About In the Time of the Butterflies

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Based on Julia Álvarez’s bestselling novel, this fact-based story follows the four Mirabal sisters during the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo (Edward James Olmos) in the Dominican Republic. Minerva (Salma Hayek), the most rebellious of the four sisters, begins to have doubts about Trujillo while in Catholic school; she later studies law in Santo Domingo, yet is prevented by Trujillo from exercising her profession. She meets a young professor, Virgilio (Marc Anthony), who introduces her to the opposition movement against Trujillo, which has its consequences. (Digital presentation)

Edward James Olmos is scheduled to introduce. Event sponsors include Latino Studies Program, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA), College of Arts and Sciences’ Ostrom Grants Program, College Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI), La Casa – IU Latino Cultural Center, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of American Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Black Film Center/Archive, Department of Communication & Culture, Department of History, and IU Cinema.

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