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2012 Fall Movie Preview: What Latino Films Are on the Market?


“No” by Pablo Larrain

This season Latinos will dominate the big screen with some of the biggest stars in big blockbuster films and some acclaimed indie films.
End of Watch will be released on September 21 by Open Road films. The film will star Mexican-American actor Michael Pena, America Ferrera and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film tells the story of two young officers who are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop. Why should Latinos watch it? The film is garnering great reviews out of Toronto Film Festival and Michael Pena’s performance is garnering Oscar consideration.

Won’t Back Down will be released September 28 by Warner Brothers. “Won’t Back Down” stars Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie Perez and Guatemalan actor Oscar Issacs and tells the story of two (more…)

04/10/2012 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

Film Series “Iberoamérican Images” Continues at MoMA with Te Extraño (I Miss You), Las Malas Intenciones (Bad Intentions), El Chico que Miente (The Kid Who Lies) and Girimunho (Swirl)


The Strange Case of Angelica. 2010. Portugal/Spain/France/Brazil. Directed by Manoel de Oliveira

For nearly 15 years, Ibermedia has been instrumental in the continued ascent of Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese films. This intergovernmental organization began with seven member countries; today films from over 20 member countries appear on festival schedules and in cinemas the world over. Ibermedia facilitates and finances co-productions of documentaries and fiction films between its Spanish- and Portuguese-language member countries, and grants money for international distribution and promotion. Professional film organizations from the country sponsoring the proposal select the projects to be helped by the Ibermedia umbrella organization, thus ensuring each project’s autonomy; no strings are attached to the joint financing, which protects the filmmaker’s personal vision and allows the project to retain the rooted particularity of a national and/or personal-historical (more…)

14/12/2011 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

In Focus: Cinema Tropical Museum of Modern Art NY


The Museum of Modern Art, May 4-16, 2011

Featuring the One-Week Theatrical Release of HISTORIAS EXTRAORDINARIAS and a Special Ten-Year Anniversary Screening of 25 WATTS

The Museum of Modern Art is honoring the work of the New York-based non-profit media arts organization Cinema Tropical with a program of acclaimed Latin American films promoted by Cinema Tropical in the past decade. This film series celebrates not only the work of the organization, but also an extraordinary decade of Latin American film. The past ten years have witnessed an unexpected and astonishing film renaissance throughout Latin America. Largely influenced and inspired by the experience of the so-called New Argentine Cinema and propelled by creative hybrid models of production, a young and enthusiast generation of filmmakers are drastically changing how the region is seen and represented on the big screen. (more…)

10/04/2011 at 9:58 pm Leave a comment

30 films Participate in FICCMEXICO Film Festival


A selection of 30 feature films and audiovisual works from short films, animation and documentaries made between 1961 and 2009, comprise the display of Cuba as the guest of honor at the International Film Festival in Mexico City (FICCMEXICO).

The meeting, planned by the Ministry of Culture of the Federal District, with support from the Ministry of Tourism, will be held from 4 to 13 February at different sites of Mexico City, among which the Zocalo.

The festival will consist of about 130 titles and sections such as the Mexican Film Festival, will present recent films of national cinematography, including some premieres in the capital. This edition will also feature two competitive sections: National and International and the back, to provide an opportunity to learn about the most important in the history of film making in the Caribbean country and its recent production.

Before 1959 there was in Cuba a film industry, but only isolated attempts, usually co-produced film with Mexico, Spain and Argentina, among other Latin American countries. With the triumph of the Cuban Revolution created the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC), considered the real take-off of Cuban cinema with a distinct cultural identity. Since 1959 the Cuban cinema began to participate in festivals and film.

Thanks to director Santiago Alvarez, separated from the creator and director of new talent, the school was a real documentary. Around these years he founded the Cinematheque of Cuba, who was the first Latin American to store your most important titles of the film, and set the art cinema to serve the people.

More information: ithacafilmfest.com

25/12/2010 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

Hollywood titles gobbling up Mexican cinemas


Theater chains in Mexico are enjoying a record-breaking year in admissions, yet homegrown fare continues to struggle at the box office.

Exhibitors here expect to close out the year with 191 million tickets sold, which positions Mexico as the world’s fifth largest exhibition market in terms of attendance figures, according to an annual report by the National Film Chamber. The report ranks Mexico fifth behind India, the U.S., China and France. (more…)

18/12/2010 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

UNRELEASED FILMS AND INTERNATIONAL GUESTS MAKE CINEBH A WINDOW OF THE INDEPENDENT BRAZILIAN CINEMA TO THE WORLD


 

El Boanerense

Minas Gerais state capital event exhibits national and international unreleased films in Brazil and invites international professionals to get to know and discuss the Independent Brazilian Cinema and International Coproduction
As a closure for the 2010 season of the Cinema Sem Fronteiras program (which also includes the Tiradentes and Outro Preto Exhibits), CineBH Exhibit reassures, in its fourth edition, its goal to become one of the main windows of the independent Brazilian cinema to the international market, proposing dialogues with this foreign coproduction through the exhibition of some of the main films released in the great international festivals and with the presence of renowned professionals from the USA, Europe and Latin America who will have a chance to meet the new harvest of the Brazilian audiovisual production in Belo Horizonte and also debate and exchange experiences with its producers and filmmakers.
The whole program holds 78 national and international films, being 31 features, a media-film and 46 short-films, divided into 59 sessions during the six days of program offered for free to the public. This year there’s also the Brasil CineMundi – 1st International Coproduction Meeting, and intense programming of debates and (more…)

21/10/2010 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

NY Nonprofit Celebrates Golden Age of Latin American Film


 

City of God

The words “blockbuster,” “Oscar,” and “sold out” don’t always enter into the genre of foreign film. But they did in Latin American movie-making in the last decade. Two films starring Mexican heart throb Gael García Bernal—the 2000 thriller Amores Perros and the 2001 romp about a romantic road trip, Y Tu Mamá También—raked in millions in their first weeks on the screen. City of God, the 2002 Brazilian film from directorial duo Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, received four Academy Award nominations and had a later life as a TV show. Guillermo del Toro’s El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth), which looks at Spanish fascism through a magic realism lense, got three Oscars for his film in 2007. (more…)

20/10/2010 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

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