Film Screening: Calavera Highway
Date: Thu. September 26, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
1625 W. Chicago Avenue
Program: Hispanic Heritage Month
About this event:
When brothers Armando and Carlos Pena set off to carry their mother's ashes to south Texas, their road trip turns into a quest for answers about a strangely veiled past. As they reunite with five other brothers, the two men try to piece together their family's shattered history. Why was their mother cast out by her family? What happened to their father, who disappeared during the notorious 1954 U.S. deportation program Operation Wetback?
Calavera Highway is a sweeping story of seven Mexican American men grappling with the meaning of masculinity, fatherhood and a legacy of rootless beginnings.
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).