VIDEOTECA DEL SUR in New Yorkd

MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP s| s66 East 4th Street
Between Bowery & 2nd Ave. (Train F to 2nd Ave., 6 to Blecker St., Manhattan)

PROGRAM March - June 2011
Tuesday 7:30pm agh N Info: 212.673.0090 s

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La cuiudad de los fotógrafos

March 22
ANGELICA’S DREAMS
Dir.: Rodrigo Dorfman / USA / 2007 / 82'
Cast: Miguel Chirinos, Rita González-Jackson, Alonso Rodríguez.
Moving story of an immigrant couple from Latin America, who are discussing whether to return to their home country or stay in the United States. With an unexpected event, everything changes and the couple is faced with the difficult realization that one of them will have to sacrifice their dream for the other.

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Un hombre de exito

March 29       
QAK’ASLEMAL NUESTRA EXISTENCIA
Dir.: Alejo Crisóstomo / GUATEMALA / 2007 / 26’
In four musical movements: Genesis, Cultures, Religion and Death, shows the different worlds that make up the multicultural and multiethnic Guatemala.

CUANDO VUELVA A LLOVER

Dir.: Carlos R. López / COLOMBIA / 2008 / 24’

Carlitos cares without knowing the bodies of his parents. Two days, waiting for his grandfather arrives at par with winter and the rescue of the loneliness.

 

AUSENTES                                   

Dir.: Tomás Guevara / EL SALVADOR / 2009 / 36’

A look at intimate relationships between mothers and children separated by distance, with the physical and legal barriers that prevent them from reunited.

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El candor de los nicagraguenses

April 5
AVE MARIA
Dir.: Gustavo Pérez / CUBA / 2009 / 54’
In the town of El Cobre, is located the oldest copper mine in Cuba and the sanctuary of the Virgin of Caridad, the island’s patron saint. When the mines closed, visits to the sanctuary became the main source of income for the town.

JUEGO DE NIÑAS

Dir.: Sharon Toribio / MEXICO / 2007 / 30’           

Inspired by the texts of Alejandra Pizarnik on the character of Elizabeth Báthory, a bloody countess and torture she applied to young women in the 16th century.

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Los chicos desaparecen

April 12
DANZA PORCA
Dir.: Mariano Torres Manzur / ARGENTINA / 2009 / 86’
Cast: Ulises Dumont, María Abadi, Germán De Silva, Ernesto Candoni.
Tells the story of a group of mentally ill, poor and bored living in an asylum, in charge of cursed Dr. Brhams who hires a young and angelic nurse, to assist him to «caring» to the abandoned, where the good intentions of her and her benefactor spirit are faced with the imprudent methods of Dr. Brhams.

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Mujer guerrilla

April 19         
HISTORIA DE UN DIA
Dir.: Rosana Matecki / VENEZUELA / 2009 / 89’
A striking paean to the lives of the rural poor. Rather than a variation on a wretched-of-the-earth perspective, the pick views both the daily rituals and special events in various Venezuelan farming communities as a kind of dance or poem, with dashes of celebration, mystery, surrealism and comedy.

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Lima Was!

April 26
ESPEJISMOS
Dir.: Jurgen Ureña / COSTA RICA / 2007 / 9’
A group of men carries a mirror and leaves it in the middle of a park of San Jose. The mirrors propitiate astonishment and questions among passers-by.

LA HISTORIA QUE NO CONTARON

Dir.: Ayoze O’Shanahan - Erika Antequera / COLOMBIA / 2009 / 77’

Twenty years after the death of her father, Erika Antequera and director Ayoze O’Shanahan decide to investigate the grounds hidden behind the impunity of the murders of Jose Antequera and thousands of others of their peers.

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Depois da festa

May 3          
FINGERE
Dir.: Alejandro Ferrer / CHILE / 2009 / 100’
Cast: Ramón Gómez, Bruno Rodríguez, Roberto Jara, Willy Emmott.
Tertuliano is a character created by an advertising agency in Chicago to sell the world the beauty of the mountains of the Chilean Patagonia. Very soon Tertuliano intuits that the globalization purpose of the agency can destroy the pristine character of the place so decides to escape from agency.

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Lo mas bonito y mis mejores anos

May 10       
MEMORIA INVISIBLE
Dir.: María del Carmen Silva / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 2008 / 22'
Documentary that tells stories of blind people in the Dominican Republic, and the experience at a workshop of picture for the blind that were part.

UNA FOTO RECORRE EL MUNDO

Dir.: Pedro Chaskel / CUBA / 1981 / 13’

The “Che” Guevara photo, taken in Havana by Cuban photographer Alberto Alberto Korda, becomes symbol of the social movements around the world.

 

JUAN MELENDEZ - 6446

Dir.: Luis Rosario Albert / PUERTO RICO / 2009 / 48’

Tells the incredible, true story of Juan Melendez, a Puerto Rican who was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.

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Entre los muertos

May 17           
TERMINAL
Dir.: Andrés Tapia-Urzua / USA / 2005 / 16’
Experimental video based on Eqbal Ahmad’s essay “Terrorism: Theirs and Ours,” decode the many roles a terrorist can play.

EL ARBOL                                               

Dir.: Carlos Serrano Ascona  / MEXICO - SPAIN / 2009 / 68’
Sobering tale about the small-time loser Santiago, who roams the streets of a Spanish town after leaving his wife and children looking for ground under his feet. There only seems to be one way out for him.

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La clase

May 24                        
NZINGA
Dir.: Octavio Bezerra / BRAZIL / 2006 / 84’
Tells the history of African influence on Brazilian music in Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. Ana, a young woman is looking for guidance and candomblé helps her. She gets to know various rhythms, music and choreography groups, searching and finding her integration in Brazilian society.

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La sombra del caminante

May 31        
SOLIDARIDAD EN SAYA
Dir.: Maya Jensen / BOLIVIA / 2009 / 31’
Explores Saya, a traditional Afro-Bolivian musical genre that the musicians use as a platform for political activism and to define their cultural identity.

EDGAR

Dir.: Fernando Lasalvia / CHILE / 2008 / 22’

While a man recounts the film he wants to make, in parallel begins to develop the same story on a couple that starts to have problems.

 

THE LIVING DOCUMENTS                       

Dir.: Mallory Sohmer / NICARAGUA / 2009 / 35’

It tells the story of the murder of Francisco Garcia, a Bluefields, who was killed in an attempt to silence his wife, indigenous rights lawyer Maria Luisa Acosta.

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La isla de la juventud

June 7
O DIABO DA GUARITA
Dir.: Joao Tenorio / BRAZIL  / 2007 / 18’
Due to the high crime rate, the buildings in Sao Paulo have security booths. Within one of them, a man sees ghosts. Short film based on real events.

DE OLLAS Y SUEÑOS           

Dir.: Ernesto Cabellos / PERU / 2009 / 75’
The director presents his country’s spectacular cuisine and asks himself: Can an entire nation be represented by its cuisine? He journeys to the kitchens around Peru, as well as Peruvian expat communities around the world.

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El ultimo confin

June 14
BREAKING BORDERS
Dir.: Diana Cordova / USA / 2009 / 13’
In El Paso Texas, Manuel Núñez put on a drag queen show called Samantha’s Travesty Show breaking the borders of transsexual identity and acceptance.

DESCARTES

Dir.: Fernando Mieles / ECUADOR / 2009 / 76’

Gustavo Valle’s story, a photographer ignored by the history of Ecuadorian cinema, his name forgotten by the same people who once awarded his films.

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El ultimo confin

June 21
EN LA PUTA VIDA
Dir.: Beatriz Flores / URUGUAY / 2001 / 100’
Cast: Mariana Santagelo, Silvestre, Joseph Linuesa, Mariana Santangelo.
Elisa, a young mother of two suddenly finds herself without a home and without money when she breaks up with her lover. Faced with few options, she finds work in a brothel. Seeking a way to earn more money and free herself from the street life, she travels to Spain. And there, things can always get worse.

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El ultimo confin

June 28
THE BATTLE OF THE DREAM
Dir.: Esaú Melendez / USA / 2010 / 96’
Documentary about the modern immigrant rights movement. In particular, it is the story of the struggle of Elvira Arellano, a single mother from Chicago, who fought her deportation. The film also interweaves the stories of organizations, activists and community leaders united by passion and a concern for justice.

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