2019 NCLAFF

Time Machines | Máquinas del tiempo

Festival Week — October 20 – November 2
All events free and open to the public.

GENERAL PROGRAM

OCT 02 – Wednesday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, Global Education Center, UNC-CH*
Los gigantes no existen | Giants Don’t Exist
Dir. Chema Rodríguez. Guatemala. 2017. 82 min. Spanish with English subtitles. (PRAGDA Series)
*Parking available in parking garage for $1 for the evening.

OPENING FILM – NCLAFF FESTIVAL WEEK
OCT 20 – Sunday – 7pm | Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater, Duke
La Cordillera de los Sueños | The Cordillera of Dreams
Dir. Patricio Guzmán. Chile. 85 minutes. 2019. Spanish with English subtitles.
The evening begins at 7pm with Three Decades of Latin American Film Festivals in the U.S.A., a conversation with José A. (Pepe) Vargas, director and founder of the Chicago Latino Film Festival and Sharon Mujica, founder of the North Carolina Latin American Film Festival.

OCT 21 – Monday – 11.45am – 1pm | Social Science Building 311, Duke Master class with Pepe Vargas.
Economics of Entrepreneurship class with Grace Kim.

OCT 21 – Monday – 12pm | John Hope Franklin Center, Duke
Opening of the exhibit Encantada | Enchanted. The making of Maxakali films. Lunch Talk by Charles Bicalho.

OCT 21 – Monday – 7:00pm | Chelsea Theatre, Chapel Hill
Book launch: Documentary Filmmaking in Contemporary Brazil. Cinematic Archives of the Present (2019), by Professor Gustavo Furtado.

OCT 21 – Monday – 7pm | Chelsea Theatre, Chapel Hill
Branco Sai, Preto Fica | White Out, Black In
Dir. Adirley Queirós. Brazil. 2015. 89 min. Portuguese with English subtitles.
Introduction by Prof. Gustavo Furtado.
(Shown with short film Mãtãnãg: The Enchanted Woman. Dir. Charles Bicalho. Brazil. 2019. 12 min.) Introduction by filmmaker Charles Bicalho.

OCT 22 – Tuesday – 1.25-2:40pm | Duke University, Durham
Master Class with Pepe Vargas.
Legal Issues for the Performing Arts. ECON 379S, with Daniel Ellison

OCT 22 – Tuesday – 7pm | Carolina Theatre, Durham
Pájaros de verano | Birds of Passage

Dir. Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego. Colombia/Mexico/Denmark. 2018. 125 min. Spanish and Wayúu naiki with English subtitles.
(Preceded by short film: Alma no olho (Spirit in the Eye). Dir. Zozimo Bulbul. Brazil. 1974. 11 min.)

OCT 23 – Wednesday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, Global Education Center, UNC-CH*
Special Selection of Short Films from the Chicago Latino Film Festival
Curated and presented by María López. 100 min.
Preceded at 6:30pm by a special event: Three Decades of Programing Latin American Film Festivals in the U.S.A., with Sharon Mújica, founding director of NCLAFF and María López, director of programming for the Chicago Latino Film Festival.
*Parking available in parking garage for $1 for the evening.

OCT 24 – Thursday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, Global Education Center, UNC-CH*
Low Hanging Fruit
. Dir. Kaley Clements. 2019. Mexico-USA. 50 min.

(Preceded by a short film: Konagxeka: The story of the Maxakali’s Flood, Dir. Isael Maxakali and Charles Bicalho. 2016. Brazil. 12 min. Introduction by filmmaker Charles Bicalho)
*Parking available in parking garage for $1 for the evening.

OCT 25 – Friday – 11:15am | Dey Hall 305, UNC-CH* Dis.em.POWER.ed: Puerto Rico’s Perfect Storm (pre-showing)
Dir. Roque Nonini & Producer Sandy Smith-Nonini . Puerto Rico. 2019. 50 min.
Q&A after the film with Cecilio Ortiz García, (Co-Founder National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez), director Roque Nonini and producer Sandy Smith-Nonini. Light lunch will be provided.

OCT 25 – Friday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, Global Education Center, UNC-CH*
Caiga quien caiga | All Can Fall

Dir. Eduardo Guillot. Peru. 2018. 98 min. Spanish with English subtitles.
Preceded at 6:30pm by special event: Duke professor Orin Starn and UNC-CH professor Miguel La Serna discuss their most recent book, The Shining Path: Love, madness and revolution in the Andes (2010). Following the film there will be discussion with Peruvian film scholar Pablo Celis-Castillo from Elon University.
*Parking available in parking garage for $1 for the evening.

OCT 26 – Saturday – 5:30pm | Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke East Campus
Puerto Rico after María: Energy Security and Reconstruction.
Panel discussion with Film Director Roque Nonini, Sandy Smith-Nonini (Anthropology, UNC), Cecilio Ortiz García, (Co-Founder National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez), Elizabeth A. Albright & Dalia Patino-Echeverri (NSOE, Duke), with participation of student groups from UNC-CH & Duke Engage.

*Spanglish food truck will be parked in front between the panel discussion and film screening.

OCT 26 – Saturday – 7pm | Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke East Campus
Dis.em.POWER.ed: Puerto Rico’s Perfect Storm

Dir. Sandy Smith-Nonini & Roque Nonini. Puerto Rico. 2019. 50 min.
Aftermath: Puerto Ricans Rebuild After María
School of Media and Journalism, UNC-CH. Q&A after the film with directors Sandy Smith-Nonini and Roque Nonini. Presented by WGELA.

OCT 27 – Sunday – 7pm | Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke East Campus
Grazing the Amazon,
Dir. Marco Isensee e Sa. Brazil. 2018. 50 min.
Event launching the Duke Graduate Working Group on Rethinking the Amazon. (Shown with short film Kuwoi Wujan Dir: Jose Luis Cote. Colombia. 2018. 5 min. Jiw language with English subtitles.

OCT 28 – Monday – 12pm | Forum for Scholars and Publics (011 Chemistry Building), Duke West Campus
Lunchtime talk with Chelsea Hernández
and Orin Starn
Director Chelsea Hernández and professor Orin Starn will talk about the situation of migrant workers in the U.S. as a preamble to the screening of the film Building the American Dream. With participation of local Arcadio Montoya (Honduras) Owner of Arcadio’s Hardwood Flooring and Cornelio Campos (México) Certified Electrician and Visual Artist.

OCT 28 – Monday – 7pm | Chelsea Theatre, Chapel Hill
José
Dir. Li Cheng. Guatemala/USA. 2018. Discussion led by the Gender and Sexuality Working Group. Shown with short film: Kbela. Dir. Yasmin Thaiiná. Brazil. 2017. 21 min.

OCT 29 – Tuesday – 7pm | John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall (240), Duke
Building the American Dream

Dir. Chelsea Hernández. Ed. Sarah Garrahan. USA. 2019. 75 min.
Followed by Q&A with Chelsea Hernández and Sarah Garrahan.

OCT 30 – Wednesday – 7pm | Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke
The Infiltrators
Dir. Alex Rivera, Cristina Ibarra; Editor/producer Sarah Garrahan. USA. 2018. 95 min.
Followed by Q&A with Alex Rivera and Sarah Garrahan.

NOV 01 – Friday – 8pm | NC Museum of Art (NCMA), Raleigh
Dos Fridas | Two Fridas

Dir. Ishtar Yasin Gutiérrez. Costa Rica/México. 2018. 92 min.

NOV 02 – Saturday – 7pm | Durham Tech Community College, ERC Auditorium
El pueblo soy yo: Venezuela en populismo | I Am the People: Venezuela Under Populism
Special presentation with UPROOTED: The Faces of the Venezuelan Crisis by UNC journalism students. Introduction by Ambassador Patrick Duddy, former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela.

NOV 03 – Sunday – 2pm | NC Museum of Art (NCMA), Raleigh
Sombra verde | Untouched

Dir. Roberto Gavaldón. México. 1954. 85 min.

NOV 04 – Monday – 7pm | Global Education Center, Mandela Auditorium, UNC-CH*
Invasión | Invasion
Dir. Abner Benaím. Panama. 2014. 94 min. PRAGDA series.
*Parking available in parking garage for $1 for the evening.

NOV 17 – Sunday – 2pm | NC Museum of Art (NCMA), Raleigh
Víctimas del pecado | Victims of Sin

Dir. Emilio Fernández. México. 1951. 90 min.

NOV 19 – Tuesday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, Global Education Center, UNC-CH*
Todos Saben | Everybody Knows
Dir. Asghar Farhadi. France/Spain/Italy. 2018. 132 min. PRAGDA series.
*Parking available in parking garage for $1 for the evening.

Festival director: Miguel Rojas-Sotelo

Invited Curator: María López
PRAGDA Series curated by Cristina Carrasco, Manuel Sánchez-Cabrera and Miguel Rojas-Sotelo

Presented by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, with the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Co-sponsors include:  Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Duke, Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC-CH, Department of Romance Studies at UNC-CH, The Energy Initiative at Duke, PRAGDA, Duke Arts of the Moving Image and Screen/Society, Duke MFA EDA program, Duke AAHVS Speaker Series, FHI Social Practice Lab at Duke, Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke, The Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South at Duke, the Carolina Theatre in Durham, Chelsea Theatre in Chapel Hill, and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. 

Special thanks to the Chicago Latino Film Festival.

Note: The NCLAFF is subject to minor changes. Please keep checking the web site.

Festival Locations:

Directions to the Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The garage now charges a fee of $1 for evening parking.

Directions to Richard White Lecture Hall on Duke University’s East Campus. Parking is available in the East Campus lots accessed from Trinity/Epworth Dorm Ln. or on Campus Drive as you enter campus. Parking is free after 5 pm.

Directions to Carolina Theatre in Durham. Free parking in garage across from Carolina Theatre.

Directions to the Rubenstein Arts Center on Duke University’s Central Campus. Parking will be available in the gated lot across the street (Anderson).

Directions to the John Hope Franklin Center. Parking available in Pickens Family Clinic lot across the street (Trent Dr.)

Directions to Durham Technical Community College Auditorium.

Directions to Chelsea Theatre, Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill.

Directions to North Carolina Museum of Art.

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