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The Sea Stares at Us from Afar (El mar nos mira de lejos)
Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

The Sea Stares at Us from Afar (El mar nos mira de lejos)

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Directed by Manuel Muñoz (Q&A with director in person!)

2017, 92 min, digital. In Spanish with English subtitles.

The legend of an ancient and forgotten civilization lies buried beneath a large expanse of dunes. For more than a century, certain travelers have reached this remote and desolate territory looking for the traces of ancient inhabitants, the ruins of a city, or perhaps a sort of lost utopia. Ignorant of these myths and the romantic delusions of archaeologists and adventurers, a few men, barely visible among the sands, today inhabit in solitude that place facing the sea.

Preceded by: QUIASMA - Tono Mejuto, 2018, 12 min, digital, b&w.

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Industry Panel: Making the Invisible Visible
Jun
3
5:30 PM17:30

Industry Panel: Making the Invisible Visible

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Making the Invisible Visible: Financing and Distributing Projects About Underrepresented Realities

While the production of content that reflects the diversity and complexity of society in terms of gender, race, sexual identity and class is a priority for many independent filmmakers in the United States and Europe, the financing and distribution of these stories can often be challenging.

In this panel, industry experts will discuss how grants and public and private financing can make such underrepresented stories possible. Case studies of crossover strategies, marketing and communication, and festival distribution will also be analyzed. 

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Niñato
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Niñato

Directed by Adrián Orr

2017, 72 min, digital. In Spanish with English subtitles.

David, aka “Niñato,” a young, unemployed single father and occasional rapper, lives with his parents, his child, his sister, and his niece. In the midst of this rather peculiar family life, he tries to preserve a few minutes for himself and his passion for rhyme and music. David’s dedication to keeping his dream alive reinforces his concern with the education of the children, especially the youngest, Oro. Little by little, Oro’s growing confidence and his father’s passion seem to reinforce each other in mutual harmony, and we sense that David has succeeded in passing on what Oro needs to find his own way in life. ‘Niñato’ won the Best Documentary award at BAFICI in Buenos Aires, the Jury Award at Visions Du Réel (Switzerland), and has been recognized with a nomination for the Fénix Awards, among more prizes at Sevilla Film Festival, Quito Film Festival and Sarajevo Film Festival.

Preceded by: ALIENS - Luis López Carrasco, 2017, 23 min, digital. In Spanish with English subtitles.

An alien is a foreigner, an outcast, and, in popular culture, an inhabitant from another planet. Tesa Arranz, a key figure in the 1980s Madrid scene and the lead singer of the Zombies, has painted over 500 portraits of outer-space creatures. Confronting the singer’s paintings with the memories of her youth, her poems and diaries, ALIENS depicts an emotional landscape in Spanish history where happiness, nightmarish experimentations, and alienation walked hand-in-hand. Official Selection at Locarno Film Festival 2017, Toronto International Film Festival 2017, New York Film Festival 2017 etc.

+ Silent Disco with 3 DJs

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Donkeyote
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Donkeyote

Directed by Chico Pereira

2017, 86 min, digital. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Manolo, who leads a simple life in Southern Spain, loves two things: his animals and wandering through nature. Against the advice of his doctor, he decides to plan one last trek in the U.S., the brutal 2,200-mile Trail of Tears, but not without his donkey. As their adventure continues, Manolo’s wondrous friendship with his animal finds a beautiful equilibrium. Will they find the American West? More importantly, will they be able to see life as it is, and not as it should be?

Preceded by: THE DISINHERITED / LOS DESHEREDADOS - Laura Ferrés, 2017, 18 min, digital. In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles.

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Masterclass: History of Queer Cinema in Spain
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Masterclass: History of Queer Cinema in Spain

Clara López Menéndez is an art worker practicing in the fields of curating, pedagogy, art criticism, and performance. Among her recent projects are AK Burns’s solo exhibition A Smeary Spot at Human Resources LA and the critical evening series It was quite a fiction, organized with Suzy Halajian. She is currently working with collaborator Andrew Kachel on the third chapter of the ongoing project A New Job to Unwork At, to be presented at Participant Inc. in NYC in August 2018. Her writing has appeared in Mousse, Art News, Bomb, Little Joe, and she has worked with Redcat, Participant Inc., Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and die neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst among others.

Followed by the screening of OCAÑA, AN INTERMITTENT PORTRAIT by Ventura Pons

1978, 85min, digital. In Spanish with English subtitles.

The confession, sincere and shamelessly, of the painter’s life Ocaña and the reconstruction of his world, his provocations, and his experiences. Ocaña, with joy and from his creative marginalization challenges: cross-dressing as a provocation, religion and fetishism, repression of machismo, lawlessness, homosexuality … A marginal life that was hidden under the Franco dictatorship is openly displayed against the backdrop of a unique artist. A legendary and cult film.

This event is FREE.

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