22nd LATINO FILM FESTIVAL – VENEZUELAN CULTURE, FAMILY AND LIFE

This week Cinema 320 yields the stage to Worcester’s 22nd Latino Film Festival, produced by Centro Las Americas. This year the spotlight is on Venezuela!

HERMANO
Venezuela, 2010; 90 min. NR. Spanish with English subtitles. Direction: Marcel Rasquin; screenplay: Rohan Jones & Marcel Rasquin

Two young men who have been raised as brothers look to their soccer skills as a way of getting out of their slum. While a scout is in town, an act of violence threatens to tear them apart.

Reviews

“Heartfelt, confident, alternately volatile and tender…Game sequences hurtle forward in breathless bursts of motion, and scenes between the boys and their loving single mother are handled with warm authenticity” – NY Times.

Days/Times

Friday April 27 – 7PM

LA SOLEDAD
Venezuela, 2016; 90 min. NR. Spanish with English subtitles. Direction: George Thielen Armand; screenplay: George Thielen Armand & Rodrigo Michelangeli

A vivid and intimate account of the Venezuelan crisis told through the real-life struggle of a young father trying to save his family from the demolition of their home.

Reviews

“A quietly compelling item that appears to be part documentary, part realist fiction, with a faint edge of dreamlike ghostliness… inventive and insightful”- The Guardian.

Days/Times

Saturday April 28 – 10AM

THE EXPERIMENT OF VENEZUELA
Venezuela, 2016; 68 min. NR. Spanish with English subtitles. Direction: Iasonas Pipinas Velasco; screenplay: Anastasia Karapatsia

The documentary captures the deep political and economic crisis in Venezuela, 18 years after the electoral victory of Hugo Chavez. It features testimonials by citizens forming long queues outside supermarkets and pharmacies; it records a political rally for President Nicolas Maduro; and it follows the leader of the opposition, Henrique Capriles, in a favela. Lilian Tintori, the wife of imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, is also featured.

Days/Times

There will be a panel discussion from 2PM-3:30PM, Saturday afternoon. The film will be screened at 3:30PM.

Tickets

ADMISSION IS FREE to all the Film Festival screenings.

COMING TO CINEMA 320 TUESDAY MAY 1 – THE INSULT.

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