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Award-winning film that explores the dark side of love is screened Valentine’s weekend at ASU

Maldeamores, or Lovesickness, stars Luis Guzman (R) and is written by ASU Herberger School of Theatre and Film doctoral student, Jorge Gonzalez. The film is screened on the ASU Tempe campus, Feb. 13th.

Photo by Maya Releasing

February 09, 2009

Jorge Gonzalez is a Ph.D. student in the ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film.

If you are pining over the lack of love or struggling to mend a broken heart, you can spend an evening exploring those pains at the screening of Maldeamores, or Lovesickness, on Feb. 13th at the ASU Tempe campus.

The dark comedy starring the noted character actor, Luis Guzman (OZ, NYPD Blue, Q&A), interweaves three stories about people who confront madness, obsession and the fear of loneliness while looking for love. The film has been screened internationally and took the Audience Choice Award at the Chicago Film Festival and was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Screenwriter Jorge Gonzalez is earning his doctorate in Theatre and Performance of the Americas at the ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film. He wrote Maldeamores to earn money to fund his education and currently is visiting his native Puerto Rico, where the film takes place.

Gonzalez returns to the ASU Tempe campus Friday, Feb. 13th to discuss the film and how it came to be produced by Benicio del Toro at noon in room 302 at the Memorial Union. The screening is presented by the School of Theatre and Film’s Performance in the Borderlands program and is held at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum Theatre. Gonzalez also is available after the screening to discuss his work and answer questions. For information about Maldeamores, visit:

Memorial Union #302, 301 E. Orange Mall, ASU Tempe campus, noon
Lyceum Theatre, 901. S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 13

The noon discussion and evening screening are free of charge and open to the public.

Public Contact
Tamara Underiner
School of Theatre and Film
Performance in the Borderlands project

ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film, 480.965.5337

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit

Media Contact:
Laurie A. Trotta Valenti
ASU Herberger College 
School of Theatre and Film