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Spanning 11 countries from Cuba to Chile, this year's edition of Latinbeat features U.S. and East Coast premieres by up-and-coming as well as established filmmakers. See your favorite actors in romantic comedies, edge-of-your-seat thrillers, thoughtful dramas as well as eye-catching animations and documentary that flirts with fiction.

Don't miss two special screenings with live musical accompaniment: The Stoessel Expedition, a 1928 film of a remarkable journey in car from Buenos Aires to New York and Mojica Marin’s cult horror classic This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse.

On Sunday, August 14 at 11am, there will be a special Panel Presentation: Central American and Caribbean Cinema Today, co-presented with Casa Clementina and Cinema Tropical and sponsored by New York Women in Film and Television. Latinbeat filmmakers will discuss innovative and hybrid forms of film production in the region. Admission to the panel is free with the purchase of a ticket to any screening in Latinbeat.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, programmed by the Film Society’s Richard Peña and Marcela Goglio, with generous support from the Consulate General of Argentina in New York, Pro Chile, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Mexico Tourism Board, Telemundo 47, the New York Latin Media and Entertainment Commission and The New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema. Special Thanks to Fundación Cinemateca Argentina, Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division/ National Audio-visual Conservation Center/ Library of Congress, Center for Cuban Studies, Café Ronda/Café Frida, Bionade, Dewars and Wines of Argentina. Thanks to our community partners: Ballet Hispanico; Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University; Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders; MediaNoche / PRdream; National Association of Latino Independent Producers - NY (NALIP); New Generation Latino Consortium / NGL Media; Havana Film Festival New York.

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

Ballet Hispanico; Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University; Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders; MediaNoche / PRdream; National Association of Latino Independent Producers - NY (NALIP);  New Generation Latino Consortium / NGL Media; Havana Film Festival New York

Past Films

Acorazado

Acorazado

Alvaro Curiel | 2010 | 97 mins

New York Premiere

Curiel’s hilarious debut tells the story of Veracruz native Silveiro, whose buddies help him hatch an unusual emigration plan: turning his old taxi into an improvised raft.

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All Your Dead Ones

All Your Dead Ones

Carlos Moreno | 2011 | 88 mins

New York Premiere

When a Colombian farmer stumbles upon a pile of corpses, he finds that the officials have other priorities in this searing attack on a culture of corruption, poverty, and violence.

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The Best Things in the World

The Best Things in the World

Lais Bodanzky | 2010 | 100 mins

U.S. Premiere

In this sweet, funny coming-of-age tale set in São Paulo (with a great soundtrack), 15-year-old Mano’s carefree life is complicated by a shocking revelation.

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Che, A New Man

Che, A New Man

Tristan Bauer | 2010 | 94 mins

U.S. Premiere

Twelve years in the making, Bauer’s intimate look at the larger-than-life Che Guevara demonstrates both his ideals and his passion, with never-before-seen private documents and recordings.

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Country Music

Country Music

Alberto Fuguet | 2011 | 100 mins

New York Premiere

Friday, August 19: Reception in honor of filmmaker Alberto Fuguet and actor Pablo Cerda after the 6:30pm screening. Wine courtesy of ProChile. Admission is complimentary with the purchase of a ticket to the screening.

A mellow Chilean who loves country music roams through Nashville in this fresh take on immigrant stories, laced with funny dialogue and boasting a terrific soundtrack.

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The Death of Pinochet

The Death of Pinochet

Bettina Perut & Ivan Osnovikoff | 2011 | 70 mins

U.S. Premiere

A raw yet intimate look at Chilean history, this provocative doc takes to the streets on the day of Pinochet’s death, capturing intensely divided reactions.

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Hermano (Brother)

Hermano (Brother)

Marcel Rasquin | 2010 | 96 mins

New York Premiere

Two futbol-playing brothers have their love and loyalty put to the test when a scout invites them to try out with the best team in Caracas in this inspiring family drama.

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Jean Gentil

Jean Gentil

Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas | 2010 | 84 mins

New York Premiere

This poignant tale vividly captures the day-to-day life of an educated Haitian immigrant as he travels through the Dominican Republic in search of work and a meaning to his life.

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The Life of Fish

The Life of Fish

Matias Bize | 2010 | 84 mins

New York Premiere

Returning to Chile after 11 years abroad, expat writer Andrés meets old friends and is forced to confront his past in this insightful, emotionally intense love story.

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Little Voices

Little Voices

Jairo Carrillo | 2010 | 75 mins

New York Premiere

Beautifully animating their drawings, this extraordinary 3D documentary depicts the lives of displaced Colombian children who have grown up amidst guerrilla fighting.

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Long Distance

Long Distance

Esteban Insausti | 2010 | 93 mins

New York Premiere | Co-presented with The New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema

Saturday, August 13: Reception in honor of filmmaker Esteban Insausti after the 6:35pm screening. Admission is complimentary with the purchase of a ticket to the screening.

Insausti explores the dramatic emotional impact of the mass exodus of Cubans to the US through the story of a woman who finds that she has lost all of her friends to this crisis.

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Marimbas From Hell

Marimbas From Hell

Julio Hernández Cordón | 2010 | 75 mins

New York Premiere

On Sunday, August 14 at 11am: Central American and Caribbean Cinema Today, a special panel presentation. Free admission with the purchase of a ticket to the 1pm screening of Marimbas from Hell.

This funny and moving story of an improbable artistic collaboration—between a homeless marimba player and a pioneer of Guatemalan heavy metal music—straddles documentary and fiction.

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Mount Bayo

Mount Bayo

Victoria Galardi | 2010 | 86 mins

U.S. Premiere

On the cusp of ski season, a peaceful Patagonian village is tested by an incident that divides a local family, in Galardi’s funny and gentle dramatic comedy.

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No Return

No Return

Miguel Cohan | 2010 | 100 mins

New York Premiere

Wednesday, August 24: Reception at 6:30pm in honor of filmmaker Miguel Cohan. Admission is complimentary with the purchase of a ticket to the 8:35pm screening.

An intense, perfectly calibrated thriller with a twist ending, Cohan’s debut feature also engages sensitive issues of ethics and justice that will make spectators squirm in their seats. Starring Federico Luppi and Leonardo Sbaraglia.

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Norberto’s Deadline

Norberto’s Deadline

Daniel Hendler | 2010 | 89 mins

New York Premiere

When Norberto joins a theater group—following his boss’s orders—his life starts to change, in this tender and offbeat tale of personal reinvention.

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Querida voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo

Querida voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo

Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat | 2011 | 80 mins

U.S. Premiere

In this black comedy, a mediocre real estate agent enters a Faustian deal with a stranger who has superpowers. With great perfomances by Eusebio Poncela and Emilio Disi.

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Southern District

Southern District

Juan Carlos Valdivia | 2009 | 109 mins

Valdivia's stylish, class-conscious feature envelops viewers in the insular world of an upper-crust Bolivian family in decline, through the eyes of two Aymara Indians who serve them.

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The Stoessel Expedition

The Stoessel Expedition

Adán Stoessel | Andrés Stoessel | 1928 | 60 mins

New York Premiere

Screening with live musical accompaniment by original score composer, Donald Sosin.

In 1928, two brothers began a two-year automotive journey from Buenos Aires all the way to New York, capturing their wide-ranging expedition on film. Copy restored by the Fundacion Cinemateca Argentina in cooperation with The Library of Congress of the United States.

SCREENING WITH

For the First Time (Por primera vez)

Octavio Cortazar, 1965, Cuba; 10m

The landmark Cuban documentary captures the reactions of isolated Cuban villagers to seeing films for the first time.

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This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse

This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse

José Mojica Marins | 1967 | 108 mins

With live solo guitar accompaniment by composer Gary Lucas.

Springing from the margins of Brazilian culture like a long-suppressed nightmare, Brazilian terror icon Coffin Joe returns, bent on his quest to father the perfect child.

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El varal

El varal

Marta Ferrer | 2009 | 75 mins

U.S. Premiere

Ferrer’s rueful doc contrasts the fanfare of a village’s patron saint day with the post-celebration calm, haunted by the absence of families who have emigrated to the U.S.

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The Water at the End of the World

The Water at the End of the World

Paula Siero | 2010 | 85 mins

New York Premiere

In Siero’s warm, intensely honest, and humane story of real emotions between siblings, two sisters, one terminally ill, journey to the tip of South America.

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