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Argentinean romantic comedy movie screening at Loyola

Loyola press release - September 21, 2007

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans and Casa Argentina is pleased to present a screening of, Only Human (Seres queridos), a cautionary comedy in the style of Meet the Parents and Guess Who. The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures and the Film Buffs Institute at Loyola University New Orleans are collaborating with Casa Argentina to present monthly screenings of Argentinean films at Loyola. The first film will be shown September 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Bobet Hall, Room 332. This event is free and open to the public.

Only Human is the story of a Spanish-Jewish girl, Leni, bringing home her Palestinian fiancé, Rafi, to meet her family. Prejudices and assumptions set off a series of zany, romantic, and potentially tragic misadventures one eventful night in Madrid, during Rafi’s introduction to Leni’s eccentric family: a nymphomaniac sister, goofy Orthodox brother, senile grandfather, and stereotypical Jewish mother who falls into hysterics. Written and directed by the husband-and-wife team Dominic Harari and Teresa De Pelegrí, the movie explores family values, prejudices, and cultural backgrounds with a refreshingly light touch.

Casa Argentina of New Orleans is a non-profit organization with the mission of preserving and sharing the Argentinean culture in New Orleans, as well as collaborating with local and Latin American institutions and helping people when the circumstances call for it. Past activities include movie screenings, picnics and demonstrations of tango and folklore. The organization regularly collaborates with local universities and associations.

For more information, please contact Avia Alonzo in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures at (504) 865-3844 or alonzo@loyno.edu