S&T Hispanic Film Series to continue with Nazi-hunting comedy

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On February 9, 2016

The Hispanic Film Series offered by the Missouri University of Science and Technology arts, languages, and philosophy department will continue this February with a viewing of Mr. Kaplan.

The film begins at 7p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Room 104 Physics Building. The film will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. The event is free of charge. This and all future films in the 2016 Hispanic Film Series will be screened in Room 104 Physics Building.

“Mr. Kaplan” is a comedy that tells the story of 76-year-old Jacobo Kaplan who is desperate to quash a late-life existential crisis. Hoping to obtain a significant life-achievement, he becomes convinced that he’s found a former Nazi in hiding. Kaplan and his friend, a former policeman, set out to expose the ex-Nazi and bring him to justice.

Released in 2014, the film is a coproduction of Spain, Uruguay and Germany.

The Hispanic Film Series was made possible through its sponsors: Pragda; Spain Arts and Culture; Dr. Steven Roberts, vice provost and dean of the Missouri S&T College of Arts, Sciences, and Business; and Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston, interim chair of arts, languages, and philosophy.

The next film in the series will be “After Lucia,” screened at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, in Room 104 Physics Building. For more information about the Hispanic Film Series, contact Dr. Jorge Porcel, associate professor of arts, languages, and philosophy at Missouri S&T and organizer of the Hispanic Film Series, at porcelj@mst.edu or call 573-341-4869.

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