Viva Cinema: Cinco días sin Nora

Viva Cinema: Cinco días sin Nora

Cinco días sin Nora (Nora's Will), a film by Mariana Chenillo

Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 7:00pm

Texas Spirit Theater, Bullock Museum
1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 78701
Tel: (512) 936 - 8746

Synopsis: Jose learns that his ex-wife, Nora, has committed suicide. With Passover looming, her body must be buried immediately according to tradition or the family will be forced to wait five days. In the ensuing chaos, secrets are revealed and love comes to light in unexpected ways.

Viva Cinema, a new, original film series at the Bullock Museum, celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films in partnership with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language movie-making.

 


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CineNoche: No

CineNoche: No

No, a film by Pablo Larraín

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 7:00pm
Sunday, April 9th, 2017, 11:00am

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

Synopsis: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.

This screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.


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CineNoche: Post Mortem

CineNoche: Post Mortem

Post Mortem, a film by Pablo Larraín


Sunday, March 5th, 2017, 11:00am
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, 7:00pm

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

Synopsis: Mario (Alfredo Castro from TONY MANERO) is an unassuming state employee who transcribes notes during autopsies. Furtive and lonely, he becomes obsessed with his neighbor, the dancehall girl Nancy (Antonia Zegers), who is involved with a group of left-wing activists. With the coup, and the death of President Salvador Allende, Nancy's friends are hunted down, and Mario's hospital becomes clogged with the bodies of dissenters. Soon the violence filters into Mario's psyche, and he begins to break down, much like his country.

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.

This screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.


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AFF: Santoalla

AFF: Santoalla

Austin Film Festival presents: Santoalla, a film by Andrew Becker and Daniel Mehrer

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, 7:00pm
Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600
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Synopsis: Progressive Dutch couple Martin and Margo had only one dream: to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But when they arrive in the crumbling Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the town's sole remaining family, igniting a decade-long conflict that culminates in Martin's mysterious disappearance. As this once forgotten landscape is thrust into the center of controversy, Margo finds herself searching not only for answers, but for the strength to persevere.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the Austin Film Festival.


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OUTsider: Kuniklo

OUTsider: Kuniklo

OUTsider presents: Kuniklo, a video and performance program by Luis Gabriel Sanabria, José Luis Sanabria, Sebastian Turner and Olivia Warner, and co-presented by Cine Las Americas.

KUNIKLO, including videos and performance, is the first of two programs in a Joint Showcase.

Sunday, February 19th, 2016, 5:00pm
The VORTEX
2307 Manor Rd., Austin TX 78722
Tel. (512) 474-7886

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program as a community partner of the 3rd annual OUTsider Fest.


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Viva Cinema: Güeros

Viva Cinema: Güeros

Güeros, a film by Alonso Ruizpalacios

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, 7:00pm

Texas Spirit Theater, Bullock Museum
1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 78701
Tel: (512) 936 - 8746

Synopsis: GÜEROS is the latest film from Ariel Award-winning director Alonso Ruizpalacios. Sombra and Santos are two Mexico City slackers whose drifting is interrupted by the arrival of Tomas, Sombra's little brother. Tomas convinces the two older boys to find an ailing folk singer in the city, and the group sets out on a darkly comic journey that leads them to places none of them ever expected.

Viva Cinema, a new, original film series at the Bullock Museum, celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films in partnership with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language movie-making.

 


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