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BAILANDO SALSA EN NUEVA YORK

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Saturday, August 23, 2014 , under , , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)




As part of the fun NYC offers to everyone every summer, dancing salsa is one of the best choices!. Is free, is al fresco and you can even get free lessons!. There are many locations in town, but this one is Sunset Salsa with Talia, at the Hudson River Park on w14th/10th Ave. Enjoy this video below or follow the link > Salsa.

TANGO DANCING BY THE HUDSON RIVER IN NYC





Every Sunday you will find many New Yorkers dancing Tango by the Hudson River. At the end of the day on the Christopher Street pier in Manhattan with amazing views of New York you are invited to dance and have a great time. Check out this video I took just a couple of weeks ago or follow the link > Tango. Enjoy!

CINE > A LIFE LESS ORDINARY: LAS PELICULAS DE JOAQUIM PINTO IN NYC

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 , under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)



These are the details for the upcoming series A Life Less Ordinary: The Films of Joaquim Pinto (August 8-12), timed to a one-week exclusive theatrical run of the director’s latest film, What Now? Remind Me, beginning on Friday, August 8 at Lincoln Center (photo). This is the first U.S. retrospective of Pinto’s work and includes most of his films as a director along with several collaborations that are touchstones in his rich and singular career.



Joaquim Pinto (a
 sound recordist and designer turned producer and director) has collaborated with some of the greatest filmmakers, including Raúl Ruiz, Werner Schroeter, and João César Monteiro. His own films, unseen for years even in his native Portugal, are considered major achievements in their own right—a Portuguese critic recently described him as “the heart of Portuguese cinema for most of the last 30 years.” Deeply personal, combining image and sound in singularly sophisticated ways, Pinto’s work concerns both the cosmic and the carnal—the domain of the sacred as well as of the flesh.

MOVIES AND TIMES:

What Now? Remind Me / E AGORA? LEMBRA-ME JOAQUIM PINTO, 2013
PORTUGAL | PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | FORMAT: DCP | 164 MINUTES

First-person filmmaking at its most intimate and expansive, Joaquim Pinto’s What Now? Remind Me emerged from a year in which the director—documentarian, producer, sound designer, and Lisbon film scene stalwart—endured an experimental clinical trial for HIV patients. Although the film doesn't flinch at describing the pain and despair of chronic illness, it remains above all a testament to the joys of a fully lived life, and to the inseparability of art and life. Darting between vivid scenes of the present and bittersweet recollections of the past, What Now? reveals Pinto’s day-to-day existence with his beloved husband, Nuno, and reaches back to his artistic coming of age, capturing a love of cinema that led to a wide network of friendships and collaborations. Confessional but never solipsistic, looking beyond individual experience toward history and the world, this moving film becomes an all-encompassing meditation on what it means to be alive. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival and a selection at the 51st New York Film Festival > August 8-12.

* The New Testament of Jesus Christ According to John / O Novo Testamento De Jesus Cristo Segundo João
Joaquim Pinto & Nuno Leonel, Portugal, 2013, DCP, 128m
Portuguese with English subtitles
One of Portugal’s most prominent and recognizable performers, Luís Miguel Cintra (a frequent player in the films of Manoel de Oliveira) reads the Gospel of John as images of natural splendor fill the screen. Providing no context outside of the gospel itself and letting the gravel and rhythm of Cintra’s voice take center stage, Pinto and Leonel find a soulful and familiar yet mysterious juxtaposition of words and images. In their directors’ statement, Pinto and Leonel write: “We are not theologians, nor do we belong to any religion, but just like everyone else, from those who call themselves Christians to those who declare themselves to be atheists and ‘free thinkers,’ we are all irrevocably steeped in twenty centuries of clericalism and Christian culture.”
> August 9, 12:30pm

* Rabo de Peixe
Joaquim Pinto & Nuno Leonel, Portugal, 2003, digital projection, 77m
Portuguese with English subtitles
Decisive shifts in the oceans have caused significant problems in the eponymous village in the Azorean archipelago, where fishing has long been a tradition and an essential livelihood. Pedro is a young man confronted with the problem of how to carry on despite this crisis (and the inherent dangers of working at sea). Pinto and Leonel follow Pedro over the full, yearlong cycle of seasons, capturing the rhythms of life and work in a changing community.
Screening with:
Sol Menor
Joaquim Pinto & Nuno Leonel, Portugal, 2007, digital projection, 7m
Portuguese with English subtitles.
This contemplative piece, an exploration of time’s passage and the permanence of nature, sets Beethoven’s “Sonata em sol menor” against images of farmers tilling the soil and flowers carried along by a brook.
> August 8, 5:00pm
> August 10, 8:00pm

* Recollections of the Yellow House / Recordações da Casa Amarela
João César Monteiro, Portugal, 1989, 35mm, 122m
Portuguese with English subtitles
Pinto served as a producer on the late Monteiro’s masterpiece, a landmark of Portuguese cinema. This singularly morbid and perverse comedy chronicles the misadventures of João de Deus (played by Monteiro himself), a grizzled, depressive bachelor who lives in a seedy boarding house run by a tyrannical landlady. Equal parts Chaplin’s Little Tramp and Dostoevsky’s Underground Man, João battles possibly imaginary bedbugs and indulges his erotic fetishes while ruminating on illness and the prospect of death. Amid the deadpan hijinks and bleakly absurdist perspective, the director’s musical way with sound and image is evident everywhere.
> August 10, 5:30pm

* The Rose King / Der Rosenkönig
Werner Schroeter, West Germany/Portugal, 1986, 35mm, 106m
German, Portuguese, Italian, French, and Arabic with English subtitles
A tribute to Werner Schroeter’s muse, Magdalena Montezuma, this operatic procession of florid, rapturous images conveys an elliptical narrative rich with homoeroticism and Oedipal desire. Buoyed by a soundtrack that pairs Johann Strauss with Middle Eastern pop and juxtaposing the post-camp expressionism of Ron Rice and Jack Smith with the poetic cruelty of Jean Genet,The Rose King—which Pinto worked on as a sound designer—is widely regarded as Schroeter’s crowning achievement.
> August 11, 7:00pm

* Tall Stories / Uma Pedra no Bolso
Joaquim Pinto, Portugal, 1988, 35mm, 91m
Portuguese with English subtitles
Virtually unseeable for the last 25 years due to rights issues, Pinto’s beautiful feature-length debut is a coming-of-age tale about unconventional friendships and burgeoning sexuality. As punishment for his lack of interest at school, 12-year-old Miguel is forced to spend his summer vacation at his aunt Martha’s modest seaside boarding house. Upset at first by the prospect of staying in a place where nothing ever happens, the young boy befriends Luisa, a waitress who teaches him to dance, and João, a local fisherman. But the arrival of another guest, the mysterious Dr. Fernando, initiates a series of events that will disrupt the hotel’s equilibrium and Miguel’s peace of mind.
> August 8, 7:00pm
> August 10, 3:30pm

* The Territory
Raúl Ruiz, Portugal, 1981, 16mm, 100m
English and French with English subtitles
Pinto’s first sound-recording job and perhaps the only Raúl Ruiz film that could be described as containing a story “ripped from the headlines,” this philosophical horror flick (co-written by Gilbert Adair) tracks the descent of two American families into cannibalism during a camping trip in the south of France. Celebrated upon its release for the strangeness of its theological vision (reminiscent of that of former Ruiz collaborator Pierre Klossowski), The Territory explores the body as a site of desire and violence with Ruiz’s signature touch, yielding a slippery work that is mortifying, mystifying, and surprisingly funny.
> August 12, 7:00pm

* Twin Flames / Das Tripas Coraçao
Joaquim Pinto, Portugal, 1992, 35mm, 70m
Portuguese with English subtitles
Redheaded twins Armando and Beatriz always dreamed of being firefighters but during a rainy, uneventful winter they find themselves spending less time putting out infernos than they do helping neighbors who’ve locked themselves out of their apartments. This is how Armando meets a pretty young woman with whom he begins a tentative courtship. But soon a rift grows between the siblings and, spurred by Armando’s exaggerated stories about his nascent relationship, Beatriz begins experiencing aural hallucinations that can only be remedied through music and, finally, the love of a stranger. Pinto made this impassioned fairy tale as part of a series of films about the four elements.
> August 9, 5:00pm

* Where the Sun Beats / Ondo Bato o Sol
Joaquim Pinto, Portugal, 1989, 35mm, 88m
Portuguese with English subtitles
Pinto’s sophomore feature patiently investigates the everyday life and psychosexual vacillations of Laura (Laura Morante), a woman caught in a web of verboten romance and incestuous desire. Pinto elliptically and delicately portrays the small farming community that serves as the backdrop for the impossible relationships pursued by Laura and her brother, Nuno. The alluring cast also features Inês de Medeiros (of Jacques Rivette’s The Gang of Four and several films by Pedro Costa) as Graça, a key player in the film’s game of libidinal cat-and-mouse. A strongly atmospheric work in which torrid intrigues emerge through allusion and insinuation, Where the Sun Beats finds Pinto exploring the self-thwarting ways of desire and the expressive potential of the unspoken.
> August 9, 3:00pm

For more info visit: FILMLINC

EL FESTIVAL LATINOPUNK EN NYC

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 , under , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)



Llegan a Nueva York bandas del mundo Latino para el LatinoPunk Festival que se realiza del 8 al 10 de Agosto en diferentes locales de la ciudad. El festival no tiene promotores, ni patrocinadores ni inversionistas. El evento se realiza con el esfuerzo colectivo de todos, cada banda se las arregla para poder asistir a Nueva York. El mensaje es totalmente anti-establecimiento y en apoyo a los marginados, discriminados y migrantes del mundo. Su grito de batalla es No Sexismo, No Racismo, No Homofobia. 


Para mas información visiten > LatinoPunk.

UPTOWN BOUNCE: ARTE, MUSICA, GASTRONOMIA, FIESTA.

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Saturday, July 26, 2014 , under , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)



Una gran iniciativa de El Museo del Barrio y el Museo de la Ciudad de Nueva York, Uptown Bounce conjuga música, arte, talleres de arte y danza, gastronomía, DJs y tragos especiales para hacer de estas dos instituciones culturales una destinación en las noches veraniegas de Nueva York. 


Uptown Bounce se lleva a cabo el 30 de Julio, el 6 y el 13 de Agosto. El evento es gratis pero hay que RSVP para asegurarse un boleto. Es la oportunidad perfecta para empaparse de nuestra cultura y nuestras tradiciones latinas y neoyorquinas!. Para más info visiten > El Museo.

EL ARTE ABSTRACTO Y TERAPEUTICO DE LYGIA CLARK

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Thursday, July 24, 2014 , under , , , , , , , , , , | comments (0)





Just brilliant. Is like entering a temple. Of Art, Creativity and Solace. Abstracto y Terapéutico...
The exhibit Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988 comprises nearly 300 works, 1940s to the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and participatory works by the brazilian artist. This first retrospective of her work is organized around three key themes: abstraction, Neo-Concretism, and the “abandonment” of art. Each theme is 'anchored by a significant concept or a constellation of works'  that mark a definitive step in Clark’s career. 




While Clark’s legacy in Brazil is profound, this exhibition aims to draw international attention to her work and reinscribe her into current discourses of abstraction, participation, and a therapeutic art practice. ( Don't leave without playing with a 'Bicho'!).

A 'Bicho'.
Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art will be on view until August 24. 
For more info please visit > MOMA.
Photos by AlexGuerrero®2014

AMERICAS & AMERICANS AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL




This is the second year a tell you about this great program at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.



Building on a great tradition and now with Gustavo Dudamel at the helm, the LA Phil spotlights music from across North and South America and explores the eclectic musical traditions born from our unique blending of cultures, religions and landscapes. 
AMERICAS & AMERICANS takes place on July 25, 26 with Gloria Estefan; the 29 with Rubén Blades and the 31 with Noche de Cine: Film composers from North and South.
If you are in Los Angeles >>> For more info visit > AMERICAS

COMING UP AT SUMMERSTAGE LATINO + FULL CALENDAR





El Festival de SummerStage toma los parques de los 5 condados de NYC con una cartelera rica en música, desde Opera hasta Salsa. Ya hemos visto algunos actos esperados, como Buika, Ana Tijoux, Babasonicos, Ballet Hispánico, Juana Molina y La Santa Cecilia.  Este año celebramos los 50 años de vida artística de la Orquesta Fania AllStars, así que tendremos Fania a plenitud para disfrutar esas tardes de verano que se avecinan y que se hacen mucho más placenteras con festivales como SummerStage. Si es así, que siga haciendo sol! 
Tienen primero los artistas latinos y después el resto de la cartelera. Para más info visiten > summerstage.

SUMMERSTAGE 2014

ARTISTAS LATINOS


July 28 – John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown > 
En Central Park


July 29 - FELIX HERNANDEZ RHYTHM REVUE > Staten Island > Clove Lakes Park

July 30 -  LISETTE MELENDEZ / CORO / GEORGE LAMOND HOSTED BY MICK BENZO  > Staten Island > Clove Lakes Park

July 31 - JOE BATAAN / BOOGALOO ASSASSINS / DJ TURMIX > Staten Island > Clove Lakes Park

August 23 – La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest: Alex Sensation > En Central Park

August 24 – Fania All Stars  (Ticketed Benefit Show) > 
En Central Park



OTHER SHOWS:

July 26 – Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew

July 27 – Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert

July 29 – The Bowery Presents: Conor Oberst with special guest Dawes [Ticketed Benefit Show]

July 30 – The Bowery Presents: Ingrid Michaelson / Neulore [Ticketed Benefit Show]

August 2 – Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff

August 3 – Gregory Porter & Revive Big Band

August 4 – The Bowery Presents: Old Crow Medicine Show / Langhorne Slim / Spirit Family Reunion [Ticketed Benefit Show]

August 6 – Spectrum Dance Theater / Sidra Bell Dance NY

August 9 – Motown Gospel Revue

August 10 – Passenger / Liam Bailey / DJ Natasha Diggs

August 11 – Urban Theatre Movement’s Handball

August 13 – The Bowery Presents: Gavin DeGraw / Matt Nathanson / Andrew McMahon [Ticketed Benefit Show]

August 17 – WBLS 6th Annual R&B Fest: Musiq 
Soul child

A COMER SABROSO : NY RESTAURANT WEEK WITH A LATINO FLARE

Posted by Alex Guerrero on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 , under , , , , , , , , | comments (0)





Para disfrutar de la buena mesa, a precios asequibles, en algunos de los más reconocidos restaurantes del mundo, les traemos el listado del NY Restaurant Week 2014 con la mejor comida de inspiración Latina. La NYC Restaurant Week se realiza del 21 de Julio al 15 de Agosto. Este verano, el costo del pre-fixe se mantiene en $25/Almuerzo y $38/Cena. Buen Provecho!.

1) Andanada - Upper East Side. Spanish. Dinner only.
2) Calle Ocho - Upper East Side. Spanish. Dinner only.
3) Circus Upper East Side. Spanish. Lunch/Dinner.
4) Crema RestauranteChelsea. Mexican. Dinner only
5) Dos Caminos - Meatpacking - Park - Soho -Third Ave. Contemporary Mexican. Lunch/Dinner. 
6) Empellón Taquería - West Village. Mexican. Lunch only
7) La Fonda del Sol - Midtown East. Spanish, Tapas. Lunch/ Dinner
8) La Mar Cevichería Peruana - Flatiron. Peruvian. Dinner
9) Maya - New York - Upper East Side. Mexican. Dinner only.
10) Pampano - Midtown East. Mexican. Lunch only.
11) Sazón. Tribeca. Puerto Rican. Lunch/Dinner.
12 ) Sofrito -Midtown - Midtown East. Puerto Rican. Dinner only.
13)  Raymi - Chelsea. Latin American. Dinner only.
14)  Rayuela - Lower East Side. Latin American. Dinner only.
15) Rocking Horse Café - Chelsea. Mexican. Lunch/Dinner.
16)  Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center - Union Square. Mexican / Southwestern. Lunch/Dinner.
17)  Toloache - 
Theater District,Times Square. Mexican. Lunch/Dinner 
18) Victor's Café Theater District, Times Square. Cuban. Lunch/ Dinner. 
19) Yerba Buena (&Perry) - East Village/West Village. Latin/Spanish. Dinner only.

Para reservar y para más >> info.
Photo by Alex Guerrero ®2013

LA FIESTA ES 'OUT OF DOORS' EN EL LINCOLN CENTER




El Festival Out of Doors ya comenzó a llenar las plazas del Lincoln Center de música y performances. La música Latina ocupará 'centerstage' durante este mes de celebraciones al aire libre. Podremos disfrutar desde la Opera Latina 'Hommy' de Barry Harlow, pasando por la celebración de GlobalFest por primera vez en el verano con grupos como La Banda de los Muertos y BaianaSystem, al trovador José González y un tributo a Pete 'El Conde' Rodríguez con Johnny Pacheco como invitado central. Debemos añadir a esto el estreno de 'Piazzolla Caldera', la pieza de la Compañía de Danza Paul Taylor junto con El Nuevo Ensamble de Tango de Pablo Ziegler. El programa de poesía y música, La Casita, también regresa con un homenaje a Amiri Baraka y varios grupos de música Latina. La fiesta continúa hasta el 20 de Agosto. Aquí tienen los detalles:

LATINO HIGHLIGHTS

* HOMMY: A Latin Opera. De Barry Harlow c/ Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo el 23 de Julio. Participan: Emo Luciano, Lisett Morales, Herman Olivera, Ray de la Paz, Adonis Puentes, Luisito Rosario, Michael Stuart, and Frankie Vasquez, Masacote Dance Company con Roberto Roena. Narrada por Ismael Carlo. 

Photo by Enid Farber
* A Batalha do Passinho de Brasil el 24 de Julio.

* GlobalFest: La Banda de los Muertos, M.A.K.U Soundsystem y BaianaSystem el 27 de Julio.



* El trovador José González canta el 31 Julio.

Piazzolla Caldera, la pieza de la Compañía de Danza Paul Taylor junto con El Nuevo Ensamble de Tango de Pablo Ziegler el 1 de Agosto.

Photo by Jack Mitchell

* La Casita. Programa de música y poesía el 2 y 3 de Agosto.


*  Tributo a Pete ‘El Conde” Rodríguez con Johnny Pacheco el 3 Agosto.


A todo esto se añaden performances de Roberta Flack, National Dance Day, Cassandra Wilson, Red Baraat, Indian and Chinese Dance companies, Arts of the Turko-Persian Diaspora, Celebrando a Jenneth Webster y un gran Festival Familiar el 26 de Julio.
Todos los eventos en el Festival Out of Doors son Gratuitos.
Plenty to enjoy, everyone!.
Para mas info, visiten > OUT OF DOORS.




CELEBRANDO EL CINE LGBT: NEWFEST HIGHLIGHTS




La edición 26 del Festival LGBT NewFest comienza en pocos días y nos agarra, felizmente, justo cuando acabamos de lanzar nuestra propia sección LGBT en LatinoEvents. Desde estas páginas queremos ofrecerles una mirada a la experiencia LGBT Latina y global. El cine latino la explora cada vez más y presenta una realidad LGBT, muchas veces fuerte, siempre esperanzadora. El avance de los derechos, igualdad y respeto a la experiencia LGBT debe continuar y son películas como las aquí presentes y festivales como el NewFest que lo hacen posible.
El NewFest nos trae 16 películas, 5 documentales y un par de programas de cortos. De ellas, tenemos 5 producciones Latinas que no se deben perder. También hay un par de cortos y otras cuantas películas que les queremos resaltar. NewFest se celebra en el Lincoln Center del 24 al 29 de Julio.
Las producciones Latinas nos vienen de Argentina, Brasil y México: Futuro Beach (Karim Aïnouz, Brazil/Germany); I Am Happiness on Earth (Julián Hernández, Mexico); The Third One (Rodrigo Guerrero, Argentina); The Way He Looks (Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil) and What It Was.

Otras buenas opciones son  GERONTOPHILIA, de Bruce LaBruce; LILTING, con Ben Whishaw; BLACKBIRD, con Mo’Nique y Isaiah Washington; JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, con Judy Greer, Liv Tyler y Cameron Monaghan; y LYLE, con Gaby Hoffmann.


CARTELERA PRINCIPAL

* Futuro Beach > Opening Night
Karim Aïnouz, Brazil/Germany, 2013, DCP, 106m
German and Portuguese with English subtitles



When Brazilian lifeguard Donato fails to save a swimmer from drowning, he seeks out the victim’s friend Konrad, a handsome German biker. The two men begin a passionate affair, and Donato soon decides to follow Konrad to Berlin. Years later, their seemingly peaceful life is threatened by a visitor from Donato’s past. Director Karim Aïnouz (Madame Satã) delivers a visually stunning, emotionally resonant tale about three men struggling across oceans of love, loss, and heartache. A Strand Releasing release.
July 24, 7:00pm (preceded by Achievement Award presentation)

* The Third One
Rodrigo Guerrero, Argentina, 2013, DCP, 70m
Spanish with English subtitles


An attractive older couple stumbles upon a flirtatious young man in a chat room and, after teasing some skin, convinces him to come over to their apartment for dinner. With fumbling honesty and no shortage of sexiness, The Third One celebrates the awkwardness and euphoria of a one-night stand gone right, culminating in an explicit, 10-minute threesome that’s as erotic as it is playful.
July 29, 9:30pm (Q&A with Rodrigo Guerrero)

* I Am Happiness on Earth
Julián Hernández, Mexico, 2013, 115m
Spanish with English subtitles



Julián Hernández, one of Mexico’s premier queer filmmakers (Raging Sun, Raging Sky), returns with this tale of a film director struggling with the line between his sexually charged reality and equally arousing cinematic creations. Will Emiliano be able to sustain his relationship, or will his lust for beauty and meaning lead him elsewhere? Furious couplings between gorgeous men include an exhilaratingly explicit play-within-a-play. Hernández’s boldly poetic romance compares with such films as Fellini’s 8½, Godard’s Contempt, and others exploring the connections between love, sex, creativity, and filmmaking.
July 26, 9:00pm

* The Way He Looks
Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil, 2014, DCP, 96m
Portuguese with English subtitles



Set to the bouncy beats of Belle and Sebastian, this euphoric, sun-kissed coming-of-age fable—a sensation at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, where it won a Teddy Award and FIPRESCI prize—dances entirely to its own tune. Stuck fending off bullies and over-protective parents, Leonardo spends his days allowing his best friend Giovana to drag him around town. Being blind has always been an inconvenience for Leonardo, but his angsty adolescence gets a lift when the handsome and smooth-talking Gabriel turns down numerous offers from ogling girls to hang with Leonardo after school. The longer they spend together, the more apparent their shared attraction becomes—not just to them but to a spurned Giovana as well. As social pressure mounts on both to fit within their confined social boxes, the two must decide whether to ignore their feelings or to throw caution to the wind and admit that they might actually be falling in love. A Strand Releasing release.
July 29, 4:30pm (Q&A with Daniel Ribeiro)

* What It Was
Daniel Armando, USA, 2013, 85m


In Daniel Armando’s multilayered film, Adina, a successful Latina actress, returns to New York in the aftermath of her sister’s death and her marriage’s collapse. Unable to face her mother, she finds herself in a fog, drifting through the days. Memories dissolve into the present as she tumbles through a series of intense, complex connections with a sexy, butch body artist, a young college student, and a former girlfriend. With confident directing, assured performances, and intuitive editing and cinematography, What It Was masterfully conveys the emotional textures of Adina’s waking dream of a life.
July 26, 4:00pm (Q&A with Daniel Armando)

MORE HIGHLIGHTS

* Gerontophilia > Closing Night
Bruce LaBruce, Canada, 2013, DCP, 81m



Lake refuses to feel shame about his unquenchable appetite for older men. The handsome teen defiantly signs up as an orderly at a local nursing home and quickly falls for Mr. Peabody, a charming, flirtatious soul with one last wish. Forget everything you know about filmmaker Bruce LaBruce: in what is easily his most romantic work to date, he dares us to look beyond fetish to embrace the beauty of all stages of life.
July 29, 7:00pm (Q&A with Bruce LaBruce)

* Lilting
Hong Khaou, UK, 2013, DCP, 86m
English and Mandarin with English subtitles



The sudden death of Kai, a young London man, leaves his Chinese Cambodian mother Junn (Pei-pei Cheng) and his boyfriend Richard (Ben Whishaw) profoundly grieving. Feeling a strong sense of responsibility for Kai’s only family member, Richard reaches out to her. Though Junn speaks little English, her dislike of Richard is plain, and she responds with stony resistance. Since they share no common language, Richard hires a translator to facilitate communication, and the two improbable relatives attempt to reach across a chasm of misunderstanding through their memories of Kai. Writer-director Hong Khaou’s moving and intimate debut dances between the real and imaginary to express the unspeakable loss that both characters experience. Boasting delicate performances by both Whishaw and Cheng, this Sundance award-winner is a perceptive meditation on the connection between two human souls, revealing that what separates us can also bind us together. A Strand Releasing release.
July 27, 7:30pm

* Lyle
Stewart Thorndike, USA, 2014, DCP, 65m
Lyle, Stewart Thorndike’s sinister ode to Rosemary’s Baby, finds the perfect mom-to-be in Gaby Hoffmann. Her electrifying performance as Leah, a pregnant lesbian confronted by an unspeakable evil, brings out a primal terror that’s difficult to shake. With dark humor and razor-sharp camerawork, Thorndike takes audiences into a growing nightmare as Leah begins to question the motives of her partner, friends, and neighbors.
July 28, 7:00pm (Q&A with Stewart Thorndike)

Blackbird
Patrik-Ian Polk, USA, 2013, 102m



A high-school senior named Randy (newcomer Julian Walker) and his band of queer friends fight for a life outside the constrictions of their small Southern Baptist town. Blackbird’s a powerful film, co-starring Academy Award winner Mo’Nique (Precious) and Isaiah Washington (Blue Caprice) as Randy’s conflicted parents, in which friends—black, white, straight, gay, and all things in between—discover firsthand both the rewards and consequences of growing up as outsiders.
July 25, 9:30pm (Q&A with Patrik-Ian Polk)


* Boys
Mischa Kamp, The Netherlands, 2014, DCP, 78m
Dutch with English subtitles
After making it onto the track team, 15-year-old Sieger instantly grows close to fellow runner Marc. Sieger, dealing with family troubles, and Marc, outgoing and engaging, fall in love over the course of a summer spent running, swimming, and stealing kisses in the forest. But Sieger must weigh how his widowed father feels against the joy and freedom he finds in Marc’s arms in this adorable romance.
July 24, 10:00pm

* The Circle
Stefan Haupt, Switzerland, 2014, DCP, 101m
German with English subtitles


A Teddy Award winner at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, The Circle captures an extraordinary romance set against the backdrop of Switzerland’s thriving post-WWII underground gay movement. Director Stefan Haupt has fashioned a gorgeous hybrid of a film, uncovering a vibrant love story between a singer and schoolteacher who bravely defied the constraining laws of their era.
July 26, 10:30am

* 52 Tuesdays
Sophie Hyde, Australia, 2013, DCP, 114m
Sixteen-year-old Billie (played by Australian rising star Tilda Cobham-Hervey) is blindsided by the news that her mother is planning to transition from female to male and that, during this time, Billie will live at her father’s house. Billie and her mother, now called James, agree to meet every Tuesday during their year apart. As James undergoes changes and becomes less emotionally available, Billie covertly explores her own identity and sexuality with two older schoolmates, testing the limits of her own power, desire, and independence. A Kino Lorber Release.
July 24, 4:00pm

Jamie Marks Is Dead
Carter Smith, USA, 2014, DCP, 100m
When the ghost of bullied teenager Jamie Marks (Noah Silver) appears to Adam (Cameron Monaghan), the straitlaced track star becomes caught between two worlds. Despite a budding romance with Gracie (Morgan Saylor), who found Jamie’s body, Adam is fascinated by the sexy spirit, who leads him into a ghostly underworld. Also featuring Judy Greer and Liv Tyler, this supernatural-horror love story—a Sundance gem—delivers a poetic tale of sexuality and the tough choices it creates.
July 28, 9:30pm (Q&A with Carter Smith)

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MUESTRA DE CINE ECUATORIANO EN NYC

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Desde hoy, y hasta el 21 de Julio, están invitados a explorar la Muestra de Cine Ecuatoriano en Nueva York.
La muestra de cine presenta anualmente a la comunidad del área de la ciudad de Nueva York lo más representativo del cine contemporáneo ecuatoriano como parte del esfuerzo por preservar la herencia cultural del Ecuador y su gente. Entrada gratuita.
Las películas en la muestra son:

AL FIN LA FINAL DE LA COPA MUNDIAL 2014

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Que les puedo decir, siento un bajón tremendo como muchos de una semana futbolística que dejó muchas verdades al descubierto. Podríamos conversar por siempre sobre el desempeño de la selección de Brasil, de su director técnico. También de la cultura futbolística y el culto a la personalidad de hombres sin los cuales sólo hay debacles. Y después dicen que 'is all about the team'. Esto también trajo a colación con renovadas energías las corruptelas de la #fifa y las grandes carencias de la sociedad brasileña. 

Después el partido Hol vs Arg. Eso fue pacto a penaltis. Le quitan a uno el ánimo. 
Y viene un juego de BRA vs HOL que a pocos interesa. 
Y la final mañana, Julio 13 entre Alemania y Argentina. Que la copa se quede en América! Pero Argentina no ha tenido un desempeńo extraordinario. Alemania, es otra cosa. Pero en el fútbol, nunca se sabe. Esperamos que le devuelvan al juego su razón de ser. Jugar.

UPDATED! > SUMMERSTAGE LATINO 2014 + FULL CALENDAR





El Festival de SummerStage toma los parques de los 5 condados de NYC con una cartelera rica en música, desde Opera hasta Salsa. Ya hemos visto algunos actos esperados, como Buika y Fania Live. Este año celebramos los 50 años de vida artística de la Orquesta Fania AllStars, así que tendremos Fania a plenitud para disfrutar esas tardes de verano que se avecinan y que se hacen mucho más placenteras con festivales como SummerStage. Si es así, que siga haciendo sol! Ana Tijoux, Fania All Stars, Babasonicos, Ballet Hispánico, Juana Molina, La Santa Cecilia, Alex Sensatiom, John Leguizamo y Catalan Sounds On Tour, entre otros.
Tienen primero los artistas latinos y después el resto de la cartelera. Para más info visiten > summerstage.


SUMMERSTAGE 2014

ARTISTAS LATINOS



July 9 – * LAMC: Beatnuts / Ana Tijoux (foto) / Bodega Bamz / DJ Tony Touch  > 
En Central Park
              * José Alberto "El Canario"> St. Mary's Park, Bronx

July 10 - Domingo Quiñones y La Mega > St. Mary's Park, Bronx

July 11 - Ballet Hispánico > St. Mary's Park, Bronx

July 12 – LAMC: Babasónicos (foto debajo) / Juana Molina / La Santa Cecilia > 
En Central Park

July 15 - ISMAEL MIRANDA / REBEL TUMBAO / JOE CLAUSSELL (SACRED RHYTHM MUSIC) > Queensbridge Park


July 16 – Ballet Hispanico / A Palo Seco > En Central Park

July 19 – Lenine & Martin Fondse Orchestra: The Bridge / Maíra Freitas / DJ Tutu Moraes > 
En Central Park

July 20 – Catalan Sounds On Tour: Mishima / Txarango / DJ sets by Headbird > 
En Central Park

July 28 – John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown > 
En Central Park


July 29 - FELIX HERNANDEZ RHYTHM REVUE > Staten Island > Clove Lakes Park

July 30 -  LISETTE MELENDEZ / CORO / GEORGE LAMOND HOSTED BY MICK BENZO  > Staten Island > Clove Lakes Park

July 31 - JOE BATAAN / BOOGALOO ASSASSINS / DJ TURMIX > Staten Island > Clove Lakes Park

August 23 – La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest: Alex Sensation > En Central Park

August 24 – Fania All Stars  (Ticketed Benefit Show) > 
En Central Park




OTHER SHOWS:

July 7 – Live Nation Presents: Neon Trees, Smallpools, Nightmare & The Cat [Ticketed Benefit Show]

July 8 – Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory / Luke Temple

July 21 – New Songs of Justice: An Evening Honoring Pete Seeger

July 26 – Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew

July 27 – Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert

July 29 – The Bowery Presents: Conor Oberst with special guest Dawes [Ticketed Benefit Show]

July 30 – The Bowery Presents: Ingrid Michaelson / Neulore [Ticketed Benefit Show]

August 2 – Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff

August 3 – Gregory Porter & Revive Big Band

August 4 – The Bowery Presents: Old Crow Medicine Show / Langhorne Slim / Spirit Family Reunion [Ticketed Benefit Show]

August 6 – Spectrum Dance Theater / Sidra Bell Dance NY

August 9 – Motown Gospel Revue

August 10 – Passenger / Liam Bailey / DJ Natasha Diggs

August 11 – Urban Theatre Movement’s Handball

August 13 – The Bowery Presents: Gavin DeGraw / Matt Nathanson / Andrew McMahon [Ticketed Benefit Show]

August 17 – WBLS 6th Annual R&B Fest: Musiq 
Soul child

ASI LLEGAMOS A LAS SEMIFINALES DE LA COPA MUNDIAL 2014!





Después de unos cuartos de final inmensos en donde equipos como Colombia y Costa Rica han sido la tremenda revelación y, aún más, aquel soplo de aire fresco proverbial que le da nueva vida a lo que toca y promete mejor fútbol de cara al futuro.
Pero los equipos fuertes de tradición se han impuesto de nuevo y así tenemos a Alemania, Argentina, Brasil y Holanda disputándose la copa. 
Los juegos son: 

* BRASIL vs ALEMANIA > a las 17 horas del 8 de Julio.
* ARGENTINA vs HOLANDA > a las 17 horas del 9 de Julio.

La mala vibra que causó el arbitraje del Brasil-Colombia les ha costado mucho apoyo. La presión de evitar la eliminación en suelo patrio ha podido llevar a Brasil a forzar su pase a la final? No creo que sea la primera vez, ni el único equipo que lo haya intentado. Una lástima que defrauden a tantos con un juego sucio. Y eso va sobre todo para la FIFA, sumida en críticas y en corrupción. Hasta cuando intentará evitar lo que todo el mundo le exige? La FIFA debe renovarse, hacerse transparente, exponer las corruptelas y cambiar de presidente, YA!.
Por hora, a disfrutar de las semi finales y el grandioso final en el Maracaná, que deseamos sea BRASIL-ARGENTINA!!!. Otro maracanazo?....

CINE: YOUR GUIDE TO LATINBEAT 2014




Llegó una de las fiestas cinematográficas más esperadas de Nueva York con una cartelera estupenda de 16 películas de América Latina. La serie LATINBEAT de la Film Society celebra este año su 15ta edición con una mayoría de filmes realizados por talento emergente pero ya galardonado mundialmente. Desde acá les enviamos nuestras felicitaciones por estos 15 fructíferos años y que se multipliquen!.





Marcela Goglio, la Programadora de LATINBEAT destaca la variedad y gran producción del cine latinoamericano desde que comenzó el auge del cine de la región a comienzos de los 90' sin perder aquel espíritu de un "renacimiento cinemático perpetuo". 
Así, es esta edición del LATINBEAT tenemos películas tales como My Straight Son (foto), de Miguel Ferrari, la primera película venezolana en ganar el Premio Goya 2013 a la mejor película hispanoamericana; Casa Grande, del brasileño Fellipe Barbosa, un hit en el Festival de Rotterdam; Natural Sciences del argentino Matías Lucchesi, ganadora del Grand Prix de la Generation Kplus en la BerlinaleWe Are Mari Pepa, del mexicano Samuel Kishi Leopo; The Searches del también mexicano Jose Luis Valle; Holiday, una co-producción Ecuador/Argentina de Diego Araujo; Cristo Reyde Leticia Tonos Paniagua, la primera directora de la República Dominicana; All About the Feathers, de Neto Villalobos (Costa Rica). También esperamos el retorno de la mexicana Mariana Chenillo con su nueva peli, Paradise. Y para terminar cabe mencionar a los brasileños Marcelo Gomes y Cao Guimarães que nos traen una adaptación de un cuento del poeta Edgar Allan Poe en The Man of the Crowd
La edición 2014 de LATINBEAT promete darnos un banquete a los cinéfilos de la Gran Manzana del 11 al 20 de Julio en el Lincoln Center.
Pueden ver el trailer de la serie debajo o siguiendo el enlace > Trailer.



Toda la información sobre LATINBEAT debajo o sigan el enlace > LatinBeat.
FILM DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULE
* Casa Grande (Opening Night)
Fellipe Barbosa, Brazil, 2014, DCP, 114m
Portuguese with English subtitles



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. Seventeen-year-old Jean (an outstanding Thales Cavalcanti) contends with pressure from parental expectations, university entrance exams, and the surprising discovery of a family financial crisis in this tender, beautifully written coming-of-age story that deftly explores class differences and racism in Brazil today.
Friday, July 11, 6:15pm
Monday, July 14, 8:30pm

* All About the Feathers / Por las plumas
Neto Villalobos, Costa Rica, 2013, DCP, 85m
Spanish with English subtitles


Chalo is inseparable from his friend Rocky, a fighting cock he acquires to bring some excitement into his boring life as a security guard. But what Rocky brings is in fact an unexpected set of screwball adventures. Cockfighting is illegal but has a passionate following in the small Costa Rican town where Chalo lives (the film tastefully keeps the action offscreen). Neto Villalobos’s winning, dryly funny debut feature renders that world with genuine flavor and charm by a cast made up of mostly nonprofessional actors.
Thursday, July 17, 6:30pm

* Cristo Rey
Leticia Tonos Paniagua, Dominican Republic, 2013, DCP, 96m
Spanish with English subtitles
In 2011, Leticia Tonos 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 with sensitivity and a sense of urgency the tough subject of Haitian immigration in the Dominican Republic, where about one million exiles currently reside. Set in the Cristo Rey neighborhood, which is rampant with crime and police corruption, this love story between a teenager of mixed Haitian/Dominican descent and a drug lord’s sister powerfully combines a genuine feel for barrio life with the quick pace and sense of impending danger of a thriller, all the while exploring the implications of racism and xenophobia on this island divided in two.
Saturday, July 12, 6:30pm
Sunday, July 13, 4:00pm

* Dust on the Tongue / Tierra en la lenguaRubén Mendoza, Colombia, 2014, DCP, 89m
Spanish with English subtitles
Despite family patriarch Don Silvio’s abusive behavior toward friends and family, his magnetism has allowed him to remain the center of attention his entire life. When his death is imminent, he makes an unusual request—he asks two of his grandchildren to help him die. Will they take revenge? With an impeccable direction of actors and a seamless flow between fiction, documentary, and mockumentary, Mendoza displays surprising skill and boldness as he navigates the sensitive subject of veiled hostility between parents and offspring.
Saturday, July 12, 4:00pm
Sunday, July 13, 8:40pm

* Holiday / Feriado
Diego Araujo, Ecuador/Argentina, 2013, DCP, 82m
Spanish with English subtitles


Sixteen-year-old Juan Pablo travels to the remote family hacienda in the Andes, where his uncle, who is involved in a corruption scandal, has taken refuge with his wife and teenage children. It is the carnival holiday of 1999, days before the collapse of Ecuador’s banking system. There, Juan Pablo meets Juano, an enigmatic, self-assured heavy-metal fan from the nearby pueblo, who opens his eyes to an entirely new, liberating world. As his country and family is heading for the abyss, the two boys’ budding friendship develops into a fragile romance, and Juan Pablo is forced to define himself against his chaotic surroundings. Daniele Luppi, who has collaborated with Norah Jones, Jack White, Ennio Morricone, and Gnarls Barkley, composed the score.
Tuesday, July 15, 4:30pm
Wednesday, July 16, 6:15pm

* The Man of the Crowd / O Homem das Multidões
Marcelo Gomes & Cao Guimarães, Brazil, 2013, DCP, 95m
Portuguese with English subtitles


Loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe’s story of the same name, Marcelo Gomes and Cao Guimarães—two of the most interesting filmmakers working in Brazil today—have crafted an elegant, parsimonious, and formally impeccable story of Juvenal, a lonely train driver in Belo Horizonte, and his encounter with Margo, a station controller. Emphasizing the theme of alienation in Poe’s story (and revealing Guimarães’s work as a visual artist), the two directors opted for an unusual format, about a 3:3.5 ratio, which intriguingly makes the film resemble a Polaroid. Juvenal and Margo, who each embody a different form of urban solitude, have been brought together in this beautifully composed ode to friendship. A Curator Films Release.
Saturday, July 19, 1:00pm
Sunday, July 20, 6:15pm

* Mateo
Maria Gamboa, Colombia/France, 2014, DCP, 86m
Spanish with English subtitles


Sixteen-year-old Mateo infiltrates a theater group in the violent neighborhood where he lives, and reports on the political activities of its members. But his perspective on the nature of their creative work begins to shift when he falls for a beautiful girl in the troupe. Gamboa’s tough but spirited music-infused tale is based on real-life experiences.
Sunday, July 13, 1:30pm
Tuesday, July 15, 6:30pm

* The Militant / El lugar del hijo
Manuel Nieto, Uruguay, 2013, DCP, 121m
Spanish with English subtitles
Ariel, a student leading a 2002 occupation at a Montevideo university, receives news of his father's death in Salto. Leaving the city and all its protests and solidarity movements behind, Ariel embarks on a very personal journey as he settles into the tranquil countryside—an area under-explored in Uruguayan cinema—and learns that he has to manage his father’s inheritance, including his debts and a lover who’s still living in his house. In this fascinating story of rebirth, Nieto crafts a clever metaphor for the country of Uruguay, which its youth will someday inherit and have to learn how to manage, in their own search for restoration.
Thursday, July 17, 8:45pm
Friday, July 18, 4:00pm

* My Straight Son/Azul, No Tan Rosa
Miguel Ferrari, Venezuela, 2013, 35mm, 113m
Spanish with English subtitles


Famous telenovela actor Miguel Ferrari’s debut feature, which won Best Iberoamerican Film at this year’s Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscars), is the first Venezuelan film to openly deal with gay and transgender issues—still mostly taboo in the country. While telling the story of the romantic relationship between a fashion photographer (Guillermo García) a handsome surgeon (Sócrates Serrano), the film also explores with great panache and lots of heart an array of other topics, including teenage love, homophobia, and what it’s like to be a gay parent to an estranged teenage son. Proudly sentimental and reminiscent of Almodóvar’s early melodramas, but also taut, polished, and sexy, My Straight Son features performances by many of Venezuela’s TV personalities. A TLA Releasing release.
Thursday, July 17, 3:30pm
Saturday, July 19, 8:30pm

* Natural Sciences / Ciencias Naturales
Matías Lucchesi, Argentina/France, 2014, DCP, 71m
Spanish with English subtitles


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. This sweet coming-of-age story about love and perseverance won Berlin’s Generation Kplus Grand Prix as well as Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress at the Guadalajara Film Festival this year.
Friday, July 11, 9:15pm
Monday, July 14, 6:20pm

* Paradise / Paraíso
Mariana Chenillo, Mexico, 2013, DCP, 105m
Spanish with English subtitles


Mariana Chenillo’s sophomore feature displays a warmth and delight in life that couldn't be further from the dark humor of her acclaimed debut, Nora’s Will (Latinbeat ’09). This unpretentious romantic comedy about a happy overweight couple from the suburban middle-class neighborhood Satelite (the “paradise” of the title) takes refreshingly unexpected turns, as their move to Mexico City launches them both on a journey of self-discovery.
Friday, July 18, 9:00pm
Sunday, July 20, 3:30pm

* Reimon
Rodrigo Moreno, Argentina/Germany, 2014, DCP, 72m
Spanish with English subtitles
Documentary and fiction are almost indistinguishable in this minimalist but powerfully eloquent film by the director of El custodio and Un mundo misterioso. Moreno closely observes the daily routines of Reimon, a young woman from northeastern Argentina who commutes long distances from her suburban neighborhood to her job cleaning houses in Buenos Aires. In one of these homes, a young couple read passages from Marx’s Das Kapital out loud as she dusts and cooks... And though the film is practically silent, staying true to Reimon’s introspective cadence, the juxtaposition of her daily reality with that of her employers says it all.
Friday, July 18, 6:45pm
Sunday, July 20, 8:30pm

* Root / Raiz
Matías Rojas Valencia, Chile, 2013, DCP, 87m
Spanish with English subtitles
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. Having just returned from the city to the hostile environment of her home in Puerto Varas, Amalia leaves again with 9-year-old Cristobál on a dilapidated truck. The two clash, bond, and grieve in the almost mystical qualities of the region’s breathtaking natural beauty. In his impressive debut feature, Matías Rojas Valencia tells an intensely moving story with very few elements, skillfully incorporating the natural setting as a mirror through which we can witness the characters’ deep inner transformations.
Saturday, July 12, 1:30pm
Wednesday, July 16, 8:30pm

* The Searches / Las búsquedas
Jose Luis Valle, Mexico, 2013, DCP, 77m
Spanish with English subtitles
The parallel stories of a widow and a widower come together in the elegant and sober second feature by the award-winning Jose Luis Valle, a director of Salvadoran-Mexican descent. Made in just seven days, and shot in black-and-white, with a budget of $1,500, the film exhibits that a large part of Valle’s talent resides in his capacity to tell a taut, polished, and intriguing story with the fewest of elements—great and renowned Mexican actors notwithstanding (Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Arcelia Ramírez, Gabino Rodríguez). Chance, revenge, solitude, and redemption are some of the themes explored by this small gem of a film.
Saturday, July 19, 6:00pm

* The Summer of Flying Fish / El verano de los peces voladores
Marcela Said, Chile/France, 2013, DCP, 95m
Spanish with English subtitles
Don Francisco is celebrated for the effective if increasingly violent ways he employs to exterminate the carp that overpopulate the artificial lake on his property in the majestically beautiful areas of Curarrehue, Coñaripe, and Liquiñe in southern Chile. His beloved 16-year-old daughter, Manena, seems to be the only one aware of the growing tension surrounding them, as the demands of the Mapuche Indians that have lived and worked in the area for centuries have gone unheard for too long. Said brings her sharp observational skills as a documentarian to this fiction/nonfiction hybrid, working on location with nonprofessional actors to create a quietly powerful denunciation of environmental destruction and social injustice. But she also succeeds in crafting a moving and vivid youth drama through Manena’s tricky predicament, caught between loyalty to her family and to what she knows is right.
Sunday, July 13, 6:30pm
Monday, July 14, 4:00pm

* We Are Mari Pepa / Somos Mari Pepa
Samuel Kishi Leopo, Mexico, 2013, DCP, 95m
Spanish with English subtitles


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. Samuel Kishi Leopo vividly captures the carefree spirit of the teenagers' summer vacation, with closely observed, carefully drawn characters and a pitch-perfect score (by his brother Kenji Kishi). The summer finally ends and the leisurely days—palpitating with music, desire, and camaraderie—give way to reality, bringing this vibrant portrait of youth at a pivotal moment full circle. A FiGa Films release.
Saturday, July 12, 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 15, 8:30pm

MOVIES AND DATES ONLY

Friday, July 11
6:15PM Casa Grande (114m)
9:15PM Natural Sciences (71m)

Saturday, July 12
1:30PM Root (87m)
4:00PM Dust on the Tongue (89m)
6:30PM Cristo Rey (96m)
9:00PM We Are Mari Pepa (95m)

Sunday, July 13
1:30PM Mateo (86m)
4:00PM Cristo Rey (96m)
6:30PM The Summer of Flying Fish (95m)
8:40PM Dust on the Tongue (89m)

Monday, July 14
4:00PM The Summer of Flying Fish (95m)
6:20PM Natural Sciences (71m)
8:30PM Casa Grande (114m)

Tuesday, July 15
4:30PM Holiday (82m)
6:30PM Mateo (86m)
8:30PM We Are Mari Pepa (95m)

Wednesday, July 16
6:15PM Holiday (82m)
8:30PM Root (87m)

Thursday, July 17
3:30PM My Straight Son (113m)
6:30PM All About the Feathers (85m)
8:45PM The Militant (121m)

Friday, July 18
4:00PM The Militant (121m)
6:45PM Reimon (72m)
9:00PM Paradise (105m)

Saturday, July 19
1:00PM The Man of the Crowd (95m)
6:00PM The Searches (77m)
8:30PM My Straight Son (113m)

Sunday, July 20
3:30PM Paradise (105m)
6:15PM The Man of the Crowd (95m)
8:30PM Reimon (72m)

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