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Monday at the Movies: In the Time of the Butterflies

Based on the book by Julia Alvarez, this fact-based drama tells the story of a family who found the courage to defy a corrupt dictator -- and paid a fearful price for their actions. Minerva Mirabal (Salma Hayek) and her sisters are the daughters of Enrique, a man who owns a plantation and a small store in the Dominican Republic during the rule of the despotic Rafael Leónidas Trujillo (Edward James Olmos). When members of her family are killed by Trujillo's forces, Minerva pledges vengeance against the dictator. She falls in love with Virgilio Morales (Marc Anthony), a law professor who also works with an underground rebel group. When Virgilio is forced to go underground as a result of his actions against Trujillo, Minerva decides to follow his example and become a lawyer. However, Trujillo's head has been turned by the lovely Minerva., and he wants to seduce her, hoping to crush her fiery spirit. Minerva attends law school, hoping to challenge the system from within, but upon graduation she discovers Trujillo has been keeping tabs on her actions and isn't about to allow her to practice law; an outraged Minerva vows to fight the corrupt dictator by any means necessary. Rated PG-13. 92 minutes.


Monday, September 17, 2018 Show more dates
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Lower Level Program Room
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We show a film every Monday at 12:30 pm and again at 6:30 pm in the Lower Level Program room. All are welcome and no registration is required.

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