The Fort Pienc Civic Centre offers a historic/cinematographic tour of the USA

Up until the 19th of February, the series “On the Road”, part of the pre-programme for the upcoming edition of the Festival Americana, will offer films such as “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Little Miss Sunshine”

Up until the 19th of February the Fort Pienc Civic Centre is offering a film series entitled, On the Road, a historical tour of the USA through films from different eras, designed to acquaint viewers with different societal and cultural aspects of both the past and present of the country. Ranging from 1934 to 2010, and with backdrops such as The Great Depression and The Civil Rights Movement, these films also offer a reflection on the “Road Movie” genre itself. The series forms part of the pre-programme for the upcoming Festival Americana, a festival dedicated to North American independent film which will celebrate its second edition this year from the 19th to the 22nd of February. The series also enjoys the support of the United States General Consulate in Barcelona.

The classic 1940 John Ford film, The Grapes of Wrath, which stars Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell and tells the story of a family who are expelled from their lands and travel to California in search of a better life, will inaugurate the series on the 22nd of January. The 5th of February will see the turn of the 1973 Peter Bogdanovich film, Paper Moon. Starring Ryan O’Neal and his daughter Tatum, the films follows in the footsteps of a con man during the time of The Great Depression.

The programme for the 12th of February features the comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine, adapted for the big screen in 2006 by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The film features Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano and Abigail Breslin and tells the adventures of a family of misfits who travel by van to the west coast of the USA in order that their daughter may take part in a children’s beauty pageant. The final film, on the 19th of February, will be Freedom Riders, a documentary by Stanley Nelson from 2010 that tells the story of hundreds of civil rights activists who fought against racial segregation in the North American public transport system by travelling in small, inter-racial groups and choosing where they wished to sit on buses and trains.

On the Road

When: Up until the 19th of February, 7.30 pm
 

How much: Entry is free

Where: Centre Cívic Fort Pienc

More information here

Publication date: Monday, 19 January 2015
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