Sept. 14, 2012 -- MSMC Professor Marcos Villatoro's new documentary "Tamale Road: A Memoir from El Salvador" has been accepted into the Broadway International Film Festival, Los Angeles. The festival will screen Villatoro's film at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Palace Theater, 630 S. Broadway, in Los Angeles.
In the film, Villatoro, his wife and their four children explore his mother's hometown of Berlin, El Salvador. The Villatoro family shares their own homemade tamales with friends, family and strangers because, as Villatoro says in the film, "Tamales make fast friends." "Tamale Road" also examines the dark side of El Salvador's history -- the fear and the massacres.
Villatoro, who holds the College's Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair in Writing, also is the author of the Romilia Chacón series of crime novels. To read more about Villatoro and the film festival, and to watch a trailer of "Tamale Road," click here.