Memories of a Penitent Heart
Time: Sept. 29, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3
Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.
15th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival
MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART
Cecilia Aldarondo (USA, 2016, 77 min, closed-captioned in English)
Originating from filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s suspicion that there was something ugly in her family’s past, this film charts her excavation of the buried family conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death, and her search for Miguel’s partner Robert a generation later. After two years of dead ends, Robert turns up: but he’s not the same man. He’s reinvented himself as Father Aquin, a Franciscan monk with twenty-five years of pent-up grief and bitterness. For the first time, a member of Miguel’s family wants to hear Aquin’s side of the story—but is it too little, too late? A story about the mistakes of the past and the second chances of the present, Memories of a Penitent Heart is a cautionary tale about the unresolved conflicts wrought by AIDS, and a nuanced exploration of how faith is used and abused in times of crisis. Includes introduction and Q&A with director Cecilia Aldarondo.
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FILMS WILL BE SCREENED with English closed captions or with English subtitles, as noted. Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) will be available at all screenings. If you require other accommodations, please contact Kristen Northrop (315-443-7358) by September 15, 2017.
The Humanities Center
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
School of Education
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center
South Asia Center
Citizenship and Civic Engagement Program
International Relations Program
Latino-Latin American Studies Program
Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Disability Cultural Center
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Department of Anthropology
Department of Art & Music Histories
Department of Geography
Department of History
Department of Political Science
Department of Religion
Department of Sociology
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program
Tula Goenka, Roger Hallas, Newhouse, Arts & Sciences