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CHILEAN CINEMATHEQUE CELEBRATES WORK OF NEW YORK’S VIDEOTECA DEL SUR
With a film retrospective Chile’s National Cinematheque, commemorate the 20-some year journey of New York’s Videoteca del Sur. Consisting of thirteen programs, the presentation is a sampling of the work shown by this institution, dating from 1989. Videoteca del Sur’s presence has served as a definitive start to an important period of the continent’s audiovisual development.
This retrospective will be presented from December 5 – 12, 2011, in the Microcine (6:15 pm) and the Sala Cine (8:15 pm).
Chile’s National Cinematheque is located in the Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda, Plaza de La Ciudadania 26 (between Morandé and Alameda, in Santiago). – info at www.ccplm.cl


BOOK 21 YEARS OF LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA IN NEW YORK, WILL BE PRESENTED IN SANTIAGO & BUENOS AIRES
The book 21 Years of Latin American Cinema in New York will be presented as a part of the program devoted to Videoteca del Sur by Cineteca Nacional de Chile. Written by Pedro Zurita, the publication is a compilation of the most relevant events and issues during the years of the Videoteca del Sur’s existence.
The presentation will take place on December 7 at 7:00 pm in Sala Cine. The author, along with actor Julio Jung, will be present.

In addition to the aforementioned date in Chile, the publication will be presented in Buenos Aires as part of the program of events at Ventana Sur. This initiative is dedicated to the Market of Latin American Cinema, which organizes the INCAA, Argentinean Film Institute and the Marché du Film in Cannes.
The presentation is scheduled for Monday, December 5, in the UCA facilities located in Puerto Madero, Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1300, Buenos Aires. – info at www.ventanasur.gov.ar


NEW PUBLICATION ON VIDEOTECA DEL SUR’S HISTORY
The book 21 Years of Latin American Cinema in New York is a compilation of the facts occurs during the years of existence of Videoteca del Sur, a unique space dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of the Latin American film and video in New York.
This publication includes historical aspects from its inception in 1989, an era marked by great social, cultural and technological changes. Runs the situation of audiovisual in Latin America at that time as well as the relationship work/goal: public, in the New York context. Also, it describes how to programming a cinema 'without concerning' as well the tactics and strategies to attract and captivate audiences.
In a bid to discover not only the filmmakers’ interests but also the role of the public and the arguments of the different times, the Book includes interesting discussions and debates with Humberto Solás, Fernando Perez, Patricio Guzman and Carmen Luz Parot, Fernando Birri, Roman Chalbaud and Hugo Gamarra. Also interviews with Gabriel Retes, Enrique Pineda Barnet and actor Nelson Villagra.
In addition, investigates the beginnings of the video movement at the end of the 80’s through statements of Boy Olmi (Argentina), Ronaldo Barbosa (Brazil), Ortiz de Zarate and Jose A. Jimenez (Cuba), Tatiana Gaviola (Chile) and Larry Rich (Peru). To update new technologies develop includes a discussion on Digital Cinema where participating Eliseo Subiela, Humberto Solás, Fabian Hofman and Edín Velez.
In the same way, meets articles written by the author and which were published in major Latino newspapers in New York. Similarly, includes printing programs as well as still of some of the participants and films displayed.
In addition, as a text memory and testimony, the Book highlights the unswerving will of the filmmakers and the audio-visual movement, and plans to encourage future initiatives of Latin American film programming from the described experiences.
Written by Pedro Zurita this is a limited edition published by Videoteca del Sur, Inc. and has 300 pages printed on coated paper, with semi hardcover cover of excellent presentation.


VIDEOTECA DEL SUR CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA IN CENTRAL AMERICA
Five years of continuous Latin American film programming celebrates Videoteca del Sur in Nicaragua, Central America. This programming that began on March 14, 2006, in Casa de los Tres Mundos from the beautiful city of Granada, arises from old relations with the Nicaraguan’s filmmakers and the country.
It should be recalled that during three years (2000-2002) Videoteca del Sur carried out the Ibero-American Film and Video Festival where were submitted films from various sources and authors. In 2001, this event counted on with the participation of Cuban writer Eduardo del Llano who imparted a Scriptwriter Workshop.
The colonial installation (former Casa de Los Leones, 1720) of ostentatious architecture provides a framework for each Tuesday program a billboard similar to the New York, although appropriate social environment.
Important is to emphasize that this is a unique initiative in Central America area that allows the Nicaraguan population a rapprochement to the realities of the other Latin American countries through the audiovisual.


 

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