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NYUSPS CALA Fall 2017 Film Series: "Flying Down to Rio"

NYUSPS CALA Fall 2017 Film Series: "Flying Down to Rio"

“Flying Down to Rio” is a 1933 American pre-Code RKO musical film noted for being the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, although Dolores del Río and Gene Raymond received top billing and the leading roles. Introduction by: Patricia Dillon RSVP required About the Film Series The Art Deco style arguably originated at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels in Paris in 1925, where it left a mark on many designers including Cedric Gibbons, art director for the film Grand Hotel.

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Past Events

Celebrate Mexico Now Festival: A Celebration for the 100th Anniversary of Juan Rulfo's Birth

Celebrate Mexico Now Festival: A Celebration for the 100th Anniversary of Juan Rulfo's Birth

The festival will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Juan Rulfo’s birthday, one of the finest novelists, short-story masters in 20th-century Latin America and an extraordinary photographer, with the New York premiere of the documentary “100 years with Juan Rulfo. A wanderer”. Five photographs and the search for the exact place in Mexico where his father took them inspired filmmaker Juan Carlos Rulfo to make this film. Professor Pedro Ángel Palou will also present the book “El Llano en llamas, Pedro Páramo y otras obras (en el centenario de su autor)”, co-written with professor Francisco Ramírez Santacruz and prestigious scholars from universities in Germany, Belgium, Spain, United States, France, England, Mexico and Switzerland, the articles focus on some of the lesser-known short stories (“El hombre” and “Paso del Norte”), pose a novel discussion about one of his most talked about pieces (“Lluvina”); vindicate Rulfo as well versed in the Bible; reflect on “El Gallo de Oro” (The Golden Cockerel); transcribe a series of interviews with filmmakers who were inspired by Rulfo, and promote a comparative analysis between Rulfo and Nellie Campobello, Julio Llamazares y José Agustín.

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Santiago Álvarez: Cuban Documentary, Cinema and the Third World

Santiago Álvarez: Cuban Documentary, Cinema and the Third World

The ICAIC, Cuba’s iconic film institute created after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, broke ground in film-making with its use of cinema as a medium for mass communication and political expression. Through the ICAIC, Cuban revolutionary cinema cultivated a dynamic relationship between the screen and its spectators. Santiago Álvarez, a prolific filmmaker at the ICAIC, has long been synonymous with this style of “urgent” Cuban cinema that helped to define a Latin American revolutionary aesthetic, both experimental and overtly political.

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Screening & Directors' Discussion | Cuban Lens: Contemporary Cinema and Emerging Filmmakers

Screening & Directors' Discussion | Cuban Lens: Contemporary Cinema and Emerging Filmmakers

Cuba is currently in the throes of unparalleled change. Cubans are encountering U.S. citizens as new tourists to their country while Americans are being transformed by their recent engagement with the island. The mystique of change and the intensity of encounter rarely afford U.S. audiences a deep knowledge of contemporary Cuban culture in its sophistication, tradition and breadth. Cuban cinema is a powerful force that can help to shape the moment.

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KJCC & NYU Kevorkian Center Film Series: "District Zero" & "Seige"

KJCC & NYU Kevorkian Center Film Series: "District Zero" & "Seige"

DISTRICT ZERO (Spain, 2015, 65 minutes) Directed by Pablo Iraburu and Jorge Fernández Mayoral Maamun opens the door to his shop, like he does every other morning. It is a tiny white container. Next to it is an identical container, and then another, and another. Thousands of containers stretch as far as the eye can see, all of them exactly the same. We are in one of the biggest refugee camps in the world: Zaatari, in Jordan.

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Screening and discussion: I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo! (Directed by Montse Armengou and Ricard Belis, Spain, 2013)

Screening and discussion: I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo! (Directed by Montse Armengou and Ricard Belis, Spain, 2013)

Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m. Screening and discussion: I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo! (Directed by Montse Armengou and Ricard Belis, Spain, 2013) Q&A with Montse Armegou, Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization General Francisco Franco buried thousands of people in the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of The Fallen), a monumental memorial constructed in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial by his government.

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KJCC & CineCLACS present "Salero"

KJCC & CineCLACS present "Salero"

CineCLACS and the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center present a screening of the award-winning documentary film Salero by director Mike Plunkett. SALERO Festival Teaser from Cinereach on Vimeo. About the film: The world’s largest salt flat, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, is a pristine, otherworldly expanse of white. For generations, the only signs of life have been the “saleros” who harvest salt from its radiant surface. This remote region is thrust into the future when Bolivia’s leaders embark on a plan to extract a precious mineral found beneath the salt crust, and to build an infrastructure connecting the Salar to the outside world.

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KJCC hosts NYU Kevorkian Center Film Series Opening: "After Spring" (2016)

KJCC hosts NYU Kevorkian Center Film Series Opening: "After Spring" (2016)

AFTER SPRING (2016, 98 minutes) This documentary, executive-produced by Jon Stewart, follows refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the Zaatari refugee camp running. With no end in sight, Syrian families must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent. After-film discussion with co-directors Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching. ** Ellen Martinez** was Associate Producer on TESTED, a feature documentary about educational inequality in the NYC public school system.

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Havana Film Festival New York: Las doce sillas / Twelve Chairs (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba, 1962, 94 min.) & Video de Familia (Humberto Padrón, Cuba, 2001, 47 min.)

Havana Film Festival New York: Las doce sillas / Twelve Chairs (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba, 1962, 94 min.) & Video de Familia (Humberto Padrón, Cuba, 2001, 47 min.)

The 17th Havana Film Festival New York (April 7-15) presents an exceptional program in celebration of the diversity of voices in Cuban and Latin American cinema, featuring stories that challenge and inspire us- expanding our perspectives. Festival highlights include a tribute to critically-acclaimed and publicly-adored Cuban actors Isabel Santos and Enrique Molina; a retrospective commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; panels on filmmaking and acting in Cuba; and World, US, and NY premieres of award-winning features by prominent and emerging cinema visionaries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and US-based Latinos.

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Havana Film Festival New York: Screenings and Panel

Havana Film Festival New York: Screenings and Panel

The 17th Havana Film Festival New York (April 7-15) presents an exceptional program in celebration of the diversity of voices in Cuban and Latin American cinema, featuring stories that challenge and inspire us- expanding our perspectives. Festival highlights include a tribute to critically-acclaimed and publicly-adored Cuban actors Isabel Santos and Enrique Molina; a retrospective commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; panels on filmmaking and acting in Cuba; and World, US, and NY premieres of award-winning features by prominent and emerging cinema visionaries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and US-based Latinos.

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Screening and discussion: Los Sures (Diego Echeverria, 60 min., 1984)

Screening and discussion: Los Sures (Diego Echeverria, 60 min., 1984)

This groundbreaking documentary **Los Sures **chronicles Latino lives in pre-gentrified Williamsburg inspiring the current collaborative UnionDocs project, LIVING LOS SURES. Discussion with former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Cynthia López, and UnionDocs founder Christopher Allen. Moderated by Pegi Vail (Associate Director, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History) **In collaboration with UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, **NYU Center for Media, Culture and History**[](https://wp.nyu.edu/cmch/), NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NYU Latino Studies Program, NYU Cinema Studies Department.

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La Ciudad (David Riker, 1998, US, 1h 28’)

La Ciudad (David Riker, 1998, US, 1h 28’)

Organized by NYU Professor James Fernández The film was screened at NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center when it first came out 15 years ago, and now we will screen the newly remastered version, at this special commemorative event. Director David Riker and some of the film’s cast will be present at the screening and discussion. Glenn Lovell wrote in “ Variety”: “A heartbreaking look at the abuses heaped on Latino laborers in New York City, David Riker’s “The City” can take its place beside such postwar neo-realist classics as Rossellini’s “Paisan” and Buñuel’s “Los Olvidados.

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Close-ups on Revolution: the Nicaraguan Films of Marc Karlin

Close-ups on Revolution: the Nicaraguan Films of Marc Karlin

With SUSAN MEISELAS and HERMIONE HARRIS VOYAGES (1985), 42 min. SCENES FOR A REVOLUTION (1991), 110 min. MARK KARLIN (1943-1999), one of the greatest British filmmakers of his generation, created an outstanding body of philosophically rich, formally bold work that explored themes of history, memory, labour, and political agency in a time of neoliberal despair. Foremost among his achievements are the five films he made on the Nicaraguan revolution: spanning the Sandinista decade, focussing on rural and urban grassroots movements, attentive to the sadness and disappointments of the revolutionary process, they are a remarkable chronicle of a remarkable era.

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Celebrate Mexico Now 2015:  12th Morelia International Film Festival Winners

Celebrate Mexico Now 2015: 12th Morelia International Film Festival Winners

A Celebrate Mexico Now tradition lives on. The Morelia International Film Festival, one of Mexico’s most renowned gatherings for contemporary cinema, presents six award winning short films from its 2014 edition ranging from animation to documentary: Man of Maze ( El hombre del maíz ) by Irving Mondragón; and Stories (Historias) by Ana Ireri Campos Estrada - Special Mention for a Short Documentary Never Come Back (Nunca regreses) by José Leonardo Díaz Vega - Best Work from the Michoacan Section 9:30 am (9:30 am) by Alfonso de la Cruz - Best Animated Short Film The Wear of Agony (El sudor de la agonía) by Mariano Rentería Garnica - Best Short Documentary Ramona (Ramona) by Giovanna Zacarías - Best Short Fiction Film All films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

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CORTOCIRCUITO 12th LATINO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK

CORTOCIRCUITO 12th LATINO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK

Corto Circuito was formed ten years ago to showcase short films made by filmmakers from and about Latin America, Spain and the United States. The festival is unique in its mission to promote a wider and deeper understanding of the roots, life and diverse cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities. Each year, the selections include animated and fictional short films, as well as documentaries and experimental works, many of which will be U.

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The Limit of Our Gaze – Women Filmmakers and Contemporary Documentary in Spain

The Limit of Our Gaze – Women Filmmakers and Contemporary Documentary in Spain

The Limit of Our Gaze is a showcase of Spanish non-fiction films directed by women and a series of panel discussions and Q&A’s with the guest filmmakers attending. The aim of the symposium is to reflect upon the aesthetics, poetics and political parameters in which Spanish non-fiction productions are made today and the limits, frontiers and trademarks of the feminine gaze. Access to the American market is often complicated for independent productions, so the documentary films to be showcased will allow American audiences, curators, distributors and programmers to have access to the current non-fiction Spanish panorama.

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