Ojo salvaje

OjoSalvaje

Ojo salvaje / The Rate’s Cut

A film by Paco Nicolás

6:00PM, Thursday, May 5th, Salvage Vanguard Theater

This short film precedes the screening of the feature Los habitantes de la casa del diablo (The Squatters of the Devil’s House)

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OjoSalvaje

 

Spain, Experimental Documentary, 2015
15 min , Color/Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1991, Rate, a man from Orihuela, Spain, buys a camera for the first time and starts recording his surroundings. For three months, he relentlessly looks for a real story that hasn’t been filmed before. Rate will find out about life’s drama through his wild eye.

International Premiere

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Print Source: Ismael Martín, info@offecam.com


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Maiden of Deception Pass

MaidenOfDeceptionPass

Maiden of Deception Pass: Guardian of Her Samish People

A film by Tracy Rector, Lou Karsen

4:00PM, Saturday, May 7th, Salvage Vanguard Theater

This short film precedes the screening of the feature Juanicas

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MaidenOfDeceptionPass

 

USA, Cultural/Historical Documentary, 2015
27 min, Color
English

Long ago a maiden named Ko-kwahl-alwoot risked her life to save the Samish people from starvation. She did so by agreeing to marry a man of the sea, who threatened to take the plentiful sea-life away from the area if she did not. Her reluctant father demanded that Ko-kwahl-alwoot return annually. But, after about four years of visits, it became increasingly difficult for her to return to the village. And so, today, Ko-kwahl-alwoot lives eternally underwater. THE MAIDEN OF DECEPTION PASS: GUARDIAN OF HER SAMISH PEOPLE tells her story and how tribal history inspires generations of Samish people as they remember her and create and commemorate a statue to the Maiden.

Regional Premiere

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Print Source: Jason Ticknor, jticknor@samishtribe.nsn.us


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Libertad

Libertad

Libertad

A film by Brenda Avila-Hanna

12:00PM, Sunday, May 8th, Salvage Vanguard Theater

This short film precedes the screening of the feature Playing Lecuona

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Libertad

 

USA, Biographical Documentary, 2015
10 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

LIBERTAD features the incredible Alejandra Santiago, an indigenous transwoman from Oaxaca whose life journey transcends multiple borders.

Regional Premiere

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Print Source: Libertad Film, libertaddocumentaryfilm@gmail.com


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Hasta que regrese | Until I Return

Hasta-Que-Regrese

Hasta que regrese / Until I Return

A film by Luisa García

2:00PM, Saturday, May 7th, Salvage Vanguard Theater

This short film precedes the screening of the feature Tú y yo (You and Me)

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Hasta-Que-Regrese

 

Peru, Personal/Cultural Documentary, 2015
18 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

A woman takes a trip to Paucartambo, Peru, her grandmother’s town. During the preparations for a festival there, she meets a dancer who reveals the origin of his faith. Through festivities and reflections, the connection of one’s origins to the self is revealed.

US Premiere

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Print Source: Luisa García Alva, luisagarcia.alva@gmail.com


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Cuba’s Violin

CubasViolin

Cuba’s Violin

A film by Maya Albanese

10:00PM, Thursday, May 5th, Salvage Vanguard Theater

This short film precedes the screening of the feature Vergüenza y respeto (Shame and Respect)

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CubasViolin

 

Cuba/USA, Music Documentary, 2015
18 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Jose Osvaldo is a 16-year-old violin student at the top of his class at Amadeo Roldan, the oldest music conservatory in Havana. But Jose does not have his own violin and has little hope of owning one, because his family, like most in Cuba since the fall of the Soviet Union, does not have the resources to purchase string instruments, let alone keep them serviced regularly. This film is the story of how Jose’s life could be changed by one donation from New York City. And this one gift is representative of the consistent trail of instruments that has been traveling from the U.S. to Cuba despite more than a half century of embargo. Through the story of this violin, the wider issue of the cultural-economic paradox between the U.S. and Cuba is portrayed.

Austin Premiere

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Print Source: Maya Albanese, mayaalbanese@gmail.com


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