New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, located at 53 Washington Square South, will host a film series entitled “ShortMetraje,” showcasing short films from Spain. The series opens on Tuesday, February 27, at 7:15 p.m. and runs every other Tuesday through May 1. All screenings are free and open to the public; the films are in Spanish with English subtitles. For further information call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc. The series is curated by Marta Sánchez.
Featured in the series is the Academy-Award nominated film Eramos Pocos (One Too Many), nominated for “Best Live Action Short Film”; this film will be screened on March 20, along with La Ruta Natural (The Natural Route), which won the International Jury Prize for Short Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006.
A schedule of films follows:
Feb. 27 Avatar (Lluís Quíllez); El cerco (Ricardo Íscar, Nacho Martín), recipient of the best European short film award at the Berlin Film Festival; Amar (Esteban Crespo); Maxima Pena (Juanjo Giménez); K (Juan Simons); and Ponys (David Planell).
Mar. 20 La Ruta Natural (Àlex Pastor), winner at Sundance and nominated for the Spanish Academy Award; Verano o los defectos de Andrés (Jorge Torregrosa); El Intruso (David Canovas); Sofia (Alvaro Brechner); Contracuerpo (Eduardo Chapero-Jackson); and Eramos Pocos (Borja Cobeaga), nominated for an Academy Award.
Apr. 3 Banal (David Planell); Hiyab (Xavi Sala), winner of 20 different film awards; Sarean (Asier Altuna); Nana Mia (Veronica Cerdan); En el Hoyo (David Martín de los Santos); and La explicación (Curro Novallas).
Apr. 17 Sintonía (Jose Mari Goenaga); La Gallina Ciega (Isabel Herguera), nominated for the Goya Prize for Best Animated Short; Siempre quise trabajar en una fábrica (Esteban Crespo); Boletos Por Favor (Lucas Figueroa); Coolness (Daniel Rebner); and Clases particulares (Alauda Ruiz de Azúa).
May 1 Teki (Alberto Esteban); Botellón (Tomás Silberman); Cómo jugar a polis y cacos (Alejo Levis); MORIRDORMIRSONAR (Miguel del Arco); Globos (Carlos Lorenzo, Roberto Pérez Toledo, Pedro A. Loma); Valle Paraíso (Eduardo Martín Julve); and Corrientes Circulares (Mikel Alvariño). Alejo Levis will be present for a Q&A.