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Favorite Moments from the HBO Documentary ‘The Latino List’ and Sundance Film Festival Heads to New Mexico to Help Latino Filmmakers
An astronaut, an actress and an activist—what do they have in common? They all made The Latino List, a new HBO documentary film premiering Sept. 29 on HBO. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film explores what it means to be a modern Latino and features interviews with a cross-section of figures from a myriad of disciplines.
Esai Morales on Latinos in Hollywood: “I’m still waiting for our ‘Roots’”
A special screening was held yesterday as part of the New York International Latino Film Festival, which runs through August 21. The Latino List may be familiar to those who have watched The Black List, a 2008 exhibit spearheaded by Greenfield-Sanders, which turned into a three-volume film series on HBO. (more…)
The Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) has announced the official figures for Spanish cinema in 2010. Although still very disappointing, they are somewhat better than those announced by unofficial sources a few weeks ago.
At 12.9m, admissions for Spanish productions fell by 4.5m compared to 2009, representing a slump of over 25%. Meanwhile, the share of viewers dropped 3.4 points, from 15.5% in 2009 to 12.1% in 2010.
Overall, 2010 was not a good year for cinema in Spain, which saw lower audience turnout for films of all nationalities. While in 2009 audience figures in theatres reached almost 110m, last year they stood at 101.5m, representing a drop of 8.5m. Comparing both sets of figures, it can be concluded that more than half of the viewers who deserted theatres in 2010 did so by spurning Spanish films.
There are few surprises among the best-performing Spanish films. Topping the rankings is Fernando González Molina’s Three Meters Above the Sky (€8.4m), followed by (more…)
“Even the Rain,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar, opens the Recent Spanish Cinema series Thursday evening at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre. After the screening of Spain’s official entry for the 2010 foreign language film Oscar, there will be a discussion with Tosar. The festival, which continues through Sunday, features several U.S. premieres including “Lope” and “Paper Birds,” both screening Friday. http://www.americancinematheque.com
Source: LA Times
This film-series includes a variety of Latino American films that take a look at Spanish industry and people and the ongoing relationship and cinematographic cultures of Spain and Latin America.
The selection of films includes:
Film: Cachimba/Argentina, Chile, España, 2005. 131 minutes/Direction: Silvio Caiozzi
Production: Viriato Films, S.L. (España), Andrea Films (Chile) y Zarlek Producciones, S.A. (Argentina)
Film: Un oso rojo/Red Bear/Argentina, 2002. 94 minutos/Dirección: Adrián Caetano/Producción: Lita Stantic (Argentina)/Spanish (more…)
Three award-winning Peruvian films will be screened in Washington DC, United States, reports Peru.com.
These films are: The Milk of Sorrow (2009 Berlin Golden Bear winner, by Claudia Llosa), Undertow (Sundance Festival Audience Award, by Javier Fuentes-Leon) and October (awarded in Cannes with “Un Certain Regard” prize, by Daniel and Diego Vega), which will be shown at the Washington Latin American Film Festival opening today, Sept. 21, in Silver Spring, a suburb near Washington D.C.
Chico & Rita (15*) – Special Preview
19:00 / Recreating 1940′s Havana, this is beautifully animated love story from Javier Mariscal and Oscar winner Fernando Trueba, with original soundtrack from legendary Cuban musicians
25 September 2010
Barbican – London
1948, Havana, Cuba, and a talented young jazz pianist meets a beautiful singer with a captivating voice. United by music and desire, the lovers embark on a passionate and tormented love (more…)
Marti, the Eye of the Canary (Marti, el ojo del canario) (15*) – UK Premiere
20:45 / A fascinating insight into the inner world of famed Cuban revolutionary Jose Marti from acclaimed director Fernando Perez (Suite Havana, Madrigal)
25 September 2010
Barbican – London
In his new film, acclaimed Cuban director Fernando Perez (Suite Havana, Madrigal) focuses on the early years of famed (more…)
More than 20 feature films and documentaries from Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Caribbean (not counting a bunch of short films from Cuba), will be screened between Saturday and Sept. 26 in the first annual New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema.
If that sounds like the Providence Latin American Film Festival which has been showing feature films from Spain, Portugal, Latin America and Cuba for the past 17 years, sorry for the confusion. PLAFF will be held this year for four days beginning Sept. 30, (more…)
National Gallery of Art Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Concert, Films, and Spanish-Language Offerings
Film still from Alamar (Pedro González-Rubio, 2010, 35 mm, Spanish with subtitles, 73 minutes), to be shown at the National Gallery of Art on Saturday, September 18, as part of the GenMex: A New Generation of Cine Mexicano film series.
As Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15, 2010, the National Gallery of Art presents an array of offerings honoring this rich and diverse cultural legacy. (more…)
Sex, politics, myth and history collide in the 13th annual Latinbeat Film Festival. FSLC’s survey of recent Latin American cinema gathers up the best recent films from a sprawling geographical zone that extends from Mexico to Argentina—Spanish-speaking, yes, but far from a monoculture.
The nature of film distribution, which tends mostly to move from Hollywood south, means that few of these films have been seen north of the border, let alone in New York. It’s a genuine (more…)