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July 11 - 20

This year’s showcase of recent Latin American cinema combines personal, risk-taking works by mostly emerging filmmakers with more traditional, award-winning productions. This juxtaposition and the breadth of countries represented speak to the growth of a film industry that began in only a few countries about 15 years ago and has now spread throughout the entire region. We are excited to celebrate this fertile state of affairs with an eclectic selection that attests to the area's continued cinematic renewal. This program was curated by Marcela Goglio.

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In This Series

Casa Grande

Casa Grande

Fellipe Barbosa | 2014 | 114 mins

Opening Night

Q&A with director Fellipe Barbosa and co-writer/editor Karen Sztajnberg. Directly following the Q&A, ticket holders are invited to join us for the Opening Night reception in the Furman Gallery!

Set in Rio, Fellipe Barbosa’s long-awaited fiction debut is a clear-eyed, empathetic portrait of a teenager who strives to transcend the limitations of his upper-middle-class family life.

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Friday, July 11

6:15pm

Monday, July 14

8:30pm
Panel: New Voices in Latin American Cinema

Panel: New Voices in Latin American Cinema

Various | | 90 mins

Free and open to the public!

The formal exploration and sense of urgency of Latin America's cinematic renaissance of the 90s persists in the works of many new directors today. Meet some of these new young talents as they describe the challenges of producing a first feature, whether its an independent or mainstream production.

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Saturday, July 19

1:00pm
All About the Feathers

All About the Feathers

Neto Villalobos | 2013 | 85 mins

Q&A with director Neto Villalobos.

A security guard adopts a fighting cock to bring some excitement into his boring life, kicking off an unexpected set of screwball adventures in this winning, dryly funny debut feature

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Thursday, July 17

6:30pm

Saturday, July 19

3:30pm
Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey

Leticia Tonos Paniagua | 2013 | 96 mins

Q&A with director Leticia Tonos Paniagua on July 12 followed by a reception with free cocktails courtesy of Brugal Rum!

In 2011, Paniagua was the first Dominican woman to direct a feature film in her country. Her follow-up, a contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet, tackles Haitian immigration in the Dominican Republic, where about one million exiles currently reside.

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Saturday, July 12

6:30pm

Sunday, July 13

4:00pm
Dust on the Tongue

Dust on the Tongue

Rubén Mendoza | 2014 | 89 mins

An abusive family patriarch asks two of his grandchildren to help him die and, in doing so, offers them an unexpected source of revenge in this bold yet sensitive mix of fiction, documentary, and mockumentary.

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Saturday, July 12

4:00pm

Sunday, July 13

8:40pm
Holiday

Holiday

Diego Araujo | 2013 | 82 mins

Q&A with director Diego Araujo, producer Hanne-Lovise Skartveit, and actress Cristina Morrison.

A teenager travels to the remote family hacienda in the Andes, where he befriends an enigmatic, self-assured heavy-metal fan from the nearby pueblo who opens his eyes to an entirely new, liberating world.

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Tuesday, July 15

4:30pm

Wednesday, July 16

6:15pm
The Man of the Crowd

The Man of the Crowd

Marcelo Gomes | Cao Guimarães | 2013 | 95 mins

Loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe’s story of the same name, this elegant, parsimonious, and formally impeccable work from two of Brazil’s boldest filmmakers follows the friendship between a lonely train driver and a station controller.

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Saturday, July 19

1:00pm

Sunday, July 20

6:15pm
Mateo

Mateo

Maria Gamboa | 2014 | 86 mins

A teenager infiltrates a theater group in the violent neighborhood where he lives to report on their political activities, but his perspective shifts when he falls for a beautiful girl in the troupe.

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Sunday, July 13

1:30pm

Tuesday, July 15

6:30pm
The Militant

The Militant

Manuel Nieto | 2013 | 121 mins

A student activist leaves his protests and solidarity movements behind to travel to the tranquil countryside, where he must settle in and manage the inheritance of his recently deceased father.

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Thursday, July 17

8:45pm

Friday, July 18

4:00pm
My Straight Son

My Straight Son

Miguel Ferrari | 2013 | 113 mins

Telenovela star Miguel Ferrari’s debut feature, a prize winner at this year’s Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscars), is the first Venezuelan film to openly deal with gay and transgender issues.

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Thursday, July 17

3:30pm

Saturday, July 19

8:30pm
Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Matías Lucchesi | 2014 | 71 mins

Q&A with director Matías Lucchesi.

Determined to find the father she never knew, 12-year-old Lila (Paula Hertzog) escapes her remote boarding school tucked away in the impressive Sierra de Córdoba mountains.

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Friday, July 11

9:15pm

Monday, July 14

6:20pm
Paradise

Paradise

Mariana Chenillo | 2013 | 105 mins

Q&A with director Mariana Chenillo.

This unpretentious comedy about a happy overweight couple from a suburban middle-class neighborhood takes refreshingly unexpected turns, as their move to Mexico City launches them both on a journey of self-discovery.

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Friday, July 18

9:00pm

Sunday, July 20

3:30pm
Reimon

Reimon

Rodrigo Moreno | 2014 | 72 mins

Documentary and fiction are almost indistinguishable in this minimalist but powerfully eloquent film about a young Argentinean woman who commutes long distances to her job cleaning houses in Buenos Aires.

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Friday, July 18

6:45pm

Sunday, July 20

8:30pm
Root

Root

Matías Rojas Valencia | 2013 | 87 mins

Q&A with director Matías Rojas Valencia.

In this hypnotic story of redemption and rebirth, a young woman embarks on a road trip through lush remote locations in southern Chile to find the father of a recently orphaned child.

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Saturday, July 12

1:30pm

Wednesday, July 16

8:30pm
The Searches

The Searches

Jose Luis Valle | 2013 | 77 mins

Q&A with director Jose Luis Valle.

The parallel stories of a widow and a widower come together with themes of chance, revenge, solitude, and redemption in the elegant and sober second feature by award-winning Salvadoran filmmaker Jose Luis Valle.

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Saturday, July 19

6:00pm

Sunday, July 20

1:00pm
The Summer of Flying Fish

The Summer of Flying Fish

Marcela Said | 2013 | 95 mins

Don Francisco battles with the carp that overpopulate his lake in Southern Chile as tension mounts between him, his beloved daughter, and the local Mapuche Indians, whose demands have gone unheard for too long.

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Sunday, July 13

6:30pm

Monday, July 14

4:00pm
We Are Mari Pepa

We Are Mari Pepa

Samuel Kishi Leopo | 2013 | 95 mins

Q&A with director Samuel Kishi Leopo.

As the school year ends, the 16-year-olds who make up the title punk band are free to skateboard, play soccer, and rehearse the one—obscene yet catchy—song they’ve written in this vibrant portrait of carefree youth.

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Saturday, July 12

9:00pm

Tuesday, July 15

8:30pm
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