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It is impossible to give a complete overview of current trends in Latin American filmmaking in just 10 days; the amount of rich work being created right now is too vast. Instead, think of this edition of Latinbeat as a sampling, mostly by emerging filmmakers—only a handful of them have showcased works here in the past. Most striking about this recent crop of films is the number of co-productions between multiple Latin American countries, which speaks of an expanding exchange of ideas and sense of identity within the region. Yet this widening collaboration is just one part of a continued effort to make possible startling, defiant, innovative and beautiful storytelling, despite often limited resources. Please join us in this exploration of a vibrant and fascinating cinema. Series programmed by Marcela Goglio.

In This Series

La Paz

La Paz

Santiago Loza | 2013 | 73 mins

Opening Night! North American Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

La Paz tells the story of Liso, a young Argentinean man who emerges from a psychiatric institution and tries to re-adapt to daily life in the universe of his middle class family and neighborhood. Note: Grayed out screenings are currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. Available tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis.

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Friday, July 12

7:00pm

Sunday, July 14

7:00pm
The Stolen Man

The Stolen Man

Matías Piñeiro | 2007 | 91 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

Piñeiro’s sparkling debut film breathlessly follows a clever, capricious young woman as she carefully interweaves friends and lovers into an intricate web of secretive yet often unexpectedly compassionate games.

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Saturday, July 13

2:45pm

Sunday, July 14

9:00pm
They All Lie

They All Lie

Matías Piñeiro | 2009 | 75 mins

Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

Piñeiro’s second feature unleashes eight strong-willed characters into a clandestine plot involving art forgery, an unfinished novel, and Sarmiento’s U.S. journals, resulting in a giddy kaleidoscope of differing meaning.

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Saturday, July 13

9:30pm

Sunday, July 14

2:45pm
Viola

Viola

Matías Piñeiro | 2012 | 65 mins

A web of romantic intrigue and revelation is delicately unraveled in this dazzling riff on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Screening with Rosalinda (Matías Piñeiro, 2010, 43m).

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AninA

AninA

Alfredo Soderguit | 2013 | 82 mins

U.S. Premiere!

Featuring beautiful animation that pays homage to its children’s book source material, AninA perfectly evokes childhood joys and fears through the story of a girl with a palindromic name: Aninas Yatay Salas.

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Saturday, July 13

11:00am

Sunday, July 14

10:45am
Avanti Popolo

Avanti Popolo

Michael Wahrmann | 2012 | 72 mins

North American Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

In this layered and formally subversive first feature, a son attempts to reconnect with his father, withdrawn since the disappearance of his other son 30 years ago, and awaken him to life via recovered Super-8 films and old LPs.

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Saturday, July 13

5:10pm

Sunday, July 14

12:45pm
Belated

Belated

Bárbara Sarasola-Day | 2013 | 102 mins

North American Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

The lives of a married couple living on a tobacco plantation in Northwestern Argentina are thrown into turmoil with the arrival of a mysterious cousin, who puts them in touch with their most suppressed emotions and desires.

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Friday, July 19

8:45pm

Sunday, July 21

6:00pm
Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman

Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman

Ernesto Díaz Espinoza | 2013 | 75 mins

New York Premiere!

This exuberant tribute to Peckinpah’s similarly titled 1974 film combines the plot of a Western with a video game aesthetic and structure in the story of a nerdy DJ who must undertake an action-packed mission to save his own life.

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Saturday, July 20

9:30pm

Sunday, July 21

8:30pm
The Eternal Night of Twelve Moons

The Eternal Night of Twelve Moons

Priscilla Padilla | 2013 | 87 mins

U.S. Premiere!

Priscilla Padilla’s intelligent directing and inspired photography elevates this ethnographic documentary about a Wayuu rite of passage into a story of tradition, liberation, and the ever-arduous task of being a woman.

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Friday, July 12

3:00pm

Wednesday, July 17

6:15pm

Friday, July 19

4:30pm
From Tuesday to Tuesday

From Tuesday to Tuesday

Gustavo Fernandez Triviño | 2012 | 97 mins

New York Premiere!

A tough bodybuilder with a gentle heart dreams of one day opening his own gym, but his plans are derailed when he witnesses a crime in this drama-turned-thriller by first-time director Trivino.

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Monday, July 15

8:30pm

Wednesday, July 17

8:15pm
The Future

The Future

Alicia Scherson | 2013 | 98 mins

New York Premiere!

The first film adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s literary works, Scherson’s third feature centers on two suddenly orphaned Chilean teenagers who slowly descend into an underworld of B-movies, cheap novels and derelict characters in the margins of Rome.

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Friday, July 12

9:15pm

Tuesday, July 16

8:15pm
Impenetrable

Impenetrable

Daniele Incalcaterra | Fausta Quattrini | 2012 | 95 mins

North American Premiere!

Incalcaterra and Quattrini take us deep into the Paraguayan Chaco with this narratively rigorous, fascinating adventure that is at once travel diary, Western, road trip, scientific exploration, and a portrayal of the savagery of capitalist exploitation.

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Saturday, July 20

7:00pm

Sunday, July 21

3:45pm
Magical Words (Breaking a Spell)

Magical Words (Breaking a Spell)

Mercedes Moncada | 2012 | 83 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

Moncada crafts a poignant and engaging personal perspective on her native Nicaragua from the 1979 Sandinista revolution through to modern times, weaving herself into the story at every historic step.

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Friday, July 19

6:30pm

Sunday, July 21

1:30pm
The Mayor

The Mayor

2012 | 81 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmakers in person for Q&A!

This fascinating documentary follows the wealthy and controversial mayor of the richest and safest municipality in all of Mexico as he implements unorthodox and hotly questioned security strategies to restrain drug violence.

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Saturday, July 13

7:15pm

Monday, July 15

6:15pm
Never Die

Never Die

Enrique Rivero | 2012 | 84 mins

New York Premiere!

Amidst majestic natural surroundings, a woman delicately prepares for the imminent loss of her mother, which leads to a profound and meditative reflection on the constantly renewing cycle of life and our changing place in the world.

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Saturday, July 13

12:45pm

Tuesday, July 16

6:15pm
Señoritas

Señoritas

Lina Rodriguez | 2013 | 87 mins

U.S. Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A at July 14 screening!

In Rodriguez’s rigorous minimalist indie, the camera follows Alejandra, a young middle class woman from Bogotá, in her daily routines, capturing both her moments alone and her interactions with the world.

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Tanta Agua (So Much Water)

Tanta Agua (So Much Water)

Ana Guevara | Leticia Jorge | 2013 | 100 mins

New York Premiere! Filmmakers in person for Q&A!

A divorced father’s vacation with his two children is marred by a storm that keep the three cooped up together as he desperately tries to remain enthusiastic and not let anything ruin their plans.

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Thursday, July 18

8:30pm

Saturday, July 20

2:30pm
The Tears

The Tears

Pablo Delgado Sanchez | 2012 | 66 mins

North American Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

A camping trip in the woods becomes a painful but ultimately healing rite of passage for two brothers who are struggling to cope with their disturbing family environment in Sanchez’s taut, suspenseful debut feature.

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Thursday, July 18

6:30pm

Saturday, July 20

5:00pm
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