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
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.Read more »
Friday, July 116:15pm
Monday, July 148:30pm
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.Read more »
Saturday, July 191:00pm
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 featureRead more »
Thursday, July 176:30pm
Saturday, July 193:30pm
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.Read more »
Saturday, July 126:30pm
Sunday, July 134:00pm
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.Read more »
Saturday, July 124:00pm
Sunday, July 138:40pm
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.Read more »
Tuesday, July 154:30pm
Wednesday, July 166:15pm
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.Read more »
Saturday, July 191:00pm
Sunday, July 206:15pm
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.Read more »
Sunday, July 131:30pm
Tuesday, July 156:30pm
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.Read more »
Thursday, July 178:45pm
Friday, July 184:00pm
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.Read more »
Thursday, July 173:30pm
Saturday, July 198:30pm
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.Read more »
Friday, July 119:15pm
Monday, July 146:20pm
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.Read more »
Friday, July 189:00pm
Sunday, July 203:30pm
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.Read more »
Friday, July 186:45pm
Sunday, July 208:30pm
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.Read more »
Saturday, July 121:30pm
Wednesday, July 168:30pm
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.Read more »
Saturday, July 196:00pm
Sunday, July 201:00pm
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.Read more »
Sunday, July 136:30pm
Monday, July 144:00pm
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.Read more »