Spanish Language Film Fest
The New Orleans Film Society and the University of New Orleans Department of Film, Theatre and Communication Arts present the Spanish Language Film Festival June 15-16, 2012. The festival is co-sponsored by the University of New Orleans Department of Foreign Languages and the Division of International Education. The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States’ Universities.
All film screenings will take place at the Robert E. Nims Theatre, in the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center (2000 Lake Shore Drive, New Orleans). Click here for campus map. Tickets are $3 for NOFS members, $6 general admission, and FREE for UNO students/faculty with valid IDs. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE IN ADVANCE.
Friday, June 15, 2012
7:00 p.m. Chico y Rita
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature (2012), Chico & Rita is an animated love story starring the music, culture and people of Cuba.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
12:30 p.m. La Yuma
Nicaragua’s first full-length feature in 20 years, La Yuma tells the story of a young woman who dreams of transcending her bleak life in the slums of Managua by becoming a boxer.
2:30 p.m. Zona Sur (Southern District)
This searing portrait of a patrician family in flux eloquently chronicles their final days during a time of intense social change in Bolivia and cogently exposes the bubble of decadence in which they exist. Post-film Skype Q+A with director.
5:00 p.m. Asalto al Cine (The Cinema Hold Up)
This film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is a vibrant, authentic, and wonderfully observed portrait of the tempo and texture of today’s Mexican youth culture.
8:00 p.m. El Hombre de al Lado (The Man Next Door)
This black comedy from Argentina tells the story of what happens when two neighbors from opposite worlds are forced to confront one another’s existence.