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LATINAS IN CINEMA: FILMWORKS BEYOND THE GLASS CEILING

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
July 30, 2008
6:00 pm

Pagan Images, Inc., in association with Anthology Film Archives, cordially invites you to the NewLatino Filmmakers Screening Series – The best and only independent Latino “cinematheque” showcase in New York City — now in its 6th year! — is still ONLY $5! Docs, shorts & features. “Come early, stay late, pay one price.”

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 – 6~9:30PM
Where: Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at Second Street
Price: $5 admission ~ at the box office

6:00PM – Documentary Shorts Program
7:15PM – Narrative Shorts Program
8:150PM – Narrative Feature

“LATINAS IN CINEMA: FILMWORKS BEYOND THE GLASS CEILING”

Curated by Edwin Pagan

NewLatino Filmmakers puts the spotlight on creative Latinas working behind the cameras in both the independent film and Hollywood systems as image-makers. This emerging crop of dynamic filmmakers and producers are putting their unique mark on the industry with their own unique spin on the Latin Film New Wave, and blazing the trail as today’s emerging auteurs. Featuring short-form documentary, narrative shorts and feature presentations. Live panel discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers.

6:00PM NEWLATINO FILMMAKERS – DOCUMENTARY SERIES

* AL OTRO LADO Natalia Almada, Altamura Films, (2006, 66 Minutes, Video)

Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side)” tells the human story behind illegal immigration and drug trafficking between the U.S. and Mexico through the eyes of Magdiel, a 23-year-old fisherman and aspiring composer who dreams of a better life. For people south of the border, the “other side” is the dream of an impossibly rich United States, where even menial jobs can support families and whole communities that have been left behind. For people north of the border, “Al Otro Lado” sheds light on harsh choices that their neighbors to the south often face because of economic crisis.

As movingly chronicled in “Al Otro Lado,” Natalia Almada’s debut feature, the border is a place where one people’s dreams collide with another people’s politics, and the 200-year-old tradition of corrido music vibrantly chronicles it all. In fact, if you really want to understand what is happening on the U.S./Mexico border, listen to the corridos, troubadour-like ballads that have become the voice of people whose views are rarely heard in mainstream media.

7:15PM NEWLATINO FILMMAKERS – SHORT FILM PROGRAM

* JOLOPEO, Glenys Javier, Director / Michael Diaz, Producer (2007, 5 Minutes, Video)

Living that life leads to death, I choose to LIVE!

* SOLEDAD IS GONE FOREVER, Mabel Valdiviezo, Writer/Director (2007, 14 Minutes, 16MM)

SOLEDAD IS GONE FOREVER is a spellbinding, visually stunning, psychological drama that explores the long-term psychological impact of political persecution. Based on real accounts, this film presents an intimate portrait of a young immigrant photographer living in San Francisco, Soledad Gonzales, who learns her father’s remains have been found in a mass grave in Chile. Soledad’s recurring visions of chilling childhood images shatter her life, making her discover that these are real memories that have been repressed for twenty years.

Torn by her aunt Delia’s advice to forget the past but faced by the implications of her father’s death, Soledad must make a crucial decision. Does she have the courage to pursue the truth and will this realization finally bring peace to her tortured soul?

* LOSS OF INNOCENCE IN LOISAIDA, Veronica Caicedo, Writer/Director (2007, 30 Minutes, Video)

Joana is a curious teen ready to explore and have sex and willing to go all the way with her boyfriend, Tommy. Not prepared for the situation, Tommy must score some condoms — FAST — but he must first get past the gatekeeper to his bliss: the local pharmacist, who also just happens to be Joana’s father!

8:15PM NEWLATINO FILMMAKERS – FEATURE PRESENTATION



MUNECA, Christina Soto, Writer/Director (2007, 70 Minutes, Video)


You find love in the most unexpected places. All Esteban wants to do, is to be happy and recapture his creative inspiration. With the death of his muse, and best friend, Pepe — a miniature fox terrier — it seems as if everyone in his life is trying to push their idea of a replacement on him with that of a perfect woman. What’s a man to do?

ABOUT THE SERIES

NewLatino Filmmakers showcases emerging Latino filmmakers/producers whose work is contributing toward the face of the Latino Film New Wave and who have not yet had a major commercial theatrical release. It also features non-Latino filmmakers/producers whose films are Latino-themed and/or whose primary subject matter touches upon the Latino/Latin American experience in a respectful manner, and who have not yet had a major commercial theatrical release. The series is now in its six year and is organized in collaboration with New Filmmakers at Anthology Film Archives.

Anthology Film Archives is America’s only year-round film cinematheque and is one of the few festivals in the world today that is entirely curated and administered by filmmakers. Currently celebrating its 35th year of serving the independent film community. (www.anthologyfilmarchives.org)

REAL HAVANA, a Photographic Exhibit of the photos of RODRIGO ARDILES, DEC 6 – JAN 4

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
December 6, 2008
8:00 pm

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OPENING
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 8PM

CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER
107 SUFFOLK STREET, NYC

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

YASMIN ROSARIO, CSV CENTER, 212-260-4080, X 11
MIGUEL TRELLES, 212-260-8728 (LEAVE MESSAGE W. PHONE) OR EMAIL
migueltrelles2001@yahoo.com OR CONTACT THE ARTIST DIRECTLY:
Rodrigo Ardiles rodrigo@creativo.ca

“Real Havana” by Rodrigo Ardiles, a visual documentary series “Real Havana” created by Chilean photographer Rodrigo Ardiles; sets out to capture the simplicity and everyday life of people’s routines in Havana. Ardiles focuses on theinhabitants creativity to survive under a international economic blockade, allowing the spectator to connect with this reality through these images.

“Real Havana” reaches New York after touring Europe and South America; with achieved recognition in Italy at the Latin American photographer’s exhibit “Sguardi dall’america latina” (III edición, Bolognia, Italia).

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, a 501 (C)3 not-for-profit, was founded in 1993. It is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a
collaborative philosophy. It’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation and preservation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture. Yet, it is equally determined to operate in a multi-cultural and inclusive manner, by housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole.

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, continues to be the home to sixteen performing arts and educational organizations – 13 are resident groups (with designated space in the Center) and three are affiliated organizations that use the Center’s facility for rehearsals, creative development and FREE public performances. These are flourishing companies that are enhancing the artistic and cultural life of New York City through their diverse educational workshops and public performances.

“Real Havana” will be inaugurated December 6, 2008, at 8pm, at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center Inc. 107 Suffolk
St, New York, NY 10002 (212) 260-4080. The exhibit will be open to the public, free of charge.

This cultural event is sponsored by L & I Photo and Digital Labs,
1W 22nd. St. New York City, NY Tel. 212.645.5300