Panorama Feature Films

Arroz con leche: K Ool Utial K Kuxtal
Rice Pudding: K Ool Utial K Kuxtal

Byrt Wammack Weber, Ana Rosa Duarte

Mexico, Experimental Documentary, 2009
50 min, SVHS/DV/Super8, Color/Black & White
Yucatec Maya, Spanish with English subtitles


When faced with homogenizing forces that would have her distance herself from her past and people, a Mayan woman is incited to explore her identity and how it relates to her culture. A ten-year collaboration between five Mayan women and their families, Arroz con leche shows the diversity of being a Maya woman at the turn of the twenty-first century.


North American Premiere












Byrt Wammack Weber works in film and other media to deal with questions of contemporary cultural identity, post-colonialism, autonomy, migration, and memory. Founder of several community-based and collaborative art initiatives in Mexico, his various works have been exhibited throughout the world. Ana Rosa Duarte was born in Chocholá Yucatan, a Mayan community. She has a doctorate in Social Anthropology, and is a founding member Yoochel Kaaj, which works to promote audiovisual expression through the use of technology and audiovisual media.

Producer: Ana Rosa Duarte Duarte
Production Companies: Yoochel Kaaj: Cine Video Cultura
Screenwriter: Byrt Wammack Weber
Cinematographer: Byrt Wammack Weber
Editor: Byrt Wammack Weber
Sound Design: Byrt Wammack Weber
Music: Juan Palacios
Cast: Ana Rosa Duarte, Carmita Tamayo Pool, Sidenilda Puuc, Juana Itzá, Lucía Cocom
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Sat. April 23 4:00 PM




Araceli Santana Lancón

Mexico, Documentary, 2010
70 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Co-sponsored by the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

As a member of a traditional Catholic family, Jorge Sosa had always been immersed in schools, activities and unions, in which his homosexuality generated an unbearable ideological conflict. This ended when he decided to completely move away from the precepts and practices of his religion. Then, years later, after receiving the counsel of a priest, he reconciled himself with his identity and now leads a church whose main mission is to promote this same reconciliation of faith and sexuality for others, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sosa's mission involves teaching about a god who promotes in his followers responsibility and full awareness of their freedom.


US Premiere


Araceli_Santana_Lancon_webAraceli Santana Lancón, born in Mexico City in 1976, has worked as a literary and screenwriting professor at the Universidad de las Américas and the Centro de Escritores Juan José Arreola de Casa Lamm respectively. She is currently working on her first novel and initial research for her next documentary.





Producer: Roberto Canales
Production Companies: RO Films, FOPROCINE
Screenwriter: Araceli Santana Lancón
Cinematographer: Pepe Guevara
Editor: Roberto Canales
Sound Design: Manuel Montaño
Music: Gustavo Reyes, Jethro Carbonell
Cast: Jorge Sosa, Juan Álvarez, Mauro Zamora
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Sat. April 23 6:30 PM



Boys of Summer

Keith Aumont

USA/Curaçao, Documentary, 2010
93 min, HD, Color
Papiamentu, English with English subtitles


On a tiny Caribbean island, the Curaçao All-Stars have competed at the Little League World Series for an incredible seven consecutive years. They routinely beat teams from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in the hopes of making it to the finals in the US. Over the course of one season, the boys face injuries and obstacles as they try to keep the winning streak alive. Team manager Vernon Isabella and his players learn the meaning of national pride in a story that travels from a humble island ball field to the international spotlight and back.


Texas Premiere


Keith_Aumont_webKeith Aumont is the director of two previous short films, American Exquisite and Joint Custody. Boys of Summer is his first feature.








Producer: Ariana Garfinkel
Production Companies: The Putty Division, Reno Productions
Cinematographer: Keith Aumont
Editor: Keiran Watson-Bonnice
Sound Design: Carmine Degennaro
Music: Jay Israelson
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Tue. April 26 6:00 PM



Brother Towns / Pueblos Hermanos

Charles D. Thompson, Jr., Michael Davey

USA, Documentary, 2010
58 min, DigiBeta, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles


Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos is the story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland, Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, Florida, an American coastal resort where many Jacaltecos have settled. The film chronicles the reasons why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. With immigration being such controversial topic, the film strives to include the voices of those opposed to as well as advocating for undocumented immigrants, and prompt a deeper dialogue about these issues.


Regional Premiere



Charles Thompson is a Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and an adjunct professor in the Department of Religion at Duke. His other film works include The Guestworker and We Shall Not Be Moved. Michael Davey, a painter and editor, has worked in the production business for more than twenty years and during that time has edited a wide variety of programs including documentaries for PBS, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, and Animal Planet.


Producer: Charles D. Thompson, Jr.
Production Companies: Bullfrog Films
Cinematographer: Michael Davey, Charles D. Thompson, Jr., Margaret Morales
Editor: Michael Davey
Sound Design: Michael Davey, Charles D. Thompson, Jr., Margaret Morales
Music: La Tona, Santos Montejo, Musicians of Jacaltenango
Cast: Filomeno Raymundo Diaz
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Jones Auditorium at the Ragsdale Center,
St. Edward's University

Mon. April 25 7:00 PM




El hada buena: Una fabula peronista
The Good Fairy: A Peronist Tale

María Laura Casabé

Argentina, Science Fiction/Fantasy, 2010
85 min, MiniDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


In a near-future Argentina where the government has returned to a Peronist benefactor model of society... siblings Esther and Horacio have adapted to this new way of living by participating in the public options of children who are up for adoption. Families flock to these auctions in hopes of buying a child who is worthy of winning the Perón Sponsorship, which provides a life-long pension to the family of the winning child. With Juan Domingo the Seventh, Esther and Horacio may have found a candidate for the prize. El hada buena shows a fantasy world where all the rules have changed, and all the hopes and dreams of Argentina's citizens lie in a false leader.


International Premiere


Maria_Laura_Casabe_webLaura Casabé, one of the founders of Horno Productions, worked as cinematographer on several of the company's shorts titled Plop videos. El hada buena: Una fabula peronista is her first feature.



Producer: Eugenia Tramezzani, Micaela Sleigh
Production Companies: Horno Producciones
Screenwriter: Laura Casabé
Cinematographer: Laura Casabé
Editor: Eugenia Tramezzani
Sound Design: Mariano Suarez
Music: Federico Haro
Cast: Alejandro Parrilla, Rodrigo Lico Lorente, Orlando Mastropaolo, Walter Cornás, Lidia Epztein, Hernan Losicer, Rocio Rodriguez Presedo
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Blue Starlite Drive-In
Tue. April 26 11:00 PM




El perro del hortelano
Dog in the Manger

Renzo Zanelli

Peru, Comedy/Human Rights, 2010
90 min, HD, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles


Co-Sponsored by the Rainforest Partnership

El perro del hortelano is a comedy about Brus, an indigenous artist, and his efforts to organize his community against the American oil company, Kenny Oil. Searching for answers, Brus joins a local NGO, only to find himself entangled in the subversive work of an American researcher, Angie. As Brus explores the surreal world of volunteers and development experts, he ultimately discovers his own way of bringing strength to his community.


Austin Premiere


Renzo_Zanelli_webA native of Peru and the US, Renzo Zanelli has worked for nearly 10 years as a director of photography, editor, director and producer. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Renzo founded Magic Flute Films, and has incorporated youth education and media projects into his work.


Producer: Annika Beaulieu
Production Companies: Selva Rica
Screenwriters: The Selva Rica Cooperative
Cinematographer: Renzo Zanelli
Editor: Renzo Zanelli
Sound Design: Renzo Zanelli
Music: Chicha Libre, Renzo Zanelli
Cast: Brus Rubio Churay, Annika Beaulieu, Kenny Luna, Rodrigo Carbajal Mas, Valbina Miguel
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Wed. April 27 6:00 PM



Electrodomésticos: El frío misterio
Electrodomesticos: The Cold Mystery

Sergio Castro San Martín

Chile, Music Documentary, 2011
120 min, HD, Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles


At the beginning of the 80s, two musicians from Santiago were experimenting with strange recordings, including those of a blender. In 1984 they met an ex-air-traffic controller with similar interests, and formed one of the most experimental rock bands in Chile. Electrodomésticos: El frío misterio reveals the story of a movement and artistic protest as carried out by this influential band. Winner of the jury award for Best Film at the Festival Internacional de Cine y Documental Musical INEDIT-NESCAFÉ.


International Premiere


Sergio_Castro_San_Martin_webAfter a career in architecture, Sergio Castro San Martín entered the Escuela de Cine de Chile in 2005. His first film, Paseo, screened at various festivals and won the jury award for Best Chilean Film at SANFIC 5. He is currently working on his second feature, La mujer de barro.


Producer: Marco Martinez
Production Companies: Promedia Cine
Screenwriter: Sergio Castro San Martin
Cinematographer: Sergio Armstrong, Diego Pequeno
Editor: Sergio Castro San Martin
Sound Design: Roberto Espinoza
Music: Electrodomesticos, Primeros Auxilios, Carlos Cabezas, Silvio Paredes
Cast: Carlos Cabezas, Silvio Paredes, Ernesto Medina
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Mon. April 25 7:00 PM




En los pasos de Abraham
In the Footsteps of Abraham

Daniel Goldberg Lerner

Mexico, Documentary, 2009
90 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Co-sponsored by Austin Jewish Film Festival

In the Footsteps of Abraham narrates the spiritual journey of three men from Veracruz, Mexico, and the obstacles and sacrifices they must overcome in their quest to convert to Judaism and reach the Holy Land.


Austin Premiere


Daniel_Goldberg_Lerner_webBorn and raised in Mexico City, Daniel Goldberg is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema-Television. A director and producer of various documentary films, Daniel also heads Goldberg Lerner Productions.



Producer: Daniel Goldberg Lerner
Production Companies: Goldberg Lerner, FOPROCINE, IMCINE
Screenwriter: Steve Littman
Cinematographer: Nejemye Tenenbaum
Editor: Barry Stricke, Abraham Lifshitz
Sound Design: Antonino Isordia, Abraham Lifshitz
Music: Peter Himmelman, Lior Kaminetsky, Mario Osuna, Alfredo Sánchez
Cast: Praxcedes Carmona, Yehuda Pérez, Yehoshua Rangel, José Alberto Velázquez
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Alamo South Lamar - Wed. April 27 3:30 PM
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Francesc Morales

Chile, Experimental/Horror, 2010
83 min, HD, Color
No dialogue


In a world where people dress up as animals, innocent and timid Turtle is competing with Fox for the attentions of Cat. Bunny has also come to stir things up, and Turtle is confronted with moral corruption. Things turn violent as the relationships between the animals and the outside world escalate.


North American Premiere


Francesc_Morales_webAfter studying at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile, Francesc Morales gained international regard with the 30+ short films he produced, wrote and directed. Currently working on several new projects for 2011, Humanimal is his first feature.






Producer: Francesc Morales
Production Companies: Efecto Moral Films
Screenwriter: Francesc Morales, Ximena Quiroz
Cinematographer: Claudia Serrano
Editor: Francesc Morales
Sound Design: Benjamín Lechuga
Music: René Roco
Cast: Ramón Llao, Jenny Cavallo, Sebastián Layseca, Cecilia Levi, Cristobal Tapia-Montt, Francisco Gormáz, Felipe Avello, Jimena Núñez, Martín Morales
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Blue Starlite Drive-In
Sat. April 23 11:00 PM





Mariano Cattaneo

Argentina, Horror, 2011
72 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


In 2001, a factory employee murdered 16 of his co-workers for no apparent reason. Two years later, after learning that the murderer practiced Enochian magic, a documentary team enters the factory with a team of investigators and a priest to uncover what really happened. The group is never heard from again. Now, in 2010, a retired police officer shows the video of what really happened in the factory that night. A horror film in the style of [REC] and Diary of the Dead, Incidente creates non-stop tension in this dark, Argentine thriller.


International Premiere


Mariano_Cattaneo_webMariano Cattaneo was born in 1979 and has directed numerous shorts appearing in festivals throughout the world, including Casa Tomada, La Carta 282, Bienvenidos al Horror, Templario and The Raven. Incidente is his first feature.


Producer: Ezio Massa
Production Companies: MFA Films, QK Films
Screenwriter: Mariano Cattaneo
Cinematographer: Mariano Cattaneo
Editor: Mariano Cattaneo
Sound Design: Fernando Lopez Avero
Music: Andres Borghi
Cast: Juan Manuel Rodil, Melisa Fernandez, Diego Sampayo, Simon Ratziel, Cristian Stevenot, Paula Carruega, Galit Gurovich
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Wed. April 27 7:00 PM




Konün Wenu: La entrada al cielo
The Threshold to Heaven

Francisco Javier Toro Lessen

Chile, Drama/Fantasy, 2011
78 min, HD, Color
Mapudungun with English subtitles

Akun, a young Mapuche boy whose mother died some years ago, lives with his grandparents in the middle of the mountains in Alto Bío Bío. As they walk along the base of the Kallaquen Volcano, Akun's grandfather, in an effort to assuage his pain over losing his mother, tells him about Konün Wenu, the entrance to heaven located at the summit of the volcano. In the hopes of finding his mother, Akun sets out alone to find Konün Wenu, but gets lost in the woods along the way. On his solitary journey, Akun runs into a variety of supernatural characters, some of whom are helpful, and others who are not.


World Premiere

Francisco_Javier_Toro_Lessen_webFrancisco Javier Toro Lessen was born in Talcahuano, Chile in 1983. After studying communications at the Instituto Duoc UC and the Universidad San Sebastián in Concepción, Chile, he directed a TV series and various documentaries about the Mapuche.






Producer: Ramon Alberto Avila Hernandez
Screenwriter: Francisco Javier Toro Lessen
Cinematographer: Jorge Aguilar Arevalo
Editor: Francisco Toro Lessen
Sound Design: Marco Bravo Rebolledo
Music: Kalule, Alvaro del Canto, Diego Fuentealba
Cast: Francisco Toro Lessen
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Mon. April 25 3:00 PM




La hija natural
Love Child

Leticia Tonos

Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico, Melodrama, 2011
95 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


As a child, María was a simple and sensitive young girl with the strange habit of putting ladybugs in her mouth. After her mother dies in an accident, 18 year-old María decides to look for the father she has never met. She travels to a nearby town taking what few belongings she has. She finds her father, Joaquín, living in a dark, old house in the middle of an abandoned banana plantation, which the locals claim is haunted by spirits. He lives there with an enigmatic Haitian as his only companion. Having no one else in the world, she has no option but to stay with this drunken and recently widowed old man, and confront the ghosts of the past that haunt them both.


Regional Premiere


Leticia_Tonos_webA graduate of the London Film School, Leticia Tonos is more interested in posing questions than making statements, and as a result, is involved in projects that will lead to deeper reflection. Always concerned about social issues, she has also directed several videos for non-profit organizations.




Producer: Leticia Tonos
Production Companies: Producciones Línea Espiral
Screenwriter: Leticia Tonos
Cinematographer: Sonnel Velazquez
Editor: Raúl Marchand
Sound Design: David Hernández
Music: Miguel Hiraldo
Cast: Julieta Rodríguez, Víctor Checo, Andrés "Velcro" Ramos, Gastner Legerme, Frank Perozo
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Tue. April 26 8:00 PM




La Salsa Cubana

Eric Joseph Johnson, Sarita Streng

USA/Cuba, Music/Dance Documentary, 2011
81 min, MiniDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


A salsa dance group from Guanabacoa, located on the outskirts of Havana, is attempting to win the Cuban national dance competition. It is a story and event that engrosses the country. Along the group's journey to the competition, viewers can hear Cuban music, delve into the dancers' lives, learn a bit about the history of dance, and of course, see vibrant dancing.


Regional Premiere












Dancers and directors Eric Joseph Johnson and Sarita Streng were co-teachers and performers before filming La Salsa Cubana. Johnson currently works as a freelance engineer, and Streng runs the Community Dance Program in Albuquerque, NM.

Producer: Eric Joseph Johnson
Production Companies: Me Priva Pictures
Screenwriter: Eric Joseph Johnson
Cinematographer: Alvaro Rangel
Editor: Eric Joseph Johnson, David Leach
Sound Design: Eric Joseph Johnson, David Leach, Eduardo "Tatico" Collazo
Music: David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera, Beny Moré, Chucho Valdés y su Cuarteto, Orquesta Aragón, Adalberto Alvarez y su Son, Elio Revé y su Charangón, Issac Delgado y su Orquesta, Pachito Alonso y sus Kini Kini, Pupy y los que son son, Grupo Changui de Guantanamo, and many more
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Mon. April 25 1:00 PM




No Meio do Rio Entre as Árvores
Within the River Among the Trees

Jorge Bodanzky

Brazil, Human Rights Documentary, 2010
73 min, Digital, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles


Within the Amazon Basin, there are a total of 35 communities living across 16.4 million acres of conservation areas of rainforest. The river is the only means of access to these communities. No Meio do Rio Entre as Árvores captures images of an abundant world, full of beauty, but where predatory economic exploration has left its marks.


World Premiere


Jorge_Bodanzky_webJorge Bodanzky was born in São Paulo in 1942. Director of various films, such as Iracema, Uma Transa Amazônica, O Terceiro Milênio, and Igreja dos Oprimidos, he has produced and directed hundreds of documentaries and currently holds visual art and music workshops with communities in the Amazon.




Producer: Beto Lacerda, Jorge Bodanzky
Screenwriter: Jorge Bodanzky
Cinematographer: Jorge Pennington
Editor: Rodrigo Menecucci
Sound Design: Alice Bodanzky
Music: Thiago Cury, Marcus Siqueira
Cast: Indigenous peoples of the Amazon
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Jones Auditorium at the Ragsdale Center,
St. Edward's University

Tue. April 26 7:00 PM




The Myth of Time

Jaguar X

Guatemala/USA, Experimental Narrative, 2010
92 min, Super16mm/35mm, Color
Spanish, English, Mayan with English subtitles


The unwritten chapters of the Mayan Popol Vuh are related in The Myth of Time by sharing the story of a boy, the Dark-Eyed One, and his transformation into manhood. The story takes place in a world where a holocaust has just occurred and we follow the Dark-Eyed One through his creation, experiences as a child soldier, first love, and ultimately The Revelation.


Regional Premiere


Jaguar_X_webJaguar X, born in Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of New York University, has worked as a poet, actor and director of three films: The Dinner Party; La cabra, recipient of a Kodak materials grant; and The Myth of Time, filmed over five years in Guatemala.


Producer: Scorpion Hernandez
Production Companies: Le Rwa Entertainment
Screenwriter: Jaguar X
Cinematographer: Gordon Arkenberg, Steven Huber, Cesar Gutierrez Miranda, Axel Rodil
Editor: Le Rwa Entertainment
Sound Design: Le Rwa Entertainment
Music: Scorpion Hernandez, Luis Juárez Quixtán and Ludwin Juárez Quixtan
Cast: Daniel Posada, Scorpion H., Enrique Valencia, Alicia Chong, Jaguar X, David Sterne, Rob Morgan, Josue Sotomayor
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Wed. April 27 1:00 PM




Tin Tan

Francesco Taboada Tabone

Mexico, Biographical Documentary, 2010
90 min, HDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Germán Cipriano Gómez Valdés Castillo, better known as his famous character "Tin Tan," gained the attention of an entire continent through his "pachuco" style, use of Spanglish, and rapid, comedic improvisation. His talent as an actor, singer, dancer and comedian also helped establish the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Through interviews with his family and members of the film industry who knew and worked with him, the story of Tin Tan is told as it never has been before.


Texas Premiere


Francesco_Taboada_Tabone_webA graduate of the UNAM in Mexico, Francesco Taboada has directed numerous award-winning films, including Los últimos Zapatistas, Pancho Villa, La Revolución no ha terminado, and 13 pueblos en defensa del agua el aire y la tierra.



Producer: Rosalía Valdés Julián, Francesco Taboada Tabone, Mónica Cervera
Production Companies: IMCINE
Screenwriter: Aldo Jiménez Tabone
Cinematographer: Francesco Taboada Tabone
Editor: Aldo Jiménez Tabone, Francesco Taboada Tabone
Sound Design: Fernanda Robinson, Atahualpa Caldera
Music: Dámaso Pérez Prado, Germán Valdés Tin Tan, Don Tos
Cast: Jorge Zamora "Zamorita," Yolanda Montez "Tongolele," Manuel "Loco" Valdés, Silvia Pinal, Gaspar Henaine "Capulina," Fannie Kaufman "Vitola," Rosita Fornés, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Carlos Monsivais, and many more
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Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 3:30 PM
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Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives

Nancy Kelly

USA, Documentary, 2010
78 min, MiniDV, Color


Trust follows Marlin, a young Hondureña living in Chicago who has lived through some of the harshest cruelties imaginable: sexual abuse followed by severe depression. Propelled by her participation in the Albany Park Theater Project, a neighborhood teen theater company which makes original plays based on company members' stories, Marlin experiences a healthy movement away from identifying herself with those traumas in a documentary that is both uplifting and transformative.


Texas Premiere


Kenji_Yamamoto_Nancy_Kelly_webNancy Kelly, a veteran independent filmmaker of more than 25 years, is director of Smitten, Downside UP, and Thousand Pieces of Gold. Currently she is in production on Moments in Time, about how the Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area were saved from development.


Producer: Nancy Kelly
Production Companies: Kelly+Yamamoto Productions
Screenwriter: Nancy Kelly
Cinematographer: Daniel B. Gold, Dana Kupper
Editor: Kenji Yamamoto
Sound Design: Phil Perkins
Music: Todd Boekelheide
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Wed. April 27 8:00 PM



Um Dia com Frederico Morais
A Day with Frederico Morais

Guilherme Coelho

Brazil, Biographical/Experimental Documentary, 2010
60 min, HDV/Super 8mm, Color/Black & White
Portuguese with English subtitles


Frederico Morais is a 74 year-old art critic, curator and former director of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. Morais allows director Guilherme Coelho into his home to view a little-known audio-visual project of sequences of photos shown on slides with accompanying audio recordings. With this project he creates a unique dialogue with the artists he critiques; in analyzing their works of art, he creates his own to provide his critical commentary.


World Premiere


Guilherme_Coelho_webBorn in 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Coelho studied economics, documentary filmmaking, journalism and theater at Stanford University. He is also the director of numerous films including the series Portraits in Contemporary Art, Fernando Lemos-Behind the Image, Cildo, and 5 +5 +.





Producer: Mariana Ferraz
Production Companies: Matizar Filmes
Screenwriter: Guilherme Coelho, Letícia Simões, Marcia Watzl
Cinematographer: Alberto Bellezia
Editor: Marcia Watzl
Sound Design: Denilson Campos
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Mexican American Cultural Center
Thur. April 28 1:00 PM