Cine con Cultura Film Festival 2019!

Hello Honorites!

This year is the 6th edition of the Cine con Cultura Film Festival 2019! They are bringing 12 films in Spanish and Portuguese to Ithaca during Latina/o/x Heritage Month! Read below to find when the next film screening is!

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Too Late to Die Young (Chile, 2019)

Saturday Sept. 21 at 7pm

Sunday Sept. 22 at 7:30pm

@Cornell Cinema

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=abSAbeNbptA

Summary: “Inspired by the 33-year-old director’s childhood in the Ecological Community of Peñalolén—an environmentally friendly and self-sufficient commune founded some thirty years ago atop the hills surrounding Santiago—Too Late to Die Young is a multi-character canvas with a 16-year-old teenager as its focal point, Sofía (a brilliant Demian Hernández). Short-haired, pensive, and perpetually chain-smoking, Sotomayor follows the teenager as she navigates a period of profound changes. Away from school for the Christmas holidays and bracing for a big New Year’s party at the commune, Sofía spends her days running after a neighbor biker, grieving for her unrequited love over Sinéad O’Connor’s greatest hits, unleashing her teenage angst on her father, and fantasizing of leaving the commune with her mother‑—whom she hasn’t heard from in ages, but has promised to show up for the end of year’s celebrations.…” (The Film Stage)

 

I’ll See You Around (Ithaca, 2019)

Wednesday Sept. 25 at 7pm

@Cinemapolis

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/336105008

Summary: Lucas, an everyday man, navigates complicated personal relationships in the context of a drug crisis that grips the nation and his own family, now and in the past. Will he be able to commit to those close to him or will his commitments weigh him down? (imdb.com)

 

Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film (Native USA, 2017)

Thursday Sept. 26 at 7pm

@Cornell Cinema

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ2Lq4rsLCM

Summary: The film follows art collective Postcommodity as they construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddled the U.S.-Mexico border in 2015. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who put land art in a tribal context. In 2015 the artists worked with communities on both sides to install a series of 28 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in Indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years. The artwork crossed the border a mile in each direction and symbolized a suture stitching back together cultures that have inhabited the land long before borders were drawn. Scenes with other artists and intellectuals working in the land art realm provide context and insight as well. (throughtherepellentfence.com)

 

The Infiltrators (Latina/o/x USA, 2018) – Free Screening in collaboration with CUSLAR and TCIRC

Wednesday Oct. 2 at 7pm

@Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrU0KG3R4MY

Summary: Through an electrifying mix of documentary interviews and narrative reenactment, The Infiltrators brings to life the incredible true story of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of young undocumented activists who, in 2012, embarked on a mission of extraordinary daring: allowing themselves to be arrested by ICE in order to infiltrate a for-profit Florida detention center and help rescue fellow undocumented immigrants being held there. Charged with the crackling suspense of a thriller, this true-life tale of courage and resistance is equally enthralling and galvanizing as it exposes the injustices and inhumanity of America’s deeply broken deportation system. (bam.org)

 

Nadie (Cuba, 2017) with Filmmaker Miguel Coyula

Thursday Oct. 3 at 7pm

@Cornell Cinema

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/215687552

Summary: Rafael Alcides was once a widely known and celebrated writer of the Cuban revolution; now, a stranger in his own country, he tries desperately to save his unpublished novels before the ink literally fades from their pages. This is a story of love and deception in the Cuban revolution, as seen through the eyes of someone who was initially mesmerized by its possibilities. Director Miguel Coyula has created a pop-culture collage combining clips from old movies, photographs, and imaginary conversations, all held together by the magnetic personality of raconteur Alcides. It’s an exquisite journey though the mind of a poet who describes his world in all its raw brutality and beauty; one man’s final reckoning with the ideals of the Cuban Revolution—and his own life. (Museum of Modern Art)

 

Filiberto (Puerto Rico, 2017)

Sunday Oct. 6 at 2pm

@Cinemapolis

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/232826143

Summary: The deeds of a professional musician who abandons his trumpet and family to live the clandestine life of an armed revolutionary for Puerto Rican independence. (imdb.com)

 

Rojo (Argentina, 2019)

Tuesday Oct. 8 at 7pm

Friday Oct. 11 at 7pm

@Cornell Cinema

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKdTPuCgqkU

Summary: In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences. (cinema.cornell.edu)

 

Las herederas (Paraguay, 2018)

Thursday Oct. 10 at 7pm

@Cinemapolis

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ_5-RQ0Dpw

Summary: Martinessi’s debut feature follows Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irún), who have been romantic partners for decades and lifelong members of Paraguay’s elite—until the money runs out. Now they spend their days selling their furniture, glassware, and silver to anyone who will make them an offer. When Chiquita, the more garrulous and resilient of the two women, is sent to prison, Chela has to cope with loneliness and incipient poverty. Then, surprising new options develop for Chela, both personally and professionally. (cinematropical.com)

 

Máxima (Perú, 2018) in collaboration with MRC

Sunday Oct. 13 at 2pm

@Cinemapolis

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPERAhjdIBg

Summary: This film profiles Máxima Acuña de Chaupe’s fight against the American Newmont Mining Corporation in the Peruvian Highlands. Acuña de Chaupe has been fighting against this giant gold mining company for years and has become a symbol of indigenous resistance against global capitalism. Acuña de Chaupe won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2016 for her work protecting the lake near her home in the Andes. This documentary film tells the story of her struggle.