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Latin Film Night "El Rey"
Date Friday January 10
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
San Jose Peace & Justice Center
48 S. 7th Street, San Jose
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorShelby Minister
Emailcoordinator [at]
Address48 South 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112
El Rey tells the story of Pedro Rey, the mythical father of the Colombian cocaine trade. A riveting drama based on true events, the film tracks Rey’s evolution from opportunistic businessman to megalomaniacal drug lord. Recruiting a small-time crook as his supplier, a Peace Corps worker as his North American distributor, and a Marxist revolutionary as his chemist, Rey turns the modest Colombian coke trade into a multinational corporation. The King then sets about protecting his empire by adding a cop and a politician to his team, as well as the buying the loyalty of the local peasants. But in Rey’s world, loyalty is a one-way street, and when the King turns his back on any of his subjects, he’d better hope that one of them doesn’t put a bullet in it.

Presentation on the history of drug trafficking by Michelle Cordova, President of SJPJC and Writer for La Oferta newspaper.

6:30 PM Food & Gathering
7 PM Presentation and Film

Suggested Donation $10 for food

For more info contact 408-297-2299 or email coordinator [at]

Sponsored by Spanish For Activists at San Jose Peace & Justice Center
Added to the calendar on Friday Dec 20th, 2013 5:18 PM