Cine Quinqui: Sketches of Spain’s Underbelly
Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 pm
KJCC, 53 Washington Suare S, NY 10012
In Conversation: Carlos Salado (Director, Criando Ratas, 2016) and Casilda García López (Independent Producer)
Screening of: Mala Ruina (Carlos Salado, 2018, Spain, 16 min.), featuring Yung Beef
Carlos Salado will serve as the inaugural speaker for New York’s first exclusive retrospective on cine quinqui programming at Spectacle Theater thanks to the sponsorship of KJCC running April through May.
In 2016, Carlos Salado recovered the essence of Cine Quinqui with his feature film debut Criando Ratas With a modest budget of 5000 euros and a street cast of locals from the marginal neighborhoods of Alicante, Salado shot off and on over the course of six years. Though production had to be halted after Cristo, the film’s leading actor, was imprisoned for two years, the film eventually wrapped and became YouTube’s success, lauded by critics and general viewers alike. Ever since he’s released two viral shorts, Mala Ruina featuring trap star Yung Beef and Yo Me Drogo with rappers El Jincho and El Costa. Salado is working on Criando Ratas 2 and continues to thrive as a music composer in collaboration with artists like Bebe.
Casilda García López is a Brooklyn-based Creative Producer from Madrid. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch with a BFA in Film & TV and minors in Spanish and Business for Entertainment, Media, and Technology. She has a passion for Hispanic cultures and has worked professionally in development, acquisitions, and production of multi-content campaigns. As a León Felipe Youth Poetry Award winner, she believes that all true art is poetry.
ADVANCE WARNING: MATURE CONTENT. Mala Ruina contains content of an adult nature. The content could be inappropriate or triggering for some.
Produced by NYU KJCC. Organized by Casilda García López and Spectacle Theater.
Cine Quinqui: Sketches from Spain’s Underbelly runs at Spectacle Theater from April 4th. Check program here: https://www.spectacletheater.com/cine-quinqui/