What is Cinema HoLa?


  • Movies that in some ways highlight aspects of Hispanic culture: whether serious, or just plain fun, HoLa Cinema is always relevant.
  • A place to bring your friends, or to come alone and meet new friends. 
  • An informal pre-movie gathering where Spanish-speaking is optional / a fun way to practice your Spanish if Spanish is not your native language. 
  • An opportunity for lively interactions about the movie in the post-film discussion. 
  • Great food, prepared especially for the occasion - sometimes a complete meal, or sometimes only dessert.
  • Always on the second Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted. 

Cinema HoLa


The Official Story /

La Historia Oficial

Marzo / March 10, 6:30 pm @ Casa HoLa

1 hr 50 min. Drama / History / War

(November, 1985) Argentina

      This feature film deals with the story of an upper middle class Argentine history professor and her husband who live in Buenos Aires with an adapted child. The mother comes to realize that her daughter may be the child of a couple of "desaparecidos," the victims of forced disappearances that occurred during Argentina's last military dictatorships (1976-1983). Among several other international awards, it won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards. In Spanish with English subtitles.

       Esta película es la historia de una profesora argentina de la clase media-alta y su marido quienes viven en Buenos Aires con una niña adoptada. La madre se da cuenta de que su hija puede ser la hija de una pareja de "desaparecidos", las víctimas de desaparecidos forzados ocurridas durante las últimas dictaduras militares de Argentina (1976-1983). Entre varios premios internacionales, ganó el Oscar a la Mejor Película Extranjera en los Premios de la Academia 58a. En español con subtítulos en inglés.

Director: Luis Puenzo

Stars: Norma Aleandro, Hector Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe

Program: Informal gathering. The movie starts at 7:00 pm and the bilingual discussion follows the movie. 

Facilitator:  Maria Clark

Cost: $6 ($5 Hola members)


Help us plan better by letting us know if you will be attending - - - 

Call (865) 335-3358 by  March 6 or e-mail to CASAHOLA@holafestival.org