CineLatino: Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero

Directed by Ana Carrigan and Juliet Weber (United States, 2010) 

Part of the Fall 2010 Cine Latino Series

October 27, 2010


Elevated to the archbishopric in part because of his reputation as a modest and moderate priest, Óscar Romero evolved into an outspoken critic of El Salvador’s violent military regime. “Monseñor” documents the events that led up to the archbishop’s 1980 assassination and the country’s subsequent devolution into civil war. 87 minutes. English and Spanish with English subtitles.

“An astonishing compilation of footage from the last three years of Romero’s life.” —Alma Guillermoprieto, New York Review of Books