2018 NC Latin American Film Festival

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Guest Curator: Gustavo Furtado
Assisted by Manuel Sánchez Cabrera
PRAGDA Series curated by Cristina Carrasco and Miguel Rojas-Sotelo

The 2018 NC Latin American Film Festival brings together an eclectic selection of new films from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Ranging from political documentaries to sci-fi psycho-sexual dramas, from essayistic and autobiographic found (and historical) footage films to irreverent comedies, this diverse constellation of works is united by their cinematic exploration of moments of transformation (the beginning and end of revolutionary armed struggle) — the moments when individuals, communities, or even nations are at crossroads of dangers and/or possibilities.

OCT 03 – Wednesday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, UNC-CH
Historias del Canal | Panama Canal Stories (5 shorts)
Dir. Abner Benaim, Carolina Borrero, Luis Franco Brantley, Pinky Mon, Pituka Ortega-Heilbron. Panama. 2014. 106 min. Spanish and English with English subtitles. (PRAGDA Series)

OCT 04 – Thursday – 7pm | Carolina Theatre, Cinema One, Durham
Ejercicios de memoria | Memory Exercises
Dir. Paz Encina. Argentina, Paraguay, France, Germany. 2016. 70 min. Spanish with English subtitles.

OCT 05 – Friday – 6pm | Mandela Auditorium, UNC-CH
La pantalla luminosa: cine centroamericano actual
Film historian Maria Lourdes Cortés

OCT 05 – Friday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, UNC-CH
Heredera del viento | Heiress of the Wind
Dir. Gloria Carrión. Nicaragua, Cuba. 88 min. 2017. Spanish with English subtitles.

OCT 09 – Tuesday – 7pm | Carolina Theatre, Cinema One, Durham
La Región Salvaje | The Untamed
Dir. Amat Escalante. Mexico. 2017. Spanish with English subtitles.

OCT 10 – Wednesday – 1:25pm | West Duke 105
Pedro Infante Dressed Up as Thor: Mexican Fan Art, Mexican Film History, and Global Media
Lecture by Prof. Anne Rubenstein, Professor of History, York University, Toronto

OCT 12 – Friday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, UNC-CH
El Techo | On the Roof
Dir. Patricia Ramos. Cuba/Nicaragua. 2017. 75 min. Spanish with English subtitles. (PRAGDA Series)

OCT 13 – Saturday – 7pm | Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke University
No intenso agora | In the Intense Now
Dir. João Moreira Salles. Brazil. 2017. 127 min. Portuguese with English subtitles.

OCT 14 – Sunday – 2pm | Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater, (The Ruby), Duke University
El Rey del Once | The Tenth Man
Dir. Daniel Burman. Argentina. 2016. 88 min. Spanish with English subtitles.

OCT 14 – Sunday – 7pm | Silverspot Cinema, Chapel Hill
Desde Allá | From Afar
Dir. Lorenzo Vigas. Venezuela-Mexico. 2015. 94 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Followed by a reception. SOLD OUT!

OCT 16 – Tuesday – 7pm | Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke University
Sergio & Sergei
Dir. Ernesto Darana. Cuba. 2017. 93 min. Spanish with English subtitles.

OCT 25 – Thursday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, UNC-CH
Frágil equilibrio | Delicate Balance
Dir. Guillermo García López. Chile/Mexico/Spain/Uruguay/Japan. 2016. 81 min. Spanish with English subtitles. (PRAGDA Series)

OCT 26 – Friday – 5:30pm | Frederic Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, Duke East Campus
The Crisis of Brazilian Democracy
A conversation with Brazilian filmmaker Maria Augusta Ramos, Prof. John French, and Wesley Hogan, Dir., Center for Documentary Studies. Followed by a reception.

OCT 27 – Saturday – 7pm | Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater, (The Ruby), Duke University
O processo | The Trial
Dir. Maria Augusta Ramos. Brazil. 2018. 137 min.
With the presence of the director. Portuguese with English subtitles.

OCT 29 – Monday – 7pm | Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, UNC-CH
Juízo | Behave
Dir. Maria Augusta Ramos. Brazil. 2007.
Followed by a discussion with Director Maria Augusta Ramos, Prof. Julia Haslett (Dept. of Communications), Prof. China Medel (Dept. of Communications), Prof. Carolina Sá Carvalho (Dept. of Romance Studies) and Dr. Keiji Kunigami (Dept. of Romance Studies). Portuguese with English subtitles.

NOV 1 – Thursday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, UNC-CH
La Soledad | Solitude
Dir. Jorge Thielen-Armand. Venezuela/Canada. 2016. 89 min. Spanish with English subtitles. (PRAGDA Series)

NOV 8 – Thursday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, UNC-CH
The Queen of Spain | La Reina de España
Dir. Fernando Trueba. Spain. 2017. 128 min. Spanish with English subtitles. (PRAGDA Series)

NOV 12 – Monday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, UNC-CH
Vazante
Dir. Daniela Thomas. Brazil. 2017. 116 min. Portuguese with English subtitles.

This event is made possible through funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional sponsors at Duke are the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Duke Brazil Initiative, the Office of Global Affairs, the Rubenstein Arts Center and Screen Society/Arts of the Moving Image.

At UNC-Chapel Hill: The Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA), and the Department of Romance Studies, PRAGDA, and the Spanish Club.

Special thanks to the Carolina Theatre of Durham, and Silverspot Cinema of Chapel Hill.

Festival Locations.

Directions to the Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Directions to Richard White Lecture Hall on Duke University’s East Campus. Parking free after 5 pm.

Directions to Carolina Theatre in Durham.

Directions to the Rubenstein Arts Center on Duke University’s Central Campus.

Directions to Silverspot Cinema in Chapel Hill.

Copyright 2018 | The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University