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TRES FESTIVALES DE CINE EN MIAMI, SAN DIEGO Y AUSTIN

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Friday, March 6, 2015 , under , , , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)




El Miami International Film Festival, El San Diego Latino Film Festival y el Festival SXSWCine en Austin son los tres eventos resaltantes en el mes de marzo. Envíennos fotos si están por alli! Envíen a @LatinoEvents y les haremos el RT!.

1- La 32da Edición del Miami International Film Festival > Del 6 al 15 de Marzo >> @MiamiFilmFest





2- La 22da Edición del San Diego Latino Film Fest > Del 12 al 22 de Marzo >> @sdlatinofilm



3- El Festival SXSW (cine, música, interactivo > Del 13 al 22 de Marzo >> @sxsw


Para más información sobre Arte y Entretenimiento, visítanos en www.latinoevents.me >> O síguenos en Twitter @LatinoEvents

ESSENTIALS: CINEMA > 5 FESTIVALES DE CINE EN NYC Y 2 MESES PARA DISFRUTARLOS!




Son básicamente 60 dias de una fiesta cinematográfica que va desde lo último del cine francés en Rendez-Vous, el esperado showcase anual de cine latinoamericano en el Havana Film Fest, la nueva edición del New Films, New Directors y lo mejor del cine mundial que se da cita en el Tribeca Film Festival. Desde ahora y hasta finales de Abril, lo mejor del cine nacional, latino y mundial, lo tendremos justo aquí en casa. Los Top 5:


1- La 20ma edición de 'Rendez-Vous with French Cinema' > Del 6 al 15 de Marzo @LincolnCenter >> @FilmLinc 




2- La 44ta edición de New Directors/New Films se celebra del 18 al 29 Marzo en @FilmLinc y @MoMAFilm >> @NDNF 




3- 16ta edición del Havana Film Fest NY > Del 9 al 17 de Abril >> @HFFNY > Opening Night: 'Boccaccio in Havana' 



4 - Nelson Pereira dos Santos: Politics and Passion > Del 9 al 17 de Abril @MuseumModernArt >> 
@MoMAFilm 


5- 14ta edición del @TribecaFilmFest se realiza del 15 al 26 de Abril >> 
@TribecaFilmFest  > Opening night: @LFNYMovie


ESSENTIALS ART: 5 NUEVAS EXHIBICIONES QUE DEBES VER EN NYC





Estas son las 5 exhibiciones que acaban de inaugurarse en Nueva York y que deben estar en tu lista de 'Must Do' esta temporada!.

1- UNDER THE MEXICAN SKY: Gabriel Figueroa. Art & Film > Nueva exhibición de @elmuseo del Barrio > Hasta Junio 27




2- Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Celebrando 400 años de la publicación del segundo tomo de la obra de Cervantes, Don Quijote. En el Museo @frickcollection > Hasta Mayo 17



3- CUBA LIBRE! : Contemporary Cuban Artists > Nueva muestra del @BronxMuseum > Hasta Junio 21



4- MODERNO: Design For Living in Latin America > La nueva muestra de la Galería @Visual_ArtsAS de Americas Society > Hasta Marzo 16



5- Crazy Muñequitos: Lo nuevo del español Xavi Carbonell en la Galería #ArtAngler > Hasta Marzo 23




LAS 5 FERIAS DE ARTE A VISITAR ESTA SEMANA EN NYC

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 , under , , , , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)



La temporada de las Feria de Arte está por comenzar en Nueva York. El famoso Armory Show, que ya es su propio festival Armory Week reúne a su alrededor otras cuantas ferias y eventos que exploran las diversas facetas del arte moderno y contemporáneo mundial, con mucho talento Latino por doquier. Aquí tienen 5 de las ferias más reconocidas. A inspirarse un rato del 3 al 8 de Marzo en diversos puntos de la ciudad.

1- The Armory Show y Armory Week se celebran del 5 al 8 de Marzo > Muelles 92 & 94 + Armory X Party @MuseumModernArt el 4 Marzo > @thearmoryshow






2- Scope Art Show se celebra del 6 al 8 de Marzo en el Metropolitan West, a new location > @SCOPEArtShow


3- PULSE Art se celebra del 5 al 8 de Marzo en @MetroPavilion > @PULSEArtFair


4- The Art Show se celebra del 3 al 8 de Marzo en la Park Avenue Armory > #TheArtShow


5- VOLTA Art se celebra del 5 al 8 de Marzo en el Muelle 90 > @VOLTAshow



ESSENTIALS: TOP 10 CINEMA

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Monday, February 16, 2015 , under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)




Sea en Nueva York, Los Angeles, Miami o San Antonio, siempre hay una película latina en cartelera. Este año tenemos dos fuertes candidatas al Premio Oscar de la Academia: Birdman y Cuentos Salvajes. Pero además tenemos cine independiente, el Festival de Cine de Miami y el Cine Festival de San Antonio. Siempre estén pendientes de su cartelera local!. Aquí nuestro Top 10:

1- Birdman > Dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu > Con 9 nominaciones al Premio Oscar > #Oscars2015 




2- Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes, Argentina)> Dir. Damián Szifrón > Nominada a Mejor Película Extranjera al Premio Oscar > Estrena 20 Febrero en #NYC & #LA > @rsalvajes_ok #Oscars2015

3- The Miami Film Festival @MiamiFilmFest se realiza del 6 al 15 Marzo > Wild Tales (Argentina) is Opening Night! @rsalvajes_ok

4 - The Boy Next Door > Dir. Rob Cohen > Con @JLo @ryanAguzman  


5- Rendezvous with French Cinema > El festival anual de la Film Society del Lincoln Center se realiza del 6 al 15 Marzo > @filmlinc

6- Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano). Dir. Paolo Virzi. 

7- Spare Parts > Dir. Sean McNamara > Con @georgelopez @TheCarlosPena @Alexavega



8- Paraiso> Película mexicana producida por @GaelGarciaB y @diegoluna_ > En Cartelera en #CA @ParaisoMovie



9- Cine Festival de San Antonio > Del 21 al 28 Febrero. @CineFestival.

10 - New Director, New Films > Festival de Cine del Museo de Arte Moderno y la Film Society del Lincoln Center > Del 18 al 29 Marzo > #MoMA @NDNF 


OTRO MAS!

11- Selma > Dir. Ava DuVernay > Otra nominada a Mejor Película al Premio Oscar. 


ESSENTIALS > TOP 5 TEATRO & DANZA EN NYC

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Here is our short list for Latino Theater & Dance right now in NYC:

1- HAMILTON. El nuevo musical de @Lin_Manuel se extiende en @PublicTheaterNY > Hasta 3 Mayo.





2- EL LOCO POR FUERZA > de Lope de Vega. Dirección de Leyma López en @repertorionyc > Hasta 20 Marzo.



3- El Mandatario Idiota (The Idiot Ruler). Dir. Jorge Merced. Nueva producción de @IATI_Theater > Hasta 22 Marzo.

4- Hierba Mala Nunca Muere. De Juan Claudio Lechín.
Directed by Leyma López. Nueva producción de @repertorionyc > A partir del 6 Marzo.


5- Works & Process @worksandprocess Spring Season: Nuevas propuestas de @ABTBallet@MiamiCityBallet@santafeopera @2STNYC > Un programa de @Guggenheim. De Febrero a Junio.

ESSENTIALS > TOP 10 MUSICA EN NYC




Some great musical acts will be in town. Our TOP 10:

1- INDIA & ISMAEL MIRANDA : Enamorados > Por primera vez juntos en @LehmanCenter > El 17 Febrero. #Bronx


2- 
Mario Adnet: Sounds of Brazil > Se presenta en #DizzysClub > Del 20 al 22 Febrero.

3- Willanny Darias > La pianista cubana se presenta en @MusicAmericas de Americas Society > El 24 Febrero. Parte del Cuban Fest NYC. @ascoa



4- 
 Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra se presenta en @BBKingBluesNYC > El 26 Febrero.

5- A Bailar: Dance at The Center > A showcase of Hispanic dance & music @NYCityCenter > De Feb. 18 a Marzo 7.

6- 
Elio Villafranca: Música del Caribe > Se presenta en Jazz @LincolnCenter > El 20 y 21 Febrero.

7- 
Jazz Across The Americas > The @LincolnCenter Orchestra c/ Wynton Marsalis > El 27 y 28 Febrero. 

8- Mexican Institute of Sound c/ Toy Selectah > Se presentan en el @HLBallroom > El 26 Febrero.

9- Banda 
@LaSantaCecilia LIVE at BxMA > #GrammyAwards winners > http://bit.ly/13Dvknq #FreeConcert @BronxMuseum > El 6 Marzo.

10- LOS LOBOS c/Alejandro Escobedo < Se presentan @TheCapitol Theatre de #PortChester > El 6 Marzo.

UNO MAS!

11- El cantante Jean Carlos Canela @jeancarlos1236 se presenta @IrvingPlaza > El 19 Febrero. @LiveNationNYC

ESSENTIALS > ARTE NYC: 5 FOR YOUR LIST




Here is a short list of 5 exhibits now on view for you to enjoy: 3 of them at the Metropolitan Museum of Art!.



1- Reimagining Modernism > Obras del Modernismo (1900–1950) > @metmuseum



2- America Today: Hart Benton's Murals > @metmuseum

3- 
ADAM, the restored Tullio Lombardo's Masterpiece > @metmuseum.



4- NewTerritories:
Laboratories for Design, Craft & Art in LatAm > @MADMuseum >> @NewTerritoriesL 

5- Adrián Villar Rojas: The Evolution of God > @highlinenyc > Ends Summer 2015.
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ESSENTIALS NYC: 10 ART EXHIBITS YOU SHOULDN'T MISS

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Friday, January 30, 2015 , under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)




Estoy re-introduciendo ESSENTIALS con lo más destacado del calendario cultural de Nueva York y de otras grandes ciudades del país y del exterior. El formato será más corto, básicamente conservando la brevedad de un tuit. Así tendrás acceso a la información esencial y, de quererlo, ampliarla a conveniencia. Aquí les va lo más destacado en muestras de arte para las próximas semanas. Algunas de estas exhibiciones cierran muy pronto, como la gran muestra de El Greco, El Cubismo y Henry Matisse. Así que vamos a disfrutar, que hay donde.

1- El Greco en Nueva York > @metmuseum > Hasta Febrero 1.



2- El Greco en La Colección Frick > @frickcollection > Hasta Febrero 1.



3- Cubismo: Braque, Gris, Léger y Picasso > @metmuseum > Hasta Febrero 16.



4- Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs@MuseumModernArt > Hasta Febrero 10.


5- Drawings from the South of America II, Chapter: Venezuela > @hffanewyork > Hasta Febrero 7.


6- Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India > @RubinMuseum > Hasta Febrero 5.

7- CHRONOCHROME > La obra del maestro Jesús Rafael Soto > @galerieperrotin > Hasta Febrero 18.


8- Patria Querida: Miradas de Asturias. Alberto García-Alix > @CervantesNY > Hasta Febrero 14.



9- PLAYING WITH FIRE: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions > @elmuseo > Hasta Febrero 7.


10- Art & AIDS: Amor y PasiónArtistas viviendo con HIV/Aids > Galería @LeslieLohman > Hasta febrero 1.



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AQUI ESTAMOS: AFTER A BETTER CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Thursday, January 29, 2015 , under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)




We are implementing changes to the way we create content, market and share the best cultural happenings in NYC and beyond.
Is all about providing a Better Cultural Experience to You. To that end, we are introducing exclusive content packages only available to subscribers. (Please, subscribe!) We were born en Nueva York and NYC is the center of our attention. What happens here goes everywhere and we want our best to reach every corner of this planet. 




We also want to cover the Latino and the global experience: everywhere in the US, Latin America, Europe and beyond. We are already covering top events in several mayor cities such as Miami, Chicago, Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Tucson, Houston, Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris and more. All of this mainly using Twitter. To complement it, we are creating new content, bringing back ESSENTIALS, our top events calendar,  and posting more interviews and photography as part of our exclusive content across our digital platforms.
LatinoEvents, Tespis Magazine, Travesías, Proyecto Roraima, Tespis TV are amongst the names you connect with us. All are growing at different paces and covering a different angle of this remarkable journey the Latino, and the larger global community, is on. Small steps will allow us to increase our coverage. We invite you to join in and help us grow. 
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LAST CHANCE! > 5 TOP ART EXHIBITS

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Friday, January 9, 2015 , under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)



Este fin de semana es, literalmente, la última oportunidad de ver algunas de los mejores muestras de arte centradas en talento latino con temas tan importantes como el cambio climático, la influencia del arte en la arquitectura y diseño de América Latina y la primera retrospectiva de la artista venezolana Marisol. 
El Greco y la celebración de los 400 años de su genio también está en Nueva York, asi como también Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Salvador Dalí y Paul Cézanne. Todos ellos han dominado el escenario artístico neoyorquino desde comienzos del otoño y seguirán haciéndolo hasta mediados de Enero y comienzos de Febrero. Por ahora, no se pierdan la oportunidad de disfrutar de cerca las obras maestras que cierran este fin de semana, Enero 11. 
Aqui les va la lista:

En NYC:

1- GENESIS > Sebastian Salgado's Photograhs: Awe Inspiring Call to Arms: Let's reverse the damage to our planet! > El Centro Internacional de Fotografía @ICPhotog @SSalgadoGenesis


2- MARISOL: Sculptures & Works on Paper > Disfruta las magníficas esculturas de la artista venezolana: Magritte IV, Picasso, El Funeral, Mi Mama y Yo! > El Museo del Barrio @elmuseo 



3- BEYOND THE SUPERSQUARE > Influencia del arte popular en el diseño y la arquitectura en America Latina > El Bronx Museum @BronxMuseum


4- IN PRINT / IMPRINT > WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION > @BronxMuseum

En Miami:

1- Jardim Botânico > Vean la vibrante obra de la brasileña Beatriz Milhazes > Pérez Museum of Art @pamm



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HUMOR SPANISH STYLE > The Last Laugh: An Alternate History of Spanish Comedy




Focusing on the tradition of grotesque humor throughout the history of Spanish cinema, The Last Laugh: An Alternate History of Spanish Comedy series comes to the Film Society from December 12-18. The series will include appearances and Q&A's with directors Santiago Aguilar, José Luis Cuerda, Isaki Lacuesta, and Óscar Pérez.




Here is the list of included films and Q&A. For more info > Filmlinc.

* 20 Centimeters / 20 centímetros
Ramón Salazar, Spain, 2005, 35mm, 112m
Spanish with English subtitles
Adolfo (Mónica Cervera) goes by the name Marieta, works as a prostitute, and suffers from narcolepsy, habitually nodding off and slipping into Ginger Rogers–esque dreams in which everything is colorful, musical, and happy. In these dreams she is her fully realized female self, not Adolfo as the official registries would have it. Somewhere in between queer comedy, musical, and a grotesque portrait of the darker side of Spanish society, 20 Centimeters is a distorted and unfettered depiction of a still-chauvinistic country where fears, beliefs, and prejudices endure and where one’s sexual orientation seems to be everybody’s business.
Thursday, December 18, 4:15pm

* Amanece, que no es poco
José Luis Cuerda, Spain, 1989, 35mm, 106m
Spanish with English subtitles
People bursting forth from the ground, black children born of white parents, and Spanish civil guards shooting at the breaking dawn while shouting “damn the whole sacredness bit to hell!”: Amanece, que no es poco might seem to be an incoherent jumble of sequences, but in fact it is one of the high points of Spanish comedy. Valle Inclán’s distortedly grotesque “esperpento,” Francisco de Goya’s darkest, most biting humor, and Luis Buñuel’s surrealist derisiveness all go hand in hand here under the unifying mantle of satirizing a country that is capable, in the words of critic Álvaro Arroba, “of murdering and divesting of their sacrosanctity its most sacred of gods.”
Friday, December 12, 6:15pm (Q&A with José Luis Cuerda)

* Astronauts / Astronautas
Santi Amodeo, Spain, 2003, 35mm, 88m
Spanish with subtitles in English
A 40-year-old junkie decides to follow a psychiatrist’s somewhat absurd list of dos and don’ts to the tee in order to kick his habit and become a “normal person”: be clean, be neat, eat right, clean your house, go shopping, socialize. But in doing so, he finds he has become a nobody, just another face in the crowd. When a 16-year-old girl comes into his life, like an astronaut who has fallen to Earth from out of nowhere, he suddenly gains the love, attention, and care that will rescue him from deadening conformity. Directly engaging taboos without prejudice or moralizing, Santi Amodeo constructs a story on and about the blurred lines of normalcy: in a society where we must adapt ourselves to a host of mores and norms, who is truly the Other, the oddball, the astronaut?

** Screening with:
Holy Thriller
María Cañas, Spain, 2011, digital projection, 2m
Two nearly opposite cultural milestones, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Seville’s Holy Week processions, are rolled together by tried-and-true iconoclast director María Cañas, a devourer of images, who simply yet relentlessly picks apart some of the myths and symbols on which Spain’s national identity is based.
Wednesday, December 17, 6:30pm

* Caution to the Wind / Con el culo al aire
Carles Mira, Spain, 1980, 35mm, 94m
Spanish with English subtitles
When Carles Mira premiered his first film, The Prodigious Life of Father Vincent, in Spain, someone attempted to prevent it from screening by detonating a bomb in the theater. Spain was emerging from a dictatorship and working its way, for better or for worse, toward becoming a democracy. Far from flinching, Mira upped the ante and filmed Caution to the Wind, taking his iconoclastic passion for festivity to the extreme. Focusing on an insane asylum through which all types of characters parade, Mira constructs an irreverent flashback view of Spain’s past—or as he himself puts it: “I’m convinced that a number of people have taken an interest in concealing our real past and that they invented, at the time, a make-believe empire peopled by heroes and leaders comprising a gallery of ghosts.”

** Screening with:
Meeting with Sarah Jessica
Vicente Villanueva, Spain, 2013, DCP, 20m
Spanish with English subtitles
Tonight, Dori’s dream is coming true: she is having dinner with her favorite actress. She has made the trip from Spain, and the two of them are dining, one-on-one, face-to-face. But an enjoyable meal becomes a gateway to the dark world lurking behind fame…
Sunday, December 14, 1:00pm

* The Certificate / El certificado
Vicente Lluch, Spain, 1969, DCP, 100m
Spanish with English subtitles
Though Vicente Lluch has somehow faded from Spanish cinema history, his eventual rediscovery is inevitable. He directed only three features over the course of a 40-year career, but his films reveal a campy take on uniquely Spanish subjects astonishingly achieved amid the Franco regime. In The Certificate, he draws on the Mediterranean farce (as Carles Mira would later do) in order to hurl scathing criticism at the ethically reproachable and socially ridiculous Barcelona bourgeoisie. As in his other work, the story hinges on a strong, determined female character who grows increasingly empowered as it goes on.
Wednesday, December 17, 8:30pm

* Dying Beyond Their Means / Murieron por encima de sus posibilidades
Isaki Lacuesta, Spain, 2014, DCP, 104m
Spanish with English subtitles
Five desperate, common citizens from a fictitious country pretty much identical to Spain see their lives ripped apart by a global financial crisis. With nothing left to lose, they concoct a crazy plan to save their country’s—not to mention the world’s—economy: kidnap the chairman of the Central Bank and demand that he somehow restore everything to the way it used to be. Is their plan so naïve that it just might work? A dark and rowdy comedy about a country pushed to the economic brink and the everyday radicals who endeavor to save the day by any means necessary. But will their revolution be televised or will it be Googled?
Sunday, December 14, 8:40pm (Q&A with Isaki Lacuesta)

* Justino: A Senior Citizen Killer / Justino, un asesino de la tercera edad
La Cuadrilla (Santiago Aguilar and Luis Guridi), Spain, 1994, 35mm, 93m
Spanish with English subtitles
Justino engages with Spain’s vast tradition of black comedy, brimming with backwards glances and allusions to its rich heritage. If the film at first seems like a simple rehashing of Marco Ferreri’s The Little Coach, it soon becomes clear that its references extend in many different directions, engaging such distinct works as Edgar Neville’s 1946 detective thriller The Crime of Bordadores Street and Fernando Fernán-Gómez’s 1986 Goya Award winner Voyage to Nowhere. Justino takes full advantage of its having been made after the end of the censorship restrictions of the Franco regime, and the creative duo La Cuadrilla (directors Santiago Aguilar and Luis Guridi) revive the figure of the retired man that appears in The Little Coach and Luis García Berlanga’s Not on Your Life.
Saturday, December 13, 6:45pm (Q&A with Santiago Aguilar)

* The Last Circus / Balada triste de trompeta
Álex de la Iglesia, Spain, 2010, 35mm, 107m
Spanish with English subtitles
Francisco de Goya’s Fight with Cudgels depicts two men submerged, knee-high, in the ground, beating each other with wooden clubs. It’s neither here not there that Goya didn’t originally paint the figures this way, but rather on grassy ground; this image, the result of the oil painting’s negligent conservation, has nevertheless become a metaphor for Spain’s eternal cycle of fruitless conflict. Álex de la Iglesia’s film, which earned Best Screenplay and Best Director at the 2010 Venice International Film Festival, returns to this idea of a violent and self-destructive Spain in the guise of circus clowns dueling for the love of a gorgeous trapeze artist.
Thursday, December 18, 6:45pm

* The Last Horse / El último caballo
Edgar Neville, Spain, 1950, 35mm, 85m
Spanish with English subtitles
Edgar Neville’s The Last Horse is considered the most neorealist of all his works. But while it’s true that some of the more obvious aspects of that movement show through, this film is no mere throwback. Its humorous, thought-provoking thrust directly engages with the way things really are in Spain, specifically in Madrid, which, swept along by the changes wrought by modernization, sheds its traditions rapidly and thoughtlessly. The Last Horse is a stroll through Madrid on the brink of a makeover that changed both the city’s outer appearance as well as the lifestyles of those who live there—in particular Fernando, recently discharged from the army, which has decided to put down his faithful horse Bucéfalo.

** Screening with:
Mystery / Misterio
Chema García Ibarra, Spain, 2013, DCP, 12m
Spanish with English subtitles
Trini takes care of her family, just like the other women in her depressing, working-class neighborhood, but she believes her situation is temporary. Soon enough, something or somebody will get her out of there.
Friday, December 12, 9:00pm

* The Little Coach / El cochecito
Marco Ferreri, Spain, 1960, 35mm, 83m
Spanish with English subtitles
Marco Ferreri filmed his first three features in Spain before returning home to Italy. For the first (The Little Flat) and third (The Little Coach), he partnered with Rafael Azcona, a screenwriter also making his debut; the collaboration between these two would be crucial for shaping some of the fundamental traits of Spanish black humor. The Little Coach portrays the trials and tribulations of Anselmo Proharán, a retiree willing to do anything, even do away with his family, in order to get himself a mobility scooter like those owned by his elderly cronies at the park. Although censorship under the Franco regime took some of the bite out of this film and imposed upon it a moralistic ending, it could not repress the harshness with which it depicts a distressful country.

** Screening with:
El engaño / The Cheating
Germán Scelso, Spain, 2009, digital projection, 15m
Spanish with English subtitles
We don’t know how documentary filmmaker Germán first met Juan, but we join them as they watch a bullfight on television. Out of the blue, Juan asks Germán to help him carry out an act of vengeance…
Saturday, December 13, 9:15pm

* Mommy’s a Fool / Mamá es boba
Santiago Lorenzo, Spain, 1997, 35mm, 96m
Spanish with English subtitles
Martín (Jose Luis Lago) is a self-conscious young boy living in a provincial Castilian town where nothing ever happens. He bears the brunt of his classmates’ bullying at school, but his biggest problem is his parents, Gema and Toribio, whose grotesque behavior certainly doesn’t go unnoticed in their sad, gray hometown. But when a new TV station arrives and offers Gema the position of lead anchorwoman, everything changes. Gema and Toribio’s fame skyrockets, but given their status as the town’s laughingstocks, they end up being treated like traveling carnival puppets, and Martín is ostracized ever more severely. Produced on a shoestring budget, with a visual style accentuating the cruelty of its content, Santiago Lorenzo’s satirical feature debut is a comedy that evokes both raucous laughter and smiles of recognition.
Monday, December 15, 6:30pm

* Not on Your Life / El verdugo
Luis García Berlanga, Spain, 1963, 35mm, 89m
Spanish with English subtitles
Not on Your Life marked the second time that Luis García Berlanga and Rafael Azcona worked together, following 1961’s Plácido. This film is a no-holds-barred portrayal of three characters fighting to survive brutal situations. Amadeo is an executioner on the verge of retirement who meets José Luis, a funeral parlor employee he tricks into becoming his heir. Step by step, this film reveals the old man’s Machiavellian plan that finds José Luis literally dragged into becoming his successor despite his ethical reservations.

** Screening with:
Don Pepe Popi
Carlos Vermut, Spain, 2012, digital projection, 16m
Spanish with English subtitles
Don Pepe Popi is a collaboration between Venga Monjas—two comedians who started out on the Internet in 2006—and Carlos Vermut, a director who put a new twist on interweaving genres with his films Diamond Flash and Magical Girl.
Sunday, December 14, 3:30pm

* People in Places / Gente en sitios
Juan Cavestany, Spain, 2013, DCP, 83m
Spanish with English subtitles
The cliché goes that beautiful flowers bloom in cemeteries… or amid rubbish. People in Places illustrates this bromide with an episodic succession of sketches of daily life in a desolate, crisis-ridden Spain. Shot sans script and with a cast comprised of more than 80 actors, People in Places is a comedy with bitter undertones painted in muted colors, intertwining the grotesqueness of Spanish “esperpento” with the cultural pastiche of David Lynch while taking Franz Kafka on a stroll through the industrial suburbs of any provincial town, all with a refreshing absence of pretension.
Thursday, December 18, 9:00pm

* Tell Me About Sanchicorrota / Dime quién era Sanchicorrota
Jorge Tur, Spain, 2013, HDCAM, 62m
Spanish with English subtitles
Jorge Tur’s feature-length documentary delves into the legend of a 16th-century bandit from the north of Spain, who robbed the rich to give to the poor. But the film winds up being a reflexive portrait of documentary’s inability to focus on anything beyond the visible, as well as a tragicomic stroll through a land whose wounds are seemingly always fresh.

** Screening with:
Mr. Easter / Salve Melilla
Óscar Pérez, Spain, 2006, digital projection, 52m
Spanish with English subtitles
Symbols of its imperialist past, Spain still has two cities in African territory: Ceuta and Melilla. Filming the host of a local television show that broadcasts the various religious events that comprise Holy Week in Melilla and employing the stylistic tools of cinema verité, Óscar Pérez envisions a portrait of Spain’s essence as manifested by a city forsaken by the mainland.
Sunday, December 14, 5:45pm (Q&A with Óscar Pérez)

More info > Filmlinc

UNA BUENA CARTELERA LATINA EN EL DOCNYC FESTIVAL + HIGHLIGHTS

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Saturday, November 15, 2014 , under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)



Este año en particular, la presencia de temas latinos es fuerte en el festival DOC NYC. La chispa del emprendimiento prende en Costa Rica y en Sud América en contra del machismo, la lejanía, la falta de infraestructura y capital. No hay incentivo de progreso en muchos lugares de América Latina, pero en un rincón de Costa Rica, la directora  Lesley Chilcott nos muestra cómo un grupo de mujeres triunfa, crece y genera cambio en A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD. 


El papel de las mujeres en el desarrollo de América Latina cambiará el rostro del continente como también lo refleja Pamela Yates en otro de sus fantásticos trabajos documentales, DISRUPTION (foto) y las promesas del micro-crédito o la semilla del emprendimiento.
Otra cambio que se presenta en el festival es el climático. La periferia y la centralidad se nos revela en el corto SANTA CRUZ DEL ISLOTE de Luke Lorentzen. Vivir en un islote a 50 millas de Cartagena puede parecer paradisíaco, y a lo mejor lo es. Pero Santa Cruz está casi a nivel del mar y no se le ve que tiene muchas posibilidades de crecer. Países conformados por islas están en peligro de desaparecer bajo las aguas. Qué le espera a Santa Cruz? Tomarán ellos mismos cartas en el asunto?. Porque más allá de todo  se impone esta inercia que cuelga sobre el islote, donde no se ve iniciativa, plan de futuro. Prenderá allí también la mecha del emprendimiento ?.

Banksy llegó a NYC y causó revuelo. Y en Banksy Does New York vemos su residencia de 30 días en la ciudad y las reaciones que causó: Qué es arte y qué significa ser artista; la política y el capital en el arte y la protesta a través del arte son todos temas que me vinieron a la cabeza viendo este doc sobre el controversial artista. Controversiales y efectivas son también las campañas y las protestas de The Yes Men Are Revolting. La creatividad y el riesgo tomado en sus 'antics' para poder dejarse oír en medio del bullicio generalizado han hecho imposible que organizaciones, intereses y gobiernos tiren bajo el tapete y se desentiendan de asuntos tan cruciales como el cambio climático. Más allá de las risas (que hay muchas) los Yes Men inspiran a buscar métodos nuevos y efectivos para hacer de la protesta un agente efectivo de cambio. 
Estos son solo algunos de los temas que pude sopesar de los tantos presentes en el festival. Como pueden ver debajo, las entradas latinas exploran temas que van desde las pandillas en las calles de Nueva York en los '70 en RUBBLE KINGS hasta la icónica fotografía de Sebastian Salgado, pasando por la vida después de prisión en COMING HOME; la lucha por salarios y condiciones de trabajo justos en THE HAND THAT FEEDS; y la lucha por la vida misma en MARMATO, un pueblo minero de Colombia. Y mucho más para explorar en DOC NYC que se realiza en NYC hasta el 20 de Noviembre.

Acá los filmes de interés o director latino:

1_ COMING HOME, Dir. Viko Nikci

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE - At the age of 25, Angel Cordero, an innocent man, was arrested and convicted of attempted murder following a stabbing in the Bronx. Viko Nikci follows him as he is released from prison after thirteen years into a new world of smartphones and social media. Readjusting to life on the outside, Angel has two goals: confronting the man who actually committed the crime for which he was punished, and repairing his relationship with the daughter he was forced to leave behind.

7:00 PM, Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 - IFC Center
12:30 PM, Thu. Nov. 20, 2014 - IFC Center
Expected to attend: Viko Nikci, film subject Angel Cordero


2_ DISRUPTION, Dir. Pamela Yates

NYC PREMIERE - Recognizing the persistence of income inequality in South America, a group of activist economists join together to offer an alternative path to eliminating poverty: encouraging the poor to open savings accounts and thereby become active agents within the existing economic system. Fundación Capital partners with impoverished women to put their plan for financial inclusion into action, beginning pilot programs in Colombia, Peru and Brazil, and demonstrating the power of women to lead potentially continent-wide social change.

2:30 PM, Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 - IFC Center
5:00 PM, Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 - IFC Center
Expected to attend: Pamela Yates, producer Paco de Onis


3_ THE HAND THAT FEEDS, Dir. Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick

NYC PREMIERE - An Upper East Side Hot & Crusty bakery serves as the unlikely setting for an old-fashioned David vs. Goliath story in Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick's rousing film. After years of exploitation, Mahoma López, an unassuming sandwich maker, leads his fellow service workers as they demand better working conditions and wages. Risking their livelihood—and, for some, deportation—they take to the streets to plead their case to their regular customers, partnering with impassioned young Occupy activists in a hard-fought battle to prove the power of labor organizing.

2:30 PM, Sun. Nov. 16, 2014 - IFC Center
Expected to attend: Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears, film subjects Mahoma Lopez and family


4_ MARMATO, Dir. Mark Grieco

NYC PREMIERE - Exploring the intersection of economic development, environmental impact and globalization, Mark Grieco's film is an intimate and richly observed portrait of Marmato, a rural mining town threatened with destruction. At the center of a new global gold rush, the Colombian government has imperiled Marmato by selling its mines to a Canadian company. With plans in place to displace 8,000 inhabitants, level their mountain home and transform it into an open pit to extract the estimated $20 billion in gold buried within, can the community survive?

2:45 PM, Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 - IFC Center
5:15 PM, Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 - IFC Center
Expected to attend: Mark Grieco


5_ RUBBLE KINGS, Dir. Shan Nicholson

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE - Confronting a bankrupt, decaying city and the dashed hopes of the civil rights generation, African-American and Latino teenagers violently took over the streets of 1970s New York. The South Bronx became a war zone ruled by gangs like the Savage Skulls and the Ghetto Brothers. Hypnotic archival footage and present-day interviews with former gang members reveal how peace was brokered at the peak of the bloodshed in a most unlikely manner, laying the foundation for what ultimately became hip-hop culture.
Screening with Fraser Munden & Neil Rathbone's THE CHAPERONE. An action-packed, animated retelling of what happened when a drunken motorcycle gang invaded a 1970s school dance.

9:15 PM, Sun. Nov. 16, 2014 - SVA Theatre
Expected to attend: Shan Nicholson, film subjects Benji Melendez, Lloyd Murphy, Jee Sanchez, Rolly Rodriguez and D.S.R.


6_ THE SALT OF THE EARTH, Dir. Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado


Brazilian Sebastião Salgado has created some of the most indelible photographs of our time. His black- and-white images bring an artful composition to chronicling humanity's "salt of the earth" in multiyear projects such as "Workers," "Migrations" and "Genesis." This film, directed by his son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders, brings an insider's and outsider's perspective on the family, illuminating the key role played by Salgado's wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick and their work on the nature preserve Instituto Terra. Sony Pictures Classics, opens Apr. 3.

7:00 PM, Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 - Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

7_ A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD, Dir. Lesley Chilcott

NYC PREMIERE - In equal measures inspiring and endearing, Leslie Chilcott's film spotlights a group of Costa Rican village women who, seeking a way to offset the economically motivated flight of their husbands and sons from the community, form ASOMOBI, a coffee-growing collective—despite not knowing the first thing about growing coffee. Persevering through a steep learning curve and numerous setbacks, ASOMOBI captures the attention and support of a local exporter, and through her, the international coffee industry.
Screening with Luke Lorentzen's SANTA CRUZ DEL ISLOTE. Inhabitants of a remote Colombian island paradise face an uncertain future in changing times.

5:00 PM, Fri. Nov. 14, 2014 - IFC Center
Expected to attend: Lesley Chilcott


LA SEMANA CULTURAL DE LATINOAMERICA EN NYC

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 , under , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)



En estos momentos se lleva a cabo el festival que celebra la cultura de nuestros países latinoamericanos en Nueva York. El calendario es variado y va desde piezas de teatro a piezas de arte. Polly Ferman y todos los que participan en el Latin American Cultural Week reúnen, una vez más, el abanico cultural que nos hacen un continente tan rico y vibrante.



Eventos recomendados: el conversatorio con Jenniffer López y su nuevo libro 'True Love' en el 92Y; Juan Carlos Horcasitas Solo Piano recital; Art Exhibit & screening de los filmes de Tizuka Yamazaki; La muestra SELFLESS SELFIES en el NoMAAarts; El concierto WHIN Music Proyect: El Sistema en los Heights; varias presentaciones en el Instituto Cervantes del PLAY LOUD Music Fest; la instalación LIGHTING THE ROAD, de Nancy Saleme & Patricia Cazorla en el Terminal Central de Autobuses; y el estreno de SU NOMBRE SERA SU SOMBRA PARA SIEMPRE" (YOUR NAME WILL FOLLOW YOU HOME) en el Repertorio Español; añado además los conciertos: Latin America in Song y el Duo Cantabile. El festival termina el 9 de Noviembre, aunque algunos eventos, tales como exhibiciones, seguirán abiertas al público. Para más informacion visiten > LACW .

ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER IS BACK, NYC!

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Monday, November 3, 2014 , under , , , , , , , , | comments (0)




Las puertas de la torre 1 World Trade Center ya están abiertas al público. Varias compañías ya funcionan en las instalaciones a partir de hoy. Tomó su tiempo. Ya visitaré el interior y las vistas!. 



Por ahora, aquí les comparto algunas de las fotos que he tomado de la torre en el último año. 



También pueden seguir el enlace para ver la galería online > 1WTC.


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