A six-day film festival honors Meryl Streep, who is widely considered one of the best actresses of all time. The three-time Oscar winner has been a Hollywood favorite since the 1970s.
The program consists of 12 great films, screened in English with Spanish subtitles:
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Dir. Robert Benton
When Ted Kramer (Hoffman), an advertising executive, is abandoned by his wife (Streep), he has to take care of his son for the first time: he must conquer the affection of the child and act as father and mother at the same time, without neglecting his professional career. Streep won the Oscar for best supporting actress.
Sophie’s Choice (1982)
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Summer of 1947: Sophie Zawistowska is a beautiful Polish and Roman emigrant who survived the Auschwitz extermination camp, but is tormented by her past.
Out of Africa (1985)
Dir. Sidney Pollack
In the early twentieth century, Karen (Streep) enters a marriage of convenience with an incurable womanizer. Both have settled in Kenya to run a coffee plantation, where she falls in love with an adventurous and romantic character played by Robert Redford.
Dir. Mike Nichols
Antinuclear plot based on real events. In 1974, Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep), a worker and trade unionist at an Oklahoma nuclear power plant, collects evidence of inadequate plant safety measures, antagonizing both co-workers and her bosses.
Dir. Héctor Babenco
An alcoholic drifter (Jack Nicholson) spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, N.Y., after returning there for the first time in decades.
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Francesca Johnson (Streep), a housewife who lives on a farm with her family, take notice when Robert Kincaid (Clint Eastwood), a veteran photographer for National Geographic magazine, visits Madison County, Iowa, to photograph his old bridges.
Dir. Spike Jonze
A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt “The Orchid Thief,” by Susan Orlean (Streep) for the screen.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Dir. Nancy Meyer
In the fast-paced fashion world of New York, the runway magazine is run Miranda Priestly (Streep). Working as an assistant to Miranda could open any door to Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), but working for the demanding editor may be more than she can handle.
Mamma Mia (2008)
Dir. Phyllida Lloyd
Film version of the popular ABBA musical. A young woman (Amanda Seyfried), who has grown up on a small Greek island, has been raised by a rebellious, unconventional mother (Streep), who has always refused to disclose her father’s identity. When, at last, it appears that the young woman is about to know, three possible candidates appear (Brosnan, Firth and Skarsgard).
Dir. John Patrick Shanley
SIn 1964, in a Bronx parish, a passionate and charismatic priest, Father Flynn (Seymour Hoffman) attempts to change the rigid norms of the school, which for years have been jealously guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Streep), who firmly believes in the power of discipline. But when Sister James (Amy Adams) innocently tells Sister Aloysius that it seems that Father Flynn is paying too much attention to a new young male student, the Superior, without any proof, begins a personal crusade to bring to light the truth and expel Flynn from school for abusing the student.
The Iron Lady (2011)
Dir. Phyllida Lloyd
Biographical account of Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), a woman of humble origin who was able to break down all the barriers that represented the sex and the social class to become a powerful political leader in a world dominated by the men.
August: Osage County (2013)
Dir. John Wells
The Westons live in a large mansion on the outskirts of Pawhuska, Okla. The disappearance of the father in strange circumstances causes the family to reunite and all their problems come to light. Based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
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