WIFI Cuban Showcase 2013 - Film Line-Up

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FILM LINE-UP

(Schedule changes are possible, so check back to keep up to date.)

A LA HORA DE LA SOPA (SOUP TIME)

Gretel Medina, 2008
Fiction
6 minutes

A man and a woman, sitting at the table, unleash the miseries of a life of mutual dependence.

Monday, March 11, 7:00pm - USC School of Cinematic Arts – Los Angeles, CA

 BLANCO ES MI PELO, NEGRA MI PIEL (WHITE IS MY HAIR, BLACK IS MY SKIN)

Marina Ochoa, 1997
Documentary
20 minutes

Four moments in the life of María de los Reyes Castillo (Reyita), 95 years old.  She was born with the Republic, was a slave's granddaughter and a free womb’s daughter.

Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Egyptian Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, March 14th, TIME TBA - Tribeca Film Center – New York, NY

 DE CIERTA MANERA

Sara Gómez

SCREENING:  TBA

DEL RÍO, ZAIDA

Lourdes de los Santos

SCREENING: TBA

 DERECHO DE SER (THE RIGHT TO BE)

derecho-de-serClaudia Rojas, 2013
Documentary
14 minutes

Queen Nzinga Maxwell talks for the first time about her most personal and most painful experiences. In a sunflower field she gets rid of the pain, while she gives the air her poems.

Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Egyptian Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, March 14th, TIME TBA - Tribeca Film Center – New York, NY

 

 DOS HERMANOS

Tamara Morales, 2002
Fiction
21 minutes

A Cuban family in the 90’s celebrates her daughter’s fifteenth anniversary. Conflicts will arise between the girl’s father and  brother due to their opposed visions about the realities they face.

Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Egyptian Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

 EL GRITO (THE SCREAM)

el-gritoMilena Almira, 2007
Fiction
3 minutes

A woman and a man are having dinner in a restaurant. Everything seems to go fine, until she gets bored of the usual protocol and makes a comment that will change the course of the night.  It is a reflection on the relations of power.

SCREENING: TBA

 

 EL MUNDO DE RAÚL (RAÚL´S WORLD)

Jessica Rodríguez, 2010
Documentary
22 minutes

Raúl lives a calm life in his town. He is in charge of his sick mother and is a commendable worker. However, he is hiding a secret.

Thursday, March 7th, 2:00pm - Brooks Institute – Ventura, CA

 EL PEZ DE LA TORRE NADA EN EL ASFALTO (THE FISH OF THE TOWER SWIMS ON THE ASPHALT)

el-pez-de-la-torre-bAdriana F. Castellanos, 2007
Fiction
3 minutes

A writer is trying to make a poem while his son is watching a rated-R movie and his wife is complaining about the unbearable heat. Desperate, he uses violence in order to find inspiration.

Thursday, March 7th, 2:00pm - Brooks Institute – Ventura, CA
Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Egyptian Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, March 14th, TIME TBA - Tribeca Film Center – New York, NY

 ESPIRAL (SPIRAL)

Miriam Talavera, 1992
Documentary
14 minutes

An approach to a living myth of dance, Alicia Alonso, from the viewpoint of her passion, tenacity and devotion to art.  It includes fragments of the ballet Giselle, choreographed by her, based on the original by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, and of the La Diva (The Diva), choreographed by Alberto Méndez.

Saturday, March 9th, 2:00pm - NewFilmmakers Los Angeles at Sunset Gower – Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, March 14th, TIME TBA - Tribeca Film Center – New York, NY   HABANA GLUE

Lupe Alfonso

SCREENING: TBA

 ITACAS (ITHACAS)

itacasYanahara Mauri, 2009
Animation
2 minutes

The Island and the man as territories of isolation, frontier and lack of communication.

Thursday, March 7th, 2:00pm - Brooks Institute – Ventura, CA
Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Egyptian Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 JULIETA BUSCA A ROMEO (JULIET IS LOOKING FOR ROMEO)

Marina Ochoa, 1998
Documentary
25 minutes

Holguín, Cuba, the 1990s. A group of girls talks about what receiving a letter from abroad means.

Saturday, March 9th, 2:00pm - NewFilmmakers Los Angeles at Sunset Gower – Los Angeles, CA
 LA BESTIA (THE BEAST)

la-bestiaHilda Elena Vega, 2007
Fiction
13 minutes

A woman who lives almost in marginality mishandles her small daughter. An elegant, pious woman discovers the girl and wants to give her affection. The other recognizes the intruder as responsible of her terrible past. From that moment on, an uncontrollable thirst of revenge takes hold of her body and soul. A combination of magic realism, eroticism and extreme terror that explore dark spaces of human nature.

Monday, March 11th, 7:00pm - USC School of Cinematic Arts – Los Angeles, CA

 

LA COSTURERA (THE SEAMSTRESS)

la-costureraIvette Ávila, 2010
Animation
6 minutes

Synopsis: A seamstress tries to fix the pains and evils of the world.

Thursday, March 7th, 2:00pm - Brooks Institute – Ventura, CA
Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Egyptian Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 LA DESEADA JUSTICIA

Lisette Vila

SCREENING: TBA

 MÍRAME MI AMOR (LOOK AT ME MY LOVE)

Marilyn Solaya, 2002
Documentary
16 minutes

A dramatized documentary, which includes the testimonies of victims and killers, as well as interviews with psychologists and lawyers, on a difficult topic that is not frequently approached in the cinema: exhibitionism, seen as a dysfunction of sexuality and behavior.

Saturday, March 9th, 2:00pm - NewFilmmakers Los Angeles at Sunset Gower – Los Angeles, CA

 MISERICORDIA (MERCY)

miseicordiaMaryulis Alfonso, 2010
Fiction
20 minutes

A housewife suffocated by her reality, tries to alleviate the misery of stray dogs. One day, she discovers she can also alleviate hers and her family.

Saturday, March 9th, 2:00pm - NewFilmmakers Los Angeles at Sunset Gower – Los Angeles, CA



 NOSOTROS Y EL JAZZ (US AND JAZZ)

Gloria Rolando, 2004
Documentary
15 minutes

During the 1940s and 1950s, young dancers from Havana discovered jazz and gathered around it.  At the beginning, that genre in the south of the United States was confluence of multiple styles and ways of making music.  In private houses, black societies and some bars in Havana, people enjoyed what they called jam sessions.    Despite the years passed by, some of them stay together, dancing and enjoying jazz and the friendship that keeps them together.

Thursday, March 7th, 2:00pm - Brooks Institute – Ventura, CA
Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Egyptian Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, March 14th, TIME TBA- Tribeca Film Center – New York, NY

 ORACIÓN (PRAYER)

Marisol Trujillo, 1984
Documentary
9 minutes

A homage to Marilyn Monroe inspired by an Ernesto Cardinal’s poem. At the same time, it reveals the situation of most Latin American children.

Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Egyptian Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Monday, March 11th, 7:00pm - USC School of Cinematic Arts – Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, March 14th, TIME TBA - Tribeca Film Center – New York, NY

 PATRIA

patriaSusana Barriga, 2007
Documentary
12 minutes

Yubisnel is 22 years old and wants to leave, but has done nothing but repair the same road for the last five years.

Monday, March 11th, 7:00pm - USC School of Cinematic Arts – Los Angeles, CA

 

 

QUORUM

quorumMilena Almira, 2009
Fiction
13 minutes

Five youngsters and Berta Lí meet in an old cemetery. A reflection on the limits of existence.

Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Egyptian Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Monday, March 11th, 7:00pm - USC School of Cinematic Arts – Los Angeles, CA

 

 TACONES CERCANOS (CLOSE HEELS)

Jessica Rodríguez, 2008
Documentary
20 minutes

A travesty from Havana is torn between the ideal and aesthetic world of his aspirations and the crudeness daily life gives him in return.

Saturday, March 9th, 2:00pm - NewFilmmakers Los Angeles at Sunset Gower – Los Angeles, CA

  TIERRA ROJA (RED LAND)

tierra-rojaHeidi Hassan, 2001
Fiction
18 minutes

A Latin immigrant woman in Europe reveals her desires and frustrations through the letters she writes to her daughter in Cuba.

Saturday, March 9th, 2:00pm - NewFilmmakers Los Angeles at Sunset Gower – Los Angeles, CA

 

 UNA ISLA PARA MIGUEL

Sara Gómez

SCREENING: TBA

 UNA MUJER EN EL RING

Niurka Pérez

SCREENING: TBA

 UNO AL OTRO (ONE ANOTHER)

uno-al-otroMilena Almira, 2011
Documentary
23 minutes

A couple of young artists marked by love and difference.

Thursday, March 14th, TIME TBA - Tribeca Film Center – New York, NY

 

 

 Y… TENEMOS SABOR

Sara Gómez

SCREENING: TBA

 
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