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Bobô A film by Inês Oliveira

Portugal, Drama/Family Drama, 201380 min, Digital, ColorPortuguese with English subtitles

Thursday, April 24 - 4PMAlamo Village 3

Saturday, April 26 - 11:30 PMAlamo Village 2

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Saya: Dance and Survival in an Afro-Bolivian Village

Saya: Dance and Survival in an Afro-Bolivian Village

Bolivia, Music/Human Rights Documentary, 201221 min, HDV, Color/Black & WhiteSpanish with English subtitles

 

This documentary reveals how the elders and ancestors of the people of a small Bolivian community worked under a form of slavery that persisted until the 1950s. Community members still perform dances rooted in their African cultural heritage. The dance troupe performs in the plaza of a nearby tourist town before an audience of local indigenous people, rich weekenders from the Bolivian capital, and international tourists. The film highlights the dilemmas of cultural survival and emergence for an endangered subculture in an era of globalization.

 

World Premierewww.landlockedfilms.com

Print Source: Beret E. Strong - Landlocked Films, beret@landlockedfilms.com

 

 

 

Dia de PretoDay of Black

Marcial Renato, Marcos Felipe Delfino, Daniel Mattos

Brazil, Surrealist Drama/Mystery/Satire, 201190 min, DVCPro50, ColorPortuguese with English subtitles

At the time of slavery, every day was a "day of black" in Brazil. But somewhere in the past, one of the slaves became the first free Brazilian black man. This is the backdrop to the saga of a young worker today in the eternal quest for freedom. The black man is now the driver of a wealthy family, involved with the daughter of his boss in the theft of a sacred relic. Pursued by the girl's boyfriend, he spends a crazy night in a mall, facing a series of bizarre characters. After a journey of life and death, our hero learns that there are days when the night sucks, and some stories do not end ever. Dia de Preto has played at various film festivals around the world, including recently at the Chicago Latino Film Festival; this film also features an outstanding soundtrack which was honored with Best Score by the Sunset International Film Festival, LA.

Regional Premiere

www.diadepreto.com.br

Marcos Felipe has a degree in Radio and TV from UFRJ and post graduate degrees in Screenwriting from UESA and Audiovisual Regulation from UFRJ. Since 2006, he's worked as a regulator for ANCINE in Brazil.Daniel Mattos also graduated from UFRJ and holds MA and PhD degrees in Communication from the same institution. Marcial Renato is a graduate in Communication with an MA in Literature from UFRJ. Marcial was a producer for TV Globo and currently acts as a regulator for ANCINE. Dia de Preto is the first feature written, produced and directed by these collaborators.

Producer: Marcial RenatoProduction Companies: DEMIANScreenwriter: Marcial Renato, Marcos Felipe Delfino, Daniel MattosCinematographer: Gustavo Nasr, Marcos Felipe DelfinoEditor: Marcos Felipe DelfinoSound Design: Marcos Felipe DelfinoMusic: João Vianna, Nado Zicker, Denis PortoCast: Marcelo Batista, Vanessa Galvão, Guilherme Almeida, Paulo Abreu, Ricardo Bonaverti, Raul Ferreira, Naiara Hawaii, Andrea Cassali, Heráclito Junior, Deivid AraújoPrint Source: Marcos Felipe Delfino, mafelipe@gmail.com, filme@diadepreto.com.br

Thursday, April 26 - 3:30 PM

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Hit Me with Music

Miquel Galofré

Jamaica/Spain, Music Documentary, 201175 min, HD CAM, ColorEnglish, Patoise with English subtitles

Jamaica continues to be on top of the world-wide music scene. Reggae has evolved to produce a new genre, Dancehall. The Dancehall phenomenon is unstoppable in Jamaica and the rest of the world. Artists, dancers, and local teenagers explain the content of the controversial Dancehall lyrics and the lifestyle created by the music. This film presents and represents the urban street culture and lifestyle that fuels and is born out of Dancehall, and captures the elements of dance which form an integral part of nightlife in Kingston. Hit Me with Music won Best Documentary and the People's Choice Award at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.

US Premiere

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Miquel Galofré was born in Barcelona in 1970. For more than two decades, he worked as a director, cameraman, and editor for the Spanish TV industry. In 2005 he made his first short Gua! Pa!. His first documentary feature Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? was made in 2009.

Producer: Nando Garcia GueretaProduction Companies: Nice TimeScreenwriter: Laura CarullaCinematographer: Miquel GalofréEditor: Miquel GalofréSound Design: Xavier ClaraPrint Source: Miquel Galofré, mikegalloper@hotmail.com

Thursday, April 26 - 8:30 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

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El destelloThe Flicker

Gabriel Szollosy

Uruguay, Biographical/Social Issue Documentary, 201180 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

This is the story of Horacio, the grandchild of a slave taken from Africa to Latin America, long after the abolition of slavery. Horacio is a family man who works as a lighthouse keeper on a solitary island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Horacio was raised to serve. Some years ago, a series of unexpected events changed his life forever. His first harrowing experience was surviving a horrific boat crash. He later joined Uruguay's peacekeeping force and was sent to serve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country of his ancestors. The journey, which began as a means of economic progress, soon became a journey to his own past and the roots of his family. El destello recently screened at É Todo Verdade and BAFICI.

Regional Premiere

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Gabriel Szollosy has been making films since 1992. His documentaries, filmed on four continents, have been presented in the most renowned international film festivals and have received numerous awards. Gabriel is a member of the training committee of the Encuentro Nacional de Documentalistas (ENDOC) and the Latin American and Caribbean Documentary Filmmakers Network. He is the co-founder of Librecine, an international production company.

Producer: Anna JancsóProduction Companies: LibrecineScreenwriter: Gabriel SzollosyCinematographer: Nyika JancsóEditor: Fernando EpsteinSound Design: Fabián Oliver, Pablo BenedettoMusic: Max RichterCast: Horacio PereiraPrint Source: Gabriel Szollosy, gabriel@librecine.com

Friday, April 27 - 12:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

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Boys of Summer

Keith Aumont

USA/Curaçao, Documentary, 2010 93 min, HD, Color Papiamentu, English with English subtitles

 

On a tiny Caribbean island, the Curaçao All-Stars have competed at the Little League World Series for an incredible seven consecutive years. They routinely beat teams from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in the hopes of making it to the finals in the US. Over the course of one season, the boys face injuries and obstacles as they try to keep the winning streak alive. Team manager Vernon Isabella and his players learn the meaning of national pride in a story that travels from a humble island ball field to the international spotlight and back.

 

Texas Premiere

www.boysofsummerfilm.com

 

Keith Aumont is the director of two previous short films, American Exquisite and Joint Custody. Boys of Summer is his first feature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Producer: Ariana Garfinkel Production Companies: The Putty Division, Reno Productions Cinematographer: Keith Aumont Editor: Keiran Watson-Bonnice Sound Design: Carmine Degennaro Music: Jay Israelson Print Source: Ariana Garfinkel, ariana@boysofsummerfilm.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterTue. April 26 6:00 PM FREE!