Film Series: Beyond Macondo: Gabriel García Márquez and Contemporary Colombian Cinema

Presented by Austin Film Society, various dates, October 2015

Venue: AFS at The Marchesa | 6226 Middle Fiskeville Rd.

Colombia is the new kid on the block in Latin American cinema. As the country Beyond Macondo Thumbnaildramatically increased the scope and quality of film production in recent years, a new generation of Colombian filmmakers exploded onto the world’s stage, with a wide-ranging aesthetic and political sensibility befitting the cultural, social and geographical diversity of this vibrant and complex South American nation.  This film series coincides with a major symposium, “Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy,” to be hosted by UT Austin’s Harry Ransom Center and LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies & Collections, Oct. 28th – 30th. A literary luminary, García Márquez was also a lifelong screenwriter, movie lover, and pivotal supporter of Latin American film industries. “Beyond Macondo” pays homage to his cinematic legacy, showing how contemporary Colombian directors have echoed García Márquez’s deep sense of political justice and love of popular culture, while also expressing their own unique thematic concerns and approaches to filmmaking. Kicking off with a new documentary detailing Márquez’s life and legacy, the series continues with four contemporary narratives and includes special guest appearances by several Colombian filmmakers. – Austin Film Society, Essential Cinema

The films in the Beyond Macondo series include:

GABO: THE CREATION OF GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ by Justin Weber
Thu, October 1, 2015, 7:30 PM

The kick off to our series examining the legacy of Gabriel García Márquez in contemporary Colombian film, AFS presents the brand new documentary about the life and times of the Nobel Prize winning novelist who continues to have a monumental influence on global literature and film. More Info & Tickets>>
LA SIRGA by William Vega
Thu, October 8, 2015, 7:30 PM


In this gorgeously eerie drama set on in the remote Andean highlands, a young Colombian woman traumatized by violence and conflict attempts to recover her sanity at her uncle’s crumbling hostel. More Info & Tickets>>
MATEO by Maria Gamboa
Thu, October 15, 2015, 7:30 PM

Maria Gamboa’s award-winning feature is a high stakes drama based on true events about teenagers in poor, violent neighborhoods of Colombia’s Magdalena River valley. More Info & Tickets>>
LOS HONGOS
Tue, October 20, 2015, 7:30 PM


Director Oscar Ruiz Navia in person!
In the Colombian city of Cali, two graffiti artists navigate the city, spontaneously making the art that is a medium for coping with their surroundings and making their voices heard. Following the two young men around the city, the film is an intimate view of the urban Colombian experience, one that would otherwise go unseen by outsiders. More Info & Tickets>>
THE WIND JOURNEYS
Thu, October 29, 2015, 7:30 PM


Director Ciro Guerra In Person!
A stunning road movie that takes an elderly traveling accordion player and a young apprentice to Colombia’s most beautiful and far-flung corners where unknown adventures await them. While one man is on the first of his journeys, the other claims to be on his last. A selection of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. More Info & Tickets>>

 All films in Spanish with English subtitles

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