenings that provide a structure for unexpected engagement.

June 30th, 7pm. Telenovelas, Betty Marin
July 28th, 7pm. Collaborative Filmmaking Workshop Screening, Erica Thomas
August 25th, 7pm. Conflict Theater, Travis Neel

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Showtimes

Monday 07/01/13