[cinemaexp] Re: FW: Venezuela's LA FAMILIA, Cuba's UN TRADUCTOR, and more new Latin American titles from Film Movement

  • From: Laurie Graves <laurie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cinemaexp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 09:32:05 -0400

I will be taking a look at these soon. And just so you all know...we have another book---/Library Lost/---coming out in the fall. These means we will be very, very busy and won't be able to come to meetings on a regular basis. Whatever we can do by email----such as what you are sending now---with an occasional meeting are all we'll be able to manage.

Sorry!

Laurie


On 6/5/2018 4:31 PM, Joel Johnson wrote:

Venezuela's LA FAMILIA, Cuba's UN TRADUCTOR, and more new Latin American titles from Film Movement

This is another e-mail from Film Movement that may be helpful when we get started in the fall. There are a handful of Latin American films that they are hoping to secure bookings for. There’s also one (“MIDAQ ALLEY”) that came out in the mid-90’s. I’ve never seen it, but I know it was in video stores and may have screened in some places back then. Something to check out and think about. We can get screeners from Film Movement if any of these or the films in the earlier e-mail I sent out are particularly interesting to people on the team.

By the way since no one has responded that they are not able or not interested in continuing to participate in our group, it is my assumption that everyone is planning to participate again. The other question was whether there was anyone who appeared to be a good candidate to join the group?  Since we never replaced Bill Jefferson who moved from the area, we do have a smaller group than we had before.

Joel

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Film Movement is proud to present three brand new Latin American stories and one Mexican classic starring Salma Hayek, in HD for the first time.


*ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970:**
*SEX FASHION & DISCO**
directed by James Crump | USA | 2017 | English | 90 min.

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WORLD PREMIERE - BFI London Film Festival
US PREMIERE and WINNER, GRAND JURY PRIZE - DOC NYC
OFFICIAL SELECTION - International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Sarasota Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Seattle Int'l Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

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/Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco/ is a time capsule of Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 as viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the dominant fashion illustrator of the time. A native of Puerto Rico and raised in The Bronx, Antonio was a seductive arbiter of style and glamour who, beginning in the 1960s, brought elements of the urban street to a postwar fashion world desperate for change and diversity. Counted among Antonio’s discoveries—muses of the period—were iconic beauties such as Grace Jones, Jessica Lange, and**Jerry Hall, as well as Warhol Superstars Donna Jordan, Jane Forth and Patti D’Arbanville. Antonio’s inner circle was also comprised of his romantic and creative partner, Juan Ramos, makeup artist Corey Tippin, photographer Bill Cunningham, and rival designers Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint-Laurent. All these characters and more come together to create a vivid portrait of Antonio Lopez and the revolutionary fashion world he helped create.

• “James Crump vividly renders not only the biography of the groundbreaking artist, photographer and videographer and his onetime lover and ever-present collaborator Juan Ramos but also the look and feel of a a bittersweet and all-too-brief era that would shape so much of the future of fashion.”
- *The Hollywood Reporter*

• “No question, Antonio Lopez embodied the energy, sensuality, and possibility of the time. For those of us who weren’t there, filmmaker James Crump’s dazzling new documentary, Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco, does a spectacular job of returning us to the swirling scene of bohemian sophisticates, to the frenetic late-night Manhattan studio where Lopez drew, and to a social revolution that was bubbling up in the cultural capitals of America and Europe. Crump’s film isn’t just fun to watch; it’s an essential reminder of an artist and innovator who has been largely forgotten (Lopez died at age 44 in 1987 of AIDS; Ramos died in 1995 of AIDS).”
- *Interview Magazine*


*LA FAMILIA*
directed by Gustavo Rondón Córdova | Venezuela | 2017 | Spanish | 82 min.

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WORLD PREMIERE - Cannes Film Festival
US PREMIERE - Chicago Int'l Film Festival
WINNER, Best Film - Lima Film Festival
WINNER, Best Film - Miami Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Jerusalem Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - San Sebastian Int'l Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Mar del Plata Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Stockholm Film Festival

*OPENING AUGUST 3 IN MIAMI**
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Twelve-year-old Pedro roams the streets with his friends, raised by the violent urban atmosphere around him in a working class district of Caracas. After Pedro gets unwittingly involved in a gangland assault, single father Andrés decides they must flee to keep his son safe. Andrés will realize he is a father incapable of controlling his own young son, but their situation will bring them closer than they have ever been.

• “An honest, urgent two-hander, tracking a struggling single father and his wayward son on the run from more than one undefined enemy, Córdova’s film... hits the Caracas sidewalks hard and purposefully...  Thanks to its combination of political currency and no-nonsense storytelling, /La Familia/ has already racked up considerable festival mileage since its Cannes Critics’ Week debut.”
- *Variety*

• “Córdova emphasizes an understated, realistic style and lets the silences speak volumes — an apt metaphor for how a lack of connection can bring down families and communities in equal measure.”
- *Screen*

• “A lean and mean debut.”
- *The Hollywood Reporter*


*UN TRADUCTOR*
directed by Rodrigo & Sebastian Barriuso | Cuba | 2018 | 107 min.

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WORLD PREMIERE - Sundance Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - San Francisco Int'l Film Festival

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1989. In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Malin (Rodrigo Santoro, /300/, /Love Actually/, /Westworld/), a Russian literature professor at The University of Havana, is sent to translate between Cuban doctors and children sent from the USSR for medical treatment. Just as he adapts to his new job, the Berlin Wall falls and Cuba enters the deepest economic crisis the island has ever known. But Malin is now so entrenched in the lives of the Chernobyl Children that he doesn’t notice his young family suffering.

• “/Un Traductor/ is a sensitive, eye-opening account that could travel widely.  Shot in Havana, with vivid contributions from production designers Zazu Myers and Juan Carlos Sánchez Lezcano, the film captures the distinctive time-capsule quality of an isolated country, where many aspects of the story's 1989–90 setting bear the mark of earlier decades. The Barriusos' film addresses a specific set of events, but as it unfolds at the intersection of socialist ideals, economic realities and personal ambitions, it's a timeless portrait of what it means to be a cog in the wheel of a single-party regime.”
- *The Hollywood Reporter*

• “Taking a personal and poignant approach to real-life events, /Un Traductor/ translates the treatment of Chernobyl victims in Cuba into a tenderly told drama... resonates with genuine emotion.”
- *Screen*


*MIDAQ ALLEY**
*(*/El Callejon de los Milagros/*)**
directed by Jorge Fons | Mexico | 1995 | Spanish | 140 min.

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SPECIAL MENTION - Berlin Film Festival
WINNER, AUDIENCE AWARD - Chicago Int'l Film Festival
WINNER, SILVER SPIKE - Valladolid Int'l Film Festival
WINNER, BEST DIRECTOR - Havana Film Festival
WINNER, AUDIENCE AWARD - Guadalajara Film Festival
WINNER, ELEVEN AWARDS - 37th Ariel Awards
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Toronto Int'l Film Festival

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Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava (Juan Manuel Bernal), who yearns to emigrate to America. A poor barber, Abel (Bruno Bichir), is madly in love with the gorgeous Alma (Salma Hayek, in her breakthrough starring role), who eventually becomes a high-class prostitute. Finally, there is Susanita (Margarita Sanz), the desperate spinster who pursues many love affairs in hopes of finding a husband. Adapted from the novel of the Egyptian Nobel prize winner Naguib Mahfuz.

• “Vet Mexican director Jorge Fons does a superlative job of translation and transformation in /Midaq Alley/, a riveting and well-acted drama based on the novel by Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. This is the stuff of soap opera, to be sure. But Fons and his strong ensemble cast infuse /Midaq Alley/ with a passionate emotional honesty. Hayek, who’s poised on the brink of international stardom with her upcoming role in Robert Rodriguez’s /El Mariachi/ sequel, is particularly compelling in her free fall from grace. Sanz and Cruz also are standouts.  First-rate production values include Carlos Marcovich’s vivid color lensing and Lucia Alvarez’s evocative musical score.”
- *Variety*

• “The history of love and sex is full of true devotion, betrayal, homosexuality, prostitution, violence, and death. Jorge Fons' 1995 film has all of these, in a sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes unpredictable, but constantly engaging package.”
- *Austin Chronicle*

• “Based on the 1947 novel by Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz, this may sound like the stuff of soap opera, but rarely do suds come this rich. Director Jorge Fons and screenwriter Vincente Lenero have shifted the action from 1940s Cairo to modern-day Mexico City, and nothing is lost in the translation: It's beautifully acted (with a particularly luminous turn by Hayek), and Carlos Markovich's lush cinematography is evocatively soaked in shades of indigo and blue. But the film's best feature is its screenplay: Neatly divided into four chapters, each beginning at the same exact moment on a Sunday afternoon, Lenero's deft adaptation is expansive enough to capture the variety of Alley life while remaining marvelously concise. Fons's sensitive direction, meanwhile, manages the trick of balancing all the drama with quiet moments of self-reflection without ever allowing his momentum to flag.”
- *TV Guide*


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