Film Screening and Screenwriter Q&A: "Vecinos"

February 21 @ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CDT
Vecinos Screening and Screenwriter Talk

Free film screening of a bilingual rom-com, "Vecinos," written and set in Austin. Followed immediately by a Q&A moderated by RTF professor Miguel Alvarez with screenwriter and star Rupert Reyes.

Film Synopsis

Vecinos tells the story of neighbors, brought together by proximity, but held together by something much more personal. Roberto hasn’t done much changing lately, but even from his couch he’s seen his neighborhood become a place he barely recognizes. When Maria moves in down the hall from him, though, Roberto has no choice but to consider the good side of change. Vecinos reminds us that no matter how easy it is to lose your identity in a city that won’t sit still, it’s even easier to lose it when you’re the one sitting still.

Rupert Reyes - Screenwriter/Actor

Rupert Reyes is a playwright, actor, director, producer and the co-founder of Teatro Vivo, a bilingual theater in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of UT at Austin and his past collaborations include The University of Texas Department of Theater and Dance and ZACH Theater. Reyes’ film work includes Ms. Congeniality, Mike Judge’s Office Space, and numerous commercials. His published plays include "Petra’s Pecado" and "Vecinos," which was a 2007 B. Iden Payne nomination. The Austin American Statesman called his plays the “Greater Tuna of Latino Theater.” His awards include Community College Top 25 Influential Latinos in Austin; the Mexican—American Cultural Center’s Community Artists Award; The City of Austin’s Partners in the Arts and Humanity Award; The University of Texas at Austin, Office of Community Engagement Office Community Leadership Award; and nominations from Critics Table Awards and The B. Iden Payne Awards.


Sponsored by the University Writing Center. 
Co-sponsored by the Department of Radio-Television-Film and 
the Department of Rhetoric and Writing with help from the Division of Campus and Community Engagement and the Department of Latino/a Studies.




Start Date: February 21 @ 4:00pm

End Date: February 21 @ 6:00pm

Event Categories: Screening

Location: DMC 2.106 Auditorium


Target audience: Alumni , Faculty , General Public , Staff , Students