Latin American Film Festival at NYU, Feb. 24 through March 2


The Latin American Film Festival at New York University will present 12 recent feature films and documentaries from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Uruguay. The festival takes place at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, unless otherwise indicated. The films are free and open to the public. Film directors will be present at select screenings.

The Latin American Film Festival at New York University will present 12 recent feature films and documentaries from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Uruguay. The festival takes place at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, unless otherwise indicated.  The films are free and open to the public. Film directors will be present at select screenings. For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc or the festival blog page: http://laffatnyu2011.wordpress.com/

Schedule of films:
Thurs., Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
Cochochi (Dirs.: Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas. Mexico. 87 min. 2007)
Synopsis: Drama about two indigenous brothers from northwest Mexico who set off on a journey that becomes longer than expected. (Spanish and Rarámuri with English and Spanish subtitles.)
*Directors present for Q&A after the screening.

Fri., Feb. 25
Location: 13-19 University Place, Room 102
6 p.m.
Gatos Viejos / Old Cats (Dir.: Sebastián Silva and Pedro Peirano. Chile. 88 min. 2010)
Synopsis: Drama about an older couple whose well-ordered life is thrown into chaos by a broken-down elevator and the arrival of their wild-child daughter. (Spanish with English subtitles.)

8 p.m
El Vuelco del Cangrejo / Crab Trap (Dir. Oscar Ruíz Navia. Colombia. 95 min. 2009)
Synopsis: Drama about a feud between the leader of a native Afro-Colombian community and a white landowner who wants to build a hotel on the beach. (Spanish with English subtitles.)

Sat., Feb. 26
6 p.m.
Rehje (Dir.: Anais Huerta and Raul Cuesta. Mexico. 67 min. 2009)
Synopsis: A documentary that follows a woman who returns to her home town of Mazahua after living in Mexico City for forty years and encounters a water scarcity that threatens the town’s existence. (Spanish and Mazahua with English and Spanish subtitles.)

7:15 p.m
Esencia / Essence (Dir. Sol Ga 500

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