The Distance Between Us: A Deeper Exploration through Film


Wednesday, Sept 19


Grogan Hall Parlor

A Better Life (1h 38min) Rated PG-13 for some violence, language and brief drug use

A single parent in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.

Co-hosted by Grogan College


Tuesday, Oct 2


Bryan 111

Crossing Over (1h 53min) Rated R for pervasive language, some strong violence and sexuality/nudity

An exploration of several immigrants of different nationalities that deals with the border, document fraud, the asylum and green card process, work-site enforcement, naturalization, the office of counter terrorism and the clash of cultures.

Co-hosted by S.A.L.S.A.


Wednesday, Oct 3


Phillips/Hawkins Hall

Under the Same Moon (1h 46min) Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements

In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico. Unexpected circumstances drive both Rosario and Carlitos to embark on their own journeys in a desperate attempt to reunite.

Co-hosted by Chi Upsilon Sigma Latin Sorority Inc. and MOSAIC LLC


Thursday, Nov 8


Guilford Hall Parlor

Sin Nombre (1h 36 min) Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content

Honduran teenager Sayra reunites with her father, an opportunity for her to potentially realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events.

Co-hosted by Ashby College and Strong College


Refreshments will be provided at each screening along with facilitators to discuss the themes and connection points to The Distance Between Us.

Made possible with generous support from the Keker First Year Common Read Program and our hosting partners the MOSAIC LLC, Ashby College, Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority Inc. Grogan College, S.A.L.S.A., and Strong College.