La Partida and David William Roster Lecture: Film and Overcoming Homophobia in Cuba

October 29, 2015 (Thu) | Film screening at 4:30 PM; lecture to immediately follow

Collins Cinema

The program begins with a screening of La Partida (The Last Match), Antonio Hens' 2013 film about two teenage boys in Havana - both in relationships with women who provide their financial support - who begin a dangerous romance.

Following the film, Foster will discuss this and others that examine relationships within a Latin culture that has resisted nontraditional roles of sexuality. Foster is the Regents' Professor of Latin American urban cultures and gender studies at Arizona State University. He has written extensively on Argentine narrative and theater, and has held Fulbright teaching appointments in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. He also served as an Inter-American Development Bank professor in Chile.

Free and open to the public.






Immigrant residents of a “shift-bed” apartment in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown share their stories of personal and political upheaval. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals the collective history of the Chinese in the United States through conversations, autobiographical monologues, and theatrical movement pieces. Shot in the kitchens, bedrooms, wedding halls, cafés, and mahjong parlors of Chinatown, this provocative hybrid documentary addresses issues of privacy, intimacy, and urban life. (source:

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 5:30pmLocation: Collins Cinema


Saturday, April 5th, Olin- Wellesley Gaming Symposium

Transportation information

Olin – Wellesley Campus shuttle information: an Olin Van will shuttle students back and forth between the two campus this Saturday for this event, running every half hour.

The buses will begin at 8:45am - 10:15am.

The van will pick students up at the parking/traffic circle that's next to the student center and alumnae hall. The shuttle service will resume at 3:45pm and continue until 5:00pm.