Event | Film

LATIN REEL / Film Screening and Discussion: RUSH HOUR

Venue: KJCC Auditorium • 53 Washington Square South

(Luciana Kaplan, 2017, 83min, In Spanish, English and Turkish with English and Spanish subtitles) NYC Premiere.


Rush Hour is a documentary film about the daily odyssey that involves moving from home to work in three different cities around the world: Mexico City, Istanbul and Los Angeles. Three stories, three cities and three characters in different contexts but similar realities that survive long journeys and time of life lost.

A panel discussion with filmmaker Luciana Kaplan will follow the screening.

About the director:

Luciana Kaplan was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1971. Wanting to devote her life to filmmaking, she attended film school at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico where she lives since 1975. Kaplan has directed the short films “Cuentos Chinos” (1998) and “Trabajo Sucio” (2007), as well as the feature films 1982: “La Decisión del Presidente” (2008) and “La Revolución de los Alcatraces” (2013). She also served as the director of the Gucci Ambulante Post Production Grants and coordinated the Documentary Program at CCC.

Her film Rush Hour won the Best Documentary Award at the Morelia International Film Festival in 2017.
About Latin Reel:

Launching in Winter 2018, Latin Reel is a year-round film series created to foster understanding and inspire cross-cultural discussions across all the boroughs of New York City. Our mission is to highlight impactful, unique perspectives made by or about the Latino community to a broader audience. We are deeply interested in supporting and promoting filmmakers who are breaking down stereotypes and building up awareness. The underserved voices they represent need to be heard—visibility is humanizing.

Latin Reel is produced by Bach Media in partnership with PAMAR INC thanks to the generous support from Culpeper Arts and Culture Program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

This event is co-presented by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.