Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Pagan Images, Inc., in association with Anthology Film Archives, invites you to the NewLatino Filmmakers Screening Series - The best and only independent Latino “cinematheque” showcase in New York City -- now in its 6th year! -- is still ONLY $5! Docs, shorts & features. "Come early, stay late, pay one price."
When: TONIGHT, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, Manhattan
Price: $5 admission ~ at the box office
6 p.m. - Documentary Shorts Program
7:15 p.m. - Narrative Shorts Program
8:15 p.m. - Narrative Feature
"LATINAS IN CINEMA: FILMWORKS BEYOND THE GLASS CEILING"
Curated by Edwin Pagan
NewLatino Filmmakers puts the spotlight on creative Latinas working behind the cameras in both the independent film and Hollywood systems as image-makers. This emerging crop of dynamic filmmakers and producers are putting their unique mark on the industry with their own unique spin on the Latin Film New Wave, and blazing the trail as today's emerging auteurs. Featuring short-form documentary, narrative shorts and feature presentations. Live panel discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers.
6 p.m. NEWLATINO FILMMAKERS - DOCUMENTARY SERIES
* AL OTRO LADO Natalia Almada, Altamura Films, (2006, 66 Minutes, Video)
Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side)" tells the human story behind illegal immigration and drug trafficking between the U.S. and Mexico through the eyes of Magdiel, a 23-year-old fisherman and aspiring composer who dreams of a better life. For people south of the border, the "other side" is the dream of an impossibly rich United States, where even menial jobs can support families and whole communities that have been left behind. For people north of the border, "Al Otro Lado" sheds light on harsh choices that their neighbors to the south often face because of economic crisis.
As movingly chronicled in "Al Otro Lado," Natalia Almada's debut feature, the border is a place where one people's dreams collide with another people's politics, and the 200-year-old tradition of corrido music vibrantly chronicles it all. In fact, if you really want to understand what is happening on the U.S./Mexico border, listen to the corridos, troubadour-like ballads that have become the voice of people whose views are rarely heard in mainstream media.
7:15 p.m. NEWLATINO FILMMAKERS - SHORT FILM PROGRAM
* JOLOPEO, Glenys Javier, Director / Michael Diaz, Producer (2007, 5 Minutes, Video)
Living that life leads to death, I choose to LIVE!
* SOLEDAD IS GONE FOREVER, Mabel Valdiviezo, Writer/Director (2007, 14 Minutes, 16MM)
SOLEDAD IS GONE FOREVER is a spellbinding, visually stunning, psychological drama that explores the long-term psychological impact of political persecution. Based on real accounts, this film presents an intimate portrait of a young immigrant photographer living in San Francisco, Soledad Gonzales, who learns her father’s remains have been found in a mass grave in Chile. Soledad’s recurring visions of chilling childhood images shatter her life, making her discover that these are real memories that have been repressed for twenty years.
Torn by her aunt Delia's advice to forget the past but faced by the implications of her father's death, Soledad must make a crucial decision. Does she have the courage to pursue the truth and will this realization finally bring peace to her tortured soul?
* LOSS OF INNOCENCE IN LOISAIDA, Veronica Caicedo, Writer/Director (2007, 30 Minutes, Video)
Joana is a curious teen ready to explore and have sex and willing to go all the way with her boyfriend, Tommy. Not prepared for the situation, Tommy must score some condoms -- FAST -- but he must first get past the gatekeeper to his bliss: the local pharmacist, who also just happens to be Joana's father!
8:15PM NEWLATINO FILMMAKERS - FEATURE PRESENTATION
MUNECA, Christina Soto, Writer/Director (2007, 70 Minutes, Video)
You find love in the most unexpected places. All Esteban wants to do, is to be happy and recapture his creative inspiration. With the death of his muse, and best friend, Pepe -- a miniature fox terrier -- it seems as if everyone in his life is trying to push their idea of a replacement on him with that of a perfect woman. What's a man to do?
source: Edwin Pagan