Jueves de Cine - 2017
EL ACOMPAÑANTE is set in 1988 Cuba as the government dispatched HIV patients to AIDS centers under military rule. It narrates the friendship between Horacio Romero, a Cuban boxing champion that fails a drug test and must serve as a “companion” (an euphemism for warden) of Daniel, a conflictive patient. The film has won numerous awards at Film festivals in the US and Europe and it was Cuba’s entry to the Oscars and the Goya’s (Spanish Film Academy Award) in 2016.
About Jueves de Cine
Jueves de Cine is organized by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and co-sponsored by the Cinema Studies Program, and the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies. The Program is free and open to the public. Seating is on first come, first served basis. Popcorn and soda will be served courtesy of CLAS.