2018 NC Latin American Film Festival

Screen/Society Film Series:

October 13 - October 27, 2018
Duke University

-- Curated by Gustavo Furtado, Romance Studies/Latin American Studies

The 2018 NC Latin American Film Festival brings together an eclectic selection of new films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. This diverse constellation of works is united by their cinematic exploration of moments of transformation — when individuals, communities, or even nations are at crossroads of dangers and/or possibilities. Screenings throughout the Triangle, including those listed below at Duke University.   [ View complete festival schedule, including other venues ]

Sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Duke Brazil Initiative, the Office of Global Affairs and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).

intenso imageSaturday, Oct 13 @ 7pm (Richard White Lecture Hall)
No intenso agora / In the Intense Now

(João Moreira Salles, 2017, 127 min, Brazil, in Portuguese w/ subtitles)

The film speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity.  Scenes of 1966 Cultural Revolution China are set alongside archival images of events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia, and Brazil.  In keeping with the tradition of the film-essay, it investigates how the people who took part in those events continued onward after passions cooled. 

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reySunday, Oct 14 @ 2 pm (Rubenstein Arts Center)
El Rey del Once |The Tenth Man
(Daniel Burman, 2016, 88 min, Argentina, in Spanish, Hebrew, and Yiddish w/ subtitles)

After many years away, Ariel (Alan Sabbagh) is summoned by his distant father to his childhood home in the bustling Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires, known as El Once. Over the course of seven days, Ariel grapples with his religious upbringing and the ways it informed his relationship with his father.

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ss imageTuesday, Oct 16 @ 7pm (Richard White Leture Hall)
Sergio & Sergei

(Ernesto Daranas, 2017, 93 min, Cuba, in English, Spanish, and Russian w/ subtitles)

In 1991, the USSR is falling apart and Cuba enters its hardest economic crisis. Sergio, a professor of Marxism who can't provide for his family, and Sergei, a Soviet cosmonaut stranded in the Mir space station, share a common passion: amateur radio. Through this hobby, both men will be able to help each other in facing the dramatic changes of their countries.

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o imageSaturday, Oct 27 @ 7pm (Rubenstein Arts Center)
O processo | The Trial

(Maria Augusta Ramos, 2018, 137 min, Brazil, in Portuguese w/ subtitles)

A gripping courtroom drama following the trial of removed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, O processo is a rare documentary that unfolds into something akin to theater.
--Q&A w/ director Maria Augusta Ramos

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Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.