Literary Flicks - In the Time of the Butterflies

Starts:Tuesday, June 12, 2018  6:30 PMEnds:Tuesday, June 12, 2018  9:00 PM



Newport Public Library

35 NW. Nye St

Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

In the Time of the Butterflies is a 2001 film based on Julia Álvarez's book of the same name. Set in the Dominican Republic during the dictatorship of President Rafael Trujillo (Edward James Olmos), the story is a fictionalized account of the Mirabal sisters. Selma Hayek stars as Minerva Mirabel, who leads her sisters Mate (Mia Maestro) and Patria (Lumi Cavazos) into the resistance movement after Trujillo murders their father. After a series of increasingly dangerous events, she, Mate, and many resistance members are arrested and sent to jail. Minerva becomes a symbol, and many prisoners, guards, and outsiders secretly voice their support for "the Butterflies."

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