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The permanent home of the Denver Film Society, the Sie FilmCenter is Denver's only year-round cinematheque, presenting first-run exclusives and art house revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary - all shown in their original language and format. Whether it is a unique opportunity to meet the filmmaker during a Q&A, or a private event for your organization, the Denver Film Society it committed to bringing communities together through a unique film experience. The Sie FilmCenter is also available for special events, receptions, and corporate meetings.

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Almodóvar en Total
Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018

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Join the Denver Film Society for a complete 20-film retrospective in August. Almodóvar’s signature style blends camp, irreverent humor, pop culture reference, vibrant colors and scenery and has stimulated art-house audiences for years....

Almodóvar en Total <p>Join the Denver Film Society for a complete 20-film retrospective in August. Almodóvar’s signature style blends camp, irreverent humor, pop culture reference, vibrant colors and scenery and has stimulated art-house audiences for years.</p> <p>Almodóvar en Total is presented by DFS and organized by Keith Garcia, former DFS Programming Manager turned filmmaker and contributing writer for Westword. Special presentations throughout the series will be hosted by the Director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, and author of “Pedro Almodóvar,” Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.</p> <p>The series kicks off August 1 with the director’s first-and rarely screening- film, Pepi, Luci, Bom And Other Girls Like Mom (1980) and explore four distinct phases in the director’s career: <br />Pedro Finds His Voice (week one) <br />Almodóvar’s Sexy Stride (week two) <br />Pedro Remembers (week three) and <br />Neo-Modovar (week 4), including his latest film Julieta</p> <p>Individual screening tickets go on sale closer to the series.</p> <p>Full list of films (by week) in Almodóvar en Total:</p> <p>Week One: Pedro Finds His Voice (August 1 &#8211; 10) <br />Pepi, Luci, Bom And Other Girls Like Mom (Pepi, Luci, Bom, y otras chicas del montón). 1980. 82 min. <br />Labyrinth of Passion (Laberinto de pasiones). 1982. 100 min. <br />Dark Habits (Entre tinieblas). 1983. 114 min. <br />What Have I Done to Deserve This? (¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto?). 1984. 101 min. <br />Matador. 1986. 110 min. <br />Law of Desire (La ley del deseo). 1987. 102 min. <br />Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios). 1988. 90 min.</p> <p>Week Two: Almodóvar’s Sexy Stride (August 11 &#8211; 17) <br />Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (¡Átame!). 1990. 111 min. <br />High Heels (Tacones lejano). 1991. 112 min. <br />Kika. 1993. 114 min. <br />Live Flesh (Carne trémula). 1997. 103 min.</p> <p>Week Three: Pedro Remembers (August 18 &#8211; 24) <br />The Flower of My Secret (La flor de mi secreto). 1995. 103 min <br />All about My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre). 1999. 101 min. <br />Talk to Her (Hable con ella). 2002. 112 min. <br />Bad Education (La mala educación). 2004. 106 min.</p> <p>Week Four: Neo-Modovar (August 25 &#8211; 31) <br />Volver. 2006. 121 min. <br />Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos). 2009. 127 min. <br />The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito). 2011. 120 min. <br />I’m So Excited! (Los amantes pasajeros). 2013. 90 min. <br />Julieta. 2016. 99 min.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Almodóvar En Total: Bad Education
Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017

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Enrique (Fele Martínez) is a young, talented film director. Actor Ignacio (Gael García Bernal) turns up in his office to look for work and identifies himself as a childhood friend. Enrique doesn’t recognize this man in front of him, but his...

Almodóvar En Total: Bad Education <p>Enrique (Fele Martínez) is a young, talented film director. Actor Ignacio (Gael García Bernal) turns up in his office to look for work and identifies himself as a childhood friend. Enrique doesn’t recognize this man in front of him, but his reaction to the name Ignacio signals a deeply intertwined past. Ignacio hands Enrique a story he has written and asks Enrique to consider turning it into a film—and casting him in the leading role. The story turns out to be based on their childhood in a Catholic boarding school, where they fell in love but were pulled apart by Father Manolo (Daniel Giménez Cacho), who was obsessed with Ignacio and sexually abused him. As the picture unfolds, moving between past and present, facts, fiction, fantasy, and identity keep shifting. Bad Education is a film noir/melodrama hybrid layered with shadowy pasts and unexpected twists. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Almodóvar En Total: Talk To Her
Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017

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Talk to Her opens with choreographer Pina Bausch’s quietly stirring dance theater piece Café Müller. Two female dancers (including the choreographer herself), seemingly in their sleep, move unpredictably on a dance floor filled with random...

Almodóvar En Total: Talk To Her <p>Talk to Her opens with choreographer Pina Bausch’s quietly stirring dance theater piece Café Müller. Two female dancers (including the choreographer herself), seemingly in their sleep, move unpredictably on a dance floor filled with random chairs and tables. A male dancer feverishly removes each obstacle along their paths to keep the women from getting hurt. A man sobs in the audience. This affecting opening sets the stage for a film about two men in love with two women in comas. One man commits a crime and both are left in despair in a story that is touching, sympathetic, and unnerving. Almodóvar won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.</p> <p>Saturday screenings will have an extended introduction by Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz, Ph.D. <br />Director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado/Boulder and author of the book, Pedro Almodovar.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Almodóvar En Total: All About My Mother
Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017

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Manuela (Cecilia Roth) works in a Madrid hospital, where she persuades bereaved family members to donate the organs of their deceased loved ones. One night, she takes her teenage son Esteban to see a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire....

Almodóvar En Total: All About My Mother <p>Manuela (Cecilia Roth) works in a Madrid hospital, where she persuades bereaved family members to donate the organs of their deceased loved ones. One night, she takes her teenage son Esteban to see a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire. Esteban is so captivated by actress Huma Rojo (Marisa Paredes) that he runs to obtain her autograph after the show, but he is killed accidentally. All of a sudden, Manuela finds herself on the more difficult side of the transplant conversation. Grief-stricken, she travels to Barcelona to find Esteban’s father, now a transsexual prostitute named Lola (Toni Cantó). This is where she runs into another transsexual friend, Agrado (Antonia San Juan), and a pregnant young nun named Sister Rosa (Penelope Cruz). Coincidentally, Huma Rojo has also arrived to continue her performance tour. Each woman will provide comfort to one another in this deeply felt portrait of sisterhood and compassion. The film won several major international awards, including an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.</p> <p>Saturday screenings will have an extended introduction by Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz, Ph.D. <br />Director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado/Boulder and author of the book, Pedro Almodovar.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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In his enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Even in this early work, Tati was brilliantly toying with the devices (silent visual gags,...

J'adore Ciné Club: Jour de fete <p>In his enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Even in this early work, Tati was brilliantly toying with the devices (silent visual gags, minimal yet deftly deployed sound effects) and exploring the theme (the absurdity of our increasing reliance on technology) that would define his cinema.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Almodóvar En Total: Volver
Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 29, 2017

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Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) and Sole (Lola Dueñas) are sisters in a working-class neighborhood south of Madrid whose parents died a few years prior in a tragic fire. One day, their dead mother Irene (Carmen Maura) returns as a ghost to resolve...

Almodóvar En Total: Volver <p>Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) and Sole (Lola Dueñas) are sisters in a working-class neighborhood south of Madrid whose parents died a few years prior in a tragic fire. One day, their dead mother Irene (Carmen Maura) returns as a ghost to resolve issues with Raimunda, who is busy dealing with her husband’s death and calming her daughter. Mysteries unfold in this story filled with death, incest, adultery, murder, fear, and humor. The ensemble cast of six female actors jointly won the Best Actress award at Cannes, and Cruz became the first Spaniard to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Almodóvar En Total: Broken Embraces
Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017

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The news of the death of powerful Madrilenian businessman Ernesto Martel (José Luis Gómez) forces Harry Caine (Lluís Homar), a blind man who was once a film writer/director, to confront his tragic past. Magdalena (Penélope Cruz) was the...

Almodóvar En Total: Broken Embraces <p>The news of the death of powerful Madrilenian businessman Ernesto Martel (José Luis Gómez) forces Harry Caine (Lluís Homar), a blind man who was once a film writer/director, to confront his tragic past. Magdalena (Penélope Cruz) was the star of Caine’s last feature, Girls and Suitcases, with a plot similar to Almodóvar’s 1998 film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Although she was Martel’s much-younger girlfriend at the time, the director and actress fell ferociously in love during filming. The film-within-a-film, combining multiple genres, brings together love, obsession, voyeurism, and melancholy in a moving meditation on filmmaking and cinema.</p> <p>Saturday screenings will have an extended introduction by Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz, Ph.D. <br />Director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado/Boulder and author of the book, Pedro Almodovar.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Almodóvar En Total: I'm So Excited
Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017

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Something has gone wrong with the landing gear of a plane en route from Madrid to Mexico City. Is drugging the passengers and entertaining them with music and dance the best way to maintain calm? Find out in this absurd, raucous comedy...

Almodóvar En Total: I'm So Excited <p>Something has gone wrong with the landing gear of a plane en route from Madrid to Mexico City. Is drugging the passengers and entertaining them with music and dance the best way to maintain calm? Find out in this absurd, raucous comedy featuring an outlandish crew and a group of eccentric passengers. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Almodóvar En Total: The Skin I Live In
Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017

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Robert Legard (Antonio Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, turns his mysterious mansion into an underground operating room where he unscrupulously seeks to create a skin that could have saved his deceased wife, who was badly burned in an...

Almodóvar En Total: The Skin I Live In <p>Robert Legard (Antonio Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, turns his mysterious mansion into an underground operating room where he unscrupulously seeks to create a skin that could have saved his deceased wife, who was badly burned in an accident. Vera (Elena Anaya), with a shocking past to be revealed later, is Legard’s involuntary specimen and captive human sculpture. Based on Thierry Jonquet’s French novel Mygale (titled Tarantula for its English translation), this film reunites Almódovar with Banderas for the first time since Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990), which also dealt with the story of a captor and his captive. The Skin I Live In is a psychological thriller and horror story of unmatched cruelty and madness.</p> <p>Saturday screenings will have an extended introduction by Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz, Ph.D. <br />Director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado/Boulder and author of the book, Pedro Almodovar.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Almodóvar En Total: Julieta
Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017

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Almodóvar’s latest film is inspired by a trio of short stories from Canadian writer Alice Munroe’s Runaway. Julieta has been estranged from her daughter for years, and multiple flashbacks tell the sorrowful story how she tried to put aside...

Almodóvar En Total: Julieta <p>Almodóvar’s latest film is inspired by a trio of short stories from Canadian writer Alice Munroe’s Runaway. Julieta has been estranged from her daughter for years, and multiple flashbacks tell the sorrowful story how she tried to put aside the past but must confront it to move forward. What is revealed is a past filled with love, youthful passion, death, loss, and regret. Almodóvar injects a touch of Hitchcockian mystery and fatalism to make this family melodrama uniquely engrossing.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Suspiria
Sep 1, 2017

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One Night Only! Fri, September 1st at 10pm. Recently discovered uncut Italian 35mm film print! For Argento, working in the horror genre is a license to experiment in pure, unfettered style. His films are fairy tale constructions at once...

Suspiria <p>One Night Only! Fri, September 1st at 10pm. <br />Recently discovered uncut Italian 35mm film print!</p> <p>For Argento, working in the horror genre is a license to experiment in pure, unfettered style. His films are fairy tale constructions at once grim and florid, perhaps none grander than Suspiria, in which Jessica Harper’s American ballet dancer arrives at an exclusive academy in Germany where she discovers a dark past and occult forces at work in the present. With some of Argento’s most perversely ingenious set pieces, a plum part for former Fritz Lang muse Joan Bennett, and a spine-tingling theme by Goblin that will haunt you to the grave.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Romain is 23 years old. He would like to be a writer but, for now, he is a night watchman in a hotel. His father is 62 years old. He goes into retirement and pretends not to care. His roommate is 24 years old. He thinks only of one thing:...

J'adore Ciné Club: Les Souvenirs <p>Romain is 23 years old. He would like to be a writer but, for now, he is a night watchman in a hotel. His father is 62 years old. He goes into retirement and pretends not to care. His roommate is 24 years old. He thinks only of one thing: to seduce a girl, by any means and by all means. Her grandmother is 85 years old. She finds herself in a retirement home and wonders what she does with all these old people. One day his father disembarks in disaster. His grandmother disappeared. She escaped somehow. Romain goes looking for him, somewhere in his memories </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

CineLatino
Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

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CineLatino is a 4-day, cultural celebration of Latino Cinema. With 15 titles, the festival features a healthy mix of feature and documentary films, along with new and repertory titles. The Festival will take place during Hispanic Heritage...

CineLatino <p>CineLatino is a 4-day, cultural celebration of Latino Cinema. With 15 titles, the festival features a healthy mix of feature and documentary films, along with new and repertory titles.<br />The Festival will take place during Hispanic Heritage month, on September 21-24, 2017 at the Denver Film Society’s Sie FilmCenter. The Denver Film Society is proud to recognize the contribution of Latinos in the world of cinema and celebrate the culture with premieres, interactive projects, receptions and special events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Peru is internationally renowned for its cuisine and has been establishing itself to top even France and China’s gastronomy. Its main specialty, the Ceviche, has a few key ingredients that will differ from region to region. Traveling from...

CineLatino Opening Night: Ceviche’s DNA <p>Peru is internationally renowned for its cuisine and has been establishing itself to top even France and China’s gastronomy. Its main specialty, the Ceviche, has a few key ingredients that will differ from region to region.</p> <p>Traveling from the Northern coast to the Amazon rainforest to Lima, this documentary will allow you to meet acclaimed chefs — such as Javier Wong and Gaston Acurio — fisherman and historians alike, making this culinary journey a most delectable experience!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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The first fiction feature by accomplished documentarian Natalia Almada is inspired by Hannah Arendt’s idea that bureaucratic dehumanization is the worst form of violence. Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza gives a haunting, unsentimental...

CineLatino FF: Everything Else <p>The first fiction feature by accomplished documentarian Natalia Almada is inspired by Hannah Arendt’s idea that bureaucratic dehumanization is the worst form of violence. Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza gives a haunting, unsentimental performance as Dona Flor, an elderly government clerk who punishes her clients as unreasonably as life has punished her. But when she loses the last living creature she cares for, she goes into crisis. Dona Flor virtually shuts her eyes to everyone around her; not so Almada, who reveals a cross-section of Mexico City’s population that remains resilient despite oppression by a corrupt and violent power structure.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Gael García Bernal is effortlessly charming in this hilarious culture-shock comedy about a womanizing Mexican actor whose wife abandons him in the dead of night. Lovesick and a bit bullheaded, he tracks her down to a writer’s conference in...

CineLatino FF: You’re Killing Me, Susana <p>Gael García Bernal is effortlessly charming in this hilarious culture-shock comedy about a womanizing Mexican actor whose wife abandons him in the dead of night. Lovesick and a bit bullheaded, he tracks her down to a writer’s conference in Iowa, provoking one international incident after another as he pursues her across the border. Soon, this couple will test the limits of their patience—and their love.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

CineLatino FF: Chavela
Sep 23, 2017

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Chavela is the captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame. Born in...

CineLatino FF: Chavela <p>Chavela is the captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.</p> <p>Born in Costa Rica in 1919, Chavela Vargas ran away to Mexico City as a teenager to sing in the streets. By the 1950s, she became a household name in her adopted country, delivering her performances with a raw passion and unique voice. Just as influential were her cultural contributions; Chavela was a bold, rebellious, sexual pioneer who was known for having many female lovers at a time when being out in Mexico was dangerous.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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25th Anniversary Screening! Filmed in two weeks on a budget of 7,000 dollars, El Mariachi was one of the singular pleasures of the early 90’s. Kind-spirited guitarist El Mariachi (Carlos M. Gallardo) simply wants to wander through life as...

CineLatino FF: El Mariachi <p>25th Anniversary Screening!</p> <p>Filmed in two weeks on a budget of 7,000 dollars, El Mariachi was one of the singular pleasures of the early 90’s. Kind-spirited guitarist El Mariachi (Carlos M. Gallardo) simply wants to wander through life as his father and grandfather did, with a song in his heart and a smile on his lips. He wanders into a small mob-run town, guitar case in hand. It so happens that the local criminal element is awaiting the arrival of vicious hit man Azul (Reinol Martinez), who is well known for carrying his weapons in...a guitar case. Just when you think you've got a lock on what's going to happen next, director Robert Rodriguez throws us for a loop, unexpectedly alternating whimsical comedy with graphic violence.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Arrested after a violent gas-station robbery, troubled Santiago youth Tano is remanded to the custody of his father Javier, an auto mechanic living in the small mountain community of Wallmapu. Soon the wayward teen befriends shy, awkward...

CineLatino FF: Mala Junta <p>Arrested after a violent gas-station robbery, troubled Santiago youth Tano is remanded to the custody of his father Javier, an auto mechanic living in the small mountain community of Wallmapu. Soon the wayward teen befriends shy, awkward Cheo, whose indigenous Mapuche community fights against the displacement and destruction wrought by a massive local pulp mill. The connection between the two boys quickly deepens against the pressures of schoolyard cruelty and the troubled home lives of each, forcing a reckoning in either boy with himself and the world around him in this extraordinary debut feature from writer and director Claudia Huaiquimilla. Following her multiple-award-winning short "San Juan, the Longest Night," Huaiquimilla, along with co-writer Pablo Greene, brilliantly weaves together themes both grand and intimate—a rich human tapestry played against an urgent social and environmental crisis. Rooted in strong performances and assured direction, Bad Influence is a heartfelt call to arms touching both heart and conscience.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

CineLatino FF: Paulina
Sep 23, 2017

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Paulina, the daughter of an eminent left-wing judge, suspends her legal education and the prospects of a promising political career to travel to an indigenous community of extreme poverty on Argentina's border with Paraguay and Brazil. She...

CineLatino FF: Paulina <p>Paulina, the daughter of an eminent left-wing judge, suspends her legal education and the prospects of a promising political career to travel to an indigenous community of extreme poverty on Argentina's border with Paraguay and Brazil. She is determined to nurture 'from the inside' a project of civil rights education, but her Guarani-speaking high-school students resist her civics lessons - and she quickly learns that gaining their trust won't be an easy task. These subtly illuminating encounters reverberate in the aftermath of the central event of the film - a harrowing sexual assault by a group of young men. Paulina's unfathomable actions, and the limits of social justice, are examined unflinchingly in this 'social thriller' of will and sacrifice.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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This Venice Film Festival award-winning crowd-pleaser tells the story of a Nobel Prize-winning novelist who lives in Barcelona, but writes exclusively about his hometown in Argentina, a place he hasn’t visited in 40 years. Invited to...

CineLatino FF: The Distinguished Citizen <p>This Venice Film Festival award-winning crowd-pleaser tells the story of a Nobel Prize-winning novelist who lives in Barcelona, but writes exclusively about his hometown in Argentina, a place he hasn’t visited in 40 years. Invited to receive the “Distinguished Citizen” award in his small hometown, he surprises his assistant at first by accepting, and then shocks her when he says he will go alone. The people and places on which his novels are based are there to greet him when he arrives, including several citizens who became characters in his books, and are none too happy to see him. Darkly comedic, deeply relatable, and artfully crafted, The Distinguished Citizen reminds us that you really can’t go home again.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Closing Night Reception precedes the film, starting at 6:00pm, in Henderson’s Lounge. As the new millennium began, one news story captured the attention and hearts of nearly every American. On Thanksgiving 1999, a young Cuban boy named...

CineLatino Closing Night: Elian <p>Closing Night Reception precedes the film, starting at 6:00pm, in Henderson’s Lounge.</p> <p>As the new millennium began, one news story captured the attention and hearts of nearly every American. On Thanksgiving 1999, a young Cuban boy named Elián González was found floating in the Florida Straits by himself after his mother drowned trying to seek refuge in the United States. Before long, the 5-year-old González became the centerpiece of an intense custody battle between his father back in Cuba and his relatives in Miami, which, in turn, brought attention to the long-brewing tensions between Fidel Castro’s Cuba and the U.S.</p> <p>Throughout the news coverage, though, one voice was too young to join the heated international conversation: that of Elián himself. Eighteen years later, in the wake of Fidel Castro’s monumental death last November, Elian lets the now 23-year-old tell his story, along with the other key players, of one of the biggest news events in modern times. Executive produced by Alex Gibney, Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell use Elián’s intimate details as the jumping-off point for a powerfully relevant historical account.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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In October 1988, 14 men were murdered by the Venezuelan military in El Amparo, a village near the Arauca River. The victims were fishermen, but the military claimed they were guerilla fighters. This painful atrocity and its tumultuous...

CineLatino FF: El Amparo <p>In October 1988, 14 men were murdered by the Venezuelan military in El Amparo, a village near the Arauca River. The victims were fishermen, but the military claimed they were guerilla fighters. This painful atrocity and its tumultuous aftermath are the subject of Rober Calzadilla’s haunting first feature. Based on a play by Calzadilla and scriptwriter Karin Valecillos, El Amparo invests much time in its characters, their relationships and way of life, while, in a masterstroke of directorial judiciousness, the massacre itself is elided, its horrors left to our imagination. This is a profound meditation on how communities contend with outrage and grief, and the troubling question of who gets to control historical truth.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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These three films were guided by Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program in collaboration with La Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (EICTV) and The Guardian multimedia program. House for Sale (Casa en Venta) After more than 50 years,...

CineLatino FF: Made in Cuba <p>These three films were guided by Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program in collaboration with La Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (EICTV) and The Guardian multimedia program.</p> <p>House for Sale (Casa en Venta) <br />After more than 50 years, the ban on individuals in Cuba selling their houses was lifted in 2011. Three Cubans invite us into their homes—full of memories, souvenirs, and family members—to hear their "sales pitch."</p> <p>Connection (Conectifai) <br />ETECSA—Cuba’s only telephone company—installed Wi-Fi routers in 18 public parks in 2016. For many Cubans, this meant being able to go online for the first time. This film shows us how Cubans of all ages initially explore social media, online dating, and more.</p> <p>Great Muy Bien <br />The United States restored diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2015, making it no longer unrealistic for Cubans to dream of one day living and working abroad. Cubans of all ages and diverse aspirations enroll at the makeshift Big Ben English school in Havana. <br />SECTION Special Events</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Actor Jean Jean will be in-person following the screening for a Q&A! Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must defeat...

CineLatino FF: Woodpeckers <p>Actor Jean Jean will be in-person following the screening for a Q&amp;A!</p> <p>Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must defeat the distance that separates them by using a sign language created by the inmates in Najayo, called "Woodpecking," enabling them to effectively communicate and develop personal and even intimate relationships without the knowledge of dozens of guards. Using real prison locations and non-actors throughout, Woodpeckers is also based on real events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

CineLatino FF: X500
Sep 24, 2017

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Set in Mexico, Colombia, and Canada, X500 tells the stories of three young migrants, each of whom goes through a metamorphosis following the death of a loved one. Thousands of kilometers apart, their paths never cross but rather echo one...

CineLatino FF: X500 <p>Set in Mexico, Colombia, and Canada, X500 tells the stories of three young migrants, each of whom goes through a metamorphosis following the death of a loved one. Thousands of kilometers apart, their paths never cross but rather echo one another thematically, combining to create a panoramic survey of personal change in vastly different surroundings.</p> <p>Maria is a Filipino woman who recently moved to Montreal with her grandmother and is now trying to find her place in the community and her new country. David leaves his rural Mexican town to get to the city, where the physically demanding job he finds leads him to befriend a gay punk who guides him into an alternative life. Colombian fisherman Alex wants to make an honest living to support his family, but can't break his involvement with the criminal gangs that run the area. The violence that permeates each character's milieu proves difficult to escape — especially when engaging in that very violence seems the easiest path to acceptance. All three of them will undergo mental, emotional, and even physical transformations in order to make their way in their new worlds.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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