Latinbeat 2012 Aug 10 – Aug 23

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In its 13th edition, Latinbeat presents a variety of the best recent Latin American cinema.  The region continues to offer an incredible wealth of strong documentaries that explore uncharted aspects of history and travel beyond capital borders, redefining national identities. Personal stories and formal exploration abound in bold new fiction. There will be lots of music–from Uruguay, Brazil and Chile–and, as always, the exciting presence of filmmakers, producers and actors at screenings and at our panel on New Mexican Cinema. Series programmed by Richard Peña and Marcela Goglio.

In This Series

Expiration Date

Expiration Date

Kenya Marquez | 2011 | 35mm | 111 mins

Opening Night! Director Kenya Marquez, producer Karla Uribe, and actor Damian Alcazar in person!

Ramona suspects a stranger is responsible for the disappearance of her son. But not all is what it seems in this funny and suspenseful black comedy of shifting viewpoints starring the great Damian Alcazar. 

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3 Million

3 Million

Jaime Roos | Yamandu Roos | 2012 | DCP | 135 mins

Closing Night! U.S. Premiere! Co-directors Jaime Roos and Yamandu Roos in person!

In this joyous/celebratory documentary about the passion of soccer, the iconic Uruguayan musician and his (Dutch) photographer son reunite to embark on a “relentless journey” to the South African World Cup with the Uruguayan national soccer team.

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New Mexican Cinema

New Mexican Cinema

Free panel discussion! Co-presented by Cinema Tropical. 

Join us for a conversation about recent trends in Mexican filmmaking with Matias Meyer (The Last Christeros), Michel Lipkes (Malaventura) and Kyzza Terrazas (Machete Language). Moderated by Carlos Gutierrez (Cinema Tropical). Special thanks to the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

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Awka Liwen

Awka Liwen

Mariano Aiello | Kristina Hille | 2010 | HDCAM | 90 mins

North American Premiere! Director Mariano Aiello in person on Tuesday, August 14!

This “alternative” history of Argentina focuses on the extermination of indigenous populations in the 19th century, and how this connects to the country’s current political and economic situation.

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Bacalar

Bacalar

Patricia Arriaga-Jordan | 2011 | Blu-ray | 96 mins

Family Screening! 

When Santiago and his best friend Mariana inadvertently videotape a group of dangerous animal traffickers while out playing detective, they set out to save the endangered wolves in this favorite on the children’s film festival circuit! Rated G.

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Chinese Takeaway

Chinese Takeaway

Sebastian Borensztein | 2011 | HDCAM | 93 mins

In this warm hearted, gentle and affectionate comedy, the great Ricardo Darin stars as the hardened lonely owner of a hardware store who one day assists a newly arrived Chinese immigrant in need of help. 

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Fat, Bald, Short Man

Fat, Bald, Short Man

Carlos Osuna | 2011 | 35mm | 97 mins

In this sweet and funny animated feature, Antonio, a middle aged loner and exemplary employee at a notary office in Bogota, sees his luck change when a new boss arrives.

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Fatherland

Fatherland

Nicolas Prividera | 2011 | Digital | 100 mins

Icons of Argentine history confront each other at the foot of their tombs in the Recoleta Cemetery of Buenos Aires in director Prividera’s provocative "dialogue amongst the dead," a re-reading of Argentine history that disturbingly echoes the divisive discussions shaking national politics today. A First Run Features release.

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The Last Christeros

The Last Christeros

Matias Meyer | 2011 | 90 mins

Director Matias Meyer in person!

A rigorous and intimate exploration of a lesser known aspect of Mexican history--the dramatic war between Church and State in the 20’s and 30’s.  A visually powerful tribute to the bravery and perseverance of Christian rebels in defense of religious freedom.

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Machete Language

Machete Language

Kyzza Terrazas | 2011 | 85 mins

Director Kyzza Terrazas in person!

Pushed over the edge by the violent repression in Salvador Atenco, a political activist and punk singer feel increasingly drawn to commit a terrorist act in the name of their political beliefs and their love.

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Malaventura

Malaventura

Michel Lipkes | 2011 | 35mm | 66 mins

Director Michel Lipkes in person!

Lipkes captures the last day of an elderly man’s life with deliberate calm and suggestive cinematography as he wanders through a Mexico City that is at once familiar and foreign, in this very personal debut.

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Normal School

Normal School

Celina Murga | 2012 | 88 mins

North American Premiere!

Celina Murga applies her sensitive, observant perspective on young people's behavior and thoughts to her superb foray into nonfiction.

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The Notifier

The Notifier

Blas Eloy Martinez | 2011 | 35mm | 76 mins

North American Premiere! Director Blas Eloy Martinez in person!

Eloy is a civil servant who delivers documents notifying people on the state of their lawsuits.  His own story unravels with dry humor as each delivery opens into the outrageous worlds of the different urban dwellers he visits.

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One Love

One Love

Paula Hernandez | 2011 | DCP | 99 mins

Actress Elena Roger in person!

For three friends reunited in middle age, teenage summer love and heartbreak live on 30 years later. Featuring Broadway sensation Elena Roger (Evita) in her big-screen debut.

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P.E.

P.E.

Pablo Cerda | 2011 | HDCAM | 105 mins

Director Pablo Cerda in person! Wine reception at Aug. 15 screening courtesy of ProChile.

Note: The August 22 screening of Physical Education has been canceled.

Exequiel (played by director Cerda), a P.E. teacher living in a beautiful seaside town in Southern Chile, faces a midlife crisis after an encounter with an old love in this intimate and down-to-earth debut feature.

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Samuel

Samuel

Cesar Lucena | 2011 | 35mm | 75 mins

U.S. Premiere!

An exponent of the Venezuelan “Atom Cinema” manifesto, this stunningly beautiful portrait of life in the mountains tells the story of Samuel, a gifted healer. Based on the ideas of Edgar Cayce, who investigated hypnosis as a form of diagnosing and curing illnesses.

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Songs

Songs

Eduardo Coutinho | 2012 | HDCAM | 90 mins

The power of music made bare by 78 year old master docu filmmaker Coutinho, who interviews 18 people from Rio de Janeiro about their favorite Brazilian song and why it is important to them. Fabulous stories and characters ensue. 

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Thursday Till Sunday

Thursday Till Sunday

Dominga Sotomayor | 2012 | DCP | 96 mins

Producer Gregorio Gonzalez in person to introduce the film! 

In a tightly packed car, 12-year-old Lucia and her younger brother take off on a family vacation that will prove to be full of pure childhood happiness, but also quietly yet deeply life-altering.

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Unfinished Spaces

Unfinished Spaces

Alysa Nahmias & Benjamin Murray | 2011 | HDCAM | 86 mins

Directors Alysa Nahmias & Benjamin Murray in person!

In 1961 Fidel Castro and Che commissioned a group of national art schools and over the next fifty years a unique convoluted epic of contrasts enveloped the five resulting buildings.

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Violeta Went to Heaven

Violeta Went to Heaven

Andrés Wood | 2011 | HDCAM | 110 mins

The extraordinary story of the iconic poet, musician and folksinger whose songs have become hymns for Chileans and Latin Americans alike. Chile’s official Oscar entry.

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With My Heart in Yambo (CANCELED)

With My Heart in Yambo (CANCELED)

Maria Fernanda Restrepo | 2011 | HDCAM | 137 mins

CANCELED

Restrepo was only 10 when her two young brothers disappeared at the hands of Ecuadorian police. Excruciatingly long years of protest, search, research, government deception and unspeakable pain culminate in this heartbreaking personal journey.

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