HerStory Institue screening: “Homebound” (2 showings)

July 19, 2014 @ 10:00 pm – July 20, 2014 @ 1:30 am
Watkins Theater

In partnership with Watkins Community Education, the HerStory Institute presents a summer cinema series of films highlighting the writing, producing, directing, cinematography, production design and editing in films created by women. The series will screen a range of features, shorts and documentary films including but not limited to independent and foreign films, classics and festival favorites. In addition, the HerStory Institute will deliver monthly panels and/or workshops for film aficionados who desire a deeper understanding of the art and craft of film. HerStory Institute is supported by Her Point of View, an international arts and entertainment festival supporting the creative work of women.

NOTE: Two screenings, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Homebound” is the story of Richard Lynn, a successful young man who returns to his small hometown, El Campo, Texas. He has to help his father Gilberto, who’s ill with cancer, run the family business, a dilapidated bar. Richard Lynn accidentally falls in love for the first time with Sofia, a Venezuelan immigrant who speaks very little English. As Richard befriends Sofia’s son, and is reminded of the friendships and culture of his hometown, he learns more about his father’s illness, the truth about his mother’s passing and their plans for him when he inherits it all. His secret desire to burn down the bar, which he blames for his mother’s death, surfaces as he questions everything, his past, his future, and his understanding of family.  The film is heartwarming, with inspiring performances, unexpected twists and a passionate ending that will delight audiences around the world.