OCT 12

THF FILM SERIES: Purgatorio: A Journey into the Heart of the Border

Web Premiere @ 4PM

Commentary by Chuck Tatum, Humanities Seminars Program | Spanish & Portuguese

Emeritus Professor Tatum, an expert in Chicano and Hispanic literature, discusses Rodrigo Reyes’ provocative 2013 essay film that re-imagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante’s purgatory.

The THF Film Series is designed for at-home viewing of films hand-selected by our faculty. Their commentary is intended to provide context, insight and analysis to enhance your viewing experience of the films.

* The introduction may include spoilers.

How to Watch:

  • Visit the THF homepage to watch the commentary on Oct. 12 at 4PM. Sign up to receive a reminder.
  • View the film on your streaming service of your choice. Purgatorio: A Journey into the Heart of the Border is available on:
      • Vimeo (Rent for $2.99 or Buy for $10.00)

    Or rent the DVD at Pima County Public Library (Free with library card)


Watch a recording of this event below: