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Baby Shower

Pablo Illanes

Chile, Horror/Slasher, 2011
100 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Four ex-classmates get together for the weekend. One of the four is pregnant. The venue chosen for the party is a country house located one hour away from the city. It has been a while since the four of them saw each other, and one recently-committed betrayal threatens to destroy their long and deep friendship. The revelation of a dark secret and a series of violent deaths transform the baby shower into a nightmare. A very disturbing one. This film has played in various festivals, including the Horror Quest Film Festival, and was awarded Best Director, Latin American film, at Fantaspoa 2011.


Texas Premiere

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Pablo IllanesPablo Illanes studied journalism at the Universidad Diego Portales before embarking on a career as a film critic and then as a writer of telenovelas. He continues to enjoy success as a writer for telenovelas, television series, and as a novelist. Baby Shower, which features prominent TV stars he's worked with in the past, is his film directorial debut.




Producer: Luigi Araneda, Francisca Cummins
Production Companies: Arrebatoi Films, El Asombro
Screenwriter: Pablo Illanes
Cinematographer: Tevo Díaz
Editor: Nicolás Ibieta, Catalina Marín Duarte
Sound Design: Aural, Filmosonido
Music: Jimmy H. Frazier
Cast: Ingrid Isensee, Patricia López, Claudia Burr, Kiki Rojo, Francisca Merino, Sofía García, Álvaro Gómez, Pablo Krough, Nicolás Alonso


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Baby Shower

Sunday, April 29 - 1:45 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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¿Alguien ha visto a Lupita?
Have You Seen Lupita?

Gonzalo Justiniano

Mexico/Chile/Argentina/Germany/USA, Comedy/Drama, 2011
86 min, RED, Color
Spanish, English with English, Spanish subtitles


Lupita, a young Mexican girl, runs away from her family who want to commit her into a hospital. She will start a journey that will take us into a world that seems crazier than she is. With her sensuality, innocence and romanticism, Lupita invites us to think that the world can be experienced in other ways. This film, shot partially in Austin, has delighted audiences at the Los Angeles International Film Festival and the Guadalajara International Film Festival.


Regional Premiere


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Gonzalo Justiniano is a director, writer and producer from Chile. He studied at the University of Paris and the Louis Lumière Film School. His work explores the world of economically marginalized characters. The festivals of Trieste, Damascus, Havana, Montevideo, Brussels, New York, Berlin and Cartagena have awarded his work.


Producer: Gonzalo Justiniano, Daniel de la Vega
Screenwriter: Gonzalo Justiniano, Marina Stavenhagen
Cinematographer: Miguel Bunster
Editor: Carolina Quevedo
Sound Design: Zoo Films
Music: Jorge Arriagada
Cast: Dulce María, Carmen Salinas, Cristián de La Fuente, Schlomit Baytelman, Angélica Castro

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Alguien ha visto a Lupita | Have You Seen Lupita?












Tuesday, April 24 

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar


With actress Dulce María and producer
Daniel de la Vega in attendance


7:00 PM - SOLD OUT

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Aquí entre nos
Between Us

Patricia Martínez de Velasco

Mexico, Family/Romantic Comedy, 2011
95 min, 16mm Super, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Rodolfo and Miriam move into a new house, which Rodolfo gives Miriam as a token of his love. Seventeen years later, although they have three lovely daughters, their relationship completely loses its charm. Rodolfo and Miriam are inconsiderate with each other, and Rodolfo is treated solely as the provider of the family.  One day, Rodolfo decides not to go to work. During the one day when the family routine is broken, Rodolfo realizes that he is a perfect stranger in his own family. This award-winning film has captivated audiences and juries around the world.


Regional Premiere

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Patricia Martínez de VelascoPatricia Martínez de Velasco was born in Mexico City. She graduated with honors from the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, where she studied film production. Patricia's first feature film, Aquí entre nos, has already won the Best Actor Award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico; the Bronze Zenith Award for First Feature Film at the World Film Festival in Montreal, Canada; and many other awards as well.


Producer: Roberto Sneider
Production Companies: Cuévano Films, La Banda Films
Screenwriter: Patricia Martínez de Velasco
Cinematographer: Paula Huidrobo
Editor: Óscar Figueroa
Sound Design: Santiago Nuñez
Music: Victor Hernandez Stumpfhauser
Cast: Jesús Ochoa, Carmen Beato, Giovana Fuentes, Diana García, Camila  Risser, Giovanna Zacarías

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Aquí entre nos Between Us

Saturday, April 28 - 7:15 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

With director Patricia Martínez de Velasco and producer Roberto Sneider in attendance

SOLD OUT




 

Bonsái
Bonsai

Cristián Jiménez

Chile/France/Argentina/Portugal, Drama/Comedy, 2011
95 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


This charming debut celebrates love, literature and botany in the portrayal of a struggling writer, who, in order to keep up a lie that he has told his current lover, finds himself writing a book about his very first experience with love. Nostalgic and moving, Jiménez captures the essence of first love, and the loss of innocence that occurs when it disappears. This film has played all over the world, including in Un Certain Regard at Cannes and at the Toronto International Film Festival; winner of the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film at Havana Film Festival, and both the Grand Jury Prize (Ibero-American Competition) and the Jordan Alexander Kressler Screenwriting Award at Miami Film Festival.


Co-presented by Austin Film Society

Austin Premiere


Cristian JimenezCristián Jiménez was born in Valdivia, Chile in 1975. Before becoming a filmmaker, he wrote short stories and studied sociology in Santiago de Chile, Heidelberg and London. His first feature film, Ilusiones ópticas, a deadpan dramatic comedy where different lives intersect during a grey winter in Valdivia, premiered in San Sebastián in 2009. He wrote and directed several short films, among them El Tesoro de los Caracoles and XX, co-wrote the feature films 199 Recetas para ser Feliz and Los Debutantes, and worked as a TV producer in the UK during 3 years.


Producer: Bruno Bettati, Julie Gayet, Nadia Turincev
Screenwriter: Cristián Jiménez
Cinematographer: Inti Briones
Editor: Soledad Salfate
Sound Design: Manuel Robles
Music: Caroline Chaspoul, Eduardo Henríquez
Cast: Diego Noguera, Natalia Galgani, Gabriela Arancibia, Trinidad González, Hugo Medina

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Bonsai

Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Screening followed by Skype Q&A with director Cristián Jiménez

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El estudiante
The Student

Santiago Mitre

Argentina, Drama/Thriller, 2011
110 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Roque is a handsome young Argentinian just arrived from the provinces to start his studies at the University of Buenos Aires. One of his many sexual conquests is Paola, a pretty but tough young adjunct professor who leads him into the thick of the school's vibrant political life. Soon he meets Alberto, a retired politician who becomes his mentor; Roque quickly learns the ropes and uses his charisma to rise through the ranks and become a student leader and organizer, navigating idealism and betrayals, propelled by his driving ambition. This film has enjoyed success from BAFICI to Toronto International Film Festival, and many places in between, including being honored with numerous accolades by Argentina's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Texas Premiere

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Santiago Mitre

Santiago Mitre was born in Buenos Aires. Known for co-writing the feature films Lion's Den and Carancho with Pablo Trapero, he has also written and directed the short film El Escondite. He co-wrote and co-directed the 2010 feature El amor (primera parte). El estudiante is his solo feature debut.


Producer: Agustina Llambi Campbell, Santiago Mitre, Fernando Brom
Screenwriter: Santiago Mitre
Cinematographer: Gustavo Biazzi, Soledad Rodríguez, Federico Cantini, Alejo Maglio
Editor: Delfina Castagnino
Music: Los Natas
Cast: Esteban Lamothe, Romina Paula, Ricardo Félix, Valeria Correa

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El estudiante

Friday, April 27 - 7:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Extraterrestre
Extraterrestrial

Nacho Vigalondo

Spain, Comedy/Drama/Sci-Fi, 2011
90 min, RedOne, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Julio wakes up with one hell of a hangover. As he gradually takes in his surroundings, it's obvious he's not in his own bed. He introduces himself to Julia, his apparent hookup from the night before, and they go through the typically awkward conversation. Julia is clearly trying to get him out of her apartment as soon as possible. But as he gathers his belongings, they realize that things are much too quiet, even for a Sunday. A quick trip to the balcony reveals absolutely no one on the street. They gaze off into the distance and see a huge spaceship looming on the horizon. While they struggle to understand what they're seeing, Julia's neighbor Angel stops by. Angel brings news of the alien invasion, and it becomes apparent that he's obsessed with Julia and maybe even spying on the apartment. When Julia's live-in boyfriend Carlos comes home, things become even more complicated. (Synopsis by Luke Mullen)


Co-presented by Fantastic Fest

Repertory Screening

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Nacho Vigalondo was born in Cabezón de la Sal, Cantabria, Spain. He studied Audiovisuals at the University of the Basque Country, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and of the European Film Academy (EFA). He received an Academy Award® nomination for short film 7:35 de la Mañana (2003). His feature films are Timecrimes (2007) and Extraterrestrial (2011).


Producer: Nahikari Ipiña
Production Companies: Sayaka Producciones, Apaches Entertainment, Antena 3 Films
Screenwriter: Nacho Vigalondo
Cinematographer: Jon D. Domínguez
Editor: Jon D. Domínguez
Sound Design: Roberto Fernandez
Music: Jorge Magaz
Cast: Michelle Jenner, Julián Villagrán, Carlos Areces, Miguel Noguera, Raúl Cimas

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Extraterrestre

Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Gordo, calvo y bajito
Fat, Bald, Short Man

Carlos Osuna

Colombia, Black Comedy/Drama/Animation, 2011
90 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Antonio Farfán is a middle-aged man who works in a notary's office. He has always believed he is a failure because he is bald, short and fat. Though his mind is never silent, his life goes along almost uneventfully until the new notary arrives: a fatter, balder and shorter man who, unlike Antonio, is successful and loved by others. Dazed and confused, Antonio is now thrown out to the real world where he faces his own fears and ends up living pretty unexpected situations. With an animation style all its own, playing smartly with depth of field, Gordo, calvo y bajito is an impressive cinematic debut, screening internationally and recently receiving a Special Mention at the Warsaw Film Festival.


Austin Premiere

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Carlos Osuna

Carlos Osuna was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1980. He received a Master's degree in Visual Arts from the Javeriana University. In 2009, he was awarded a grant from the Francisco Javier Fund for Social Projects for his documentary Giving Life to Life, and in 2002, his short video, Watch TV, won the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle Award at the Bogotá Film Festival. Gordo, calvo y bajito is his first feature film.


Producer: Carlos Osuna, Juan Mauricio Ruiz
Production Companies: Malta Cine
Screenwriter: Carlos Osuna, Juan Mauricio Ruiz
Cinematographer: Yomayra Puentes, Guillermo Santos
Editor: Carlos Osuna
Sound Design: Diego Castillo, Diego Gomez, Andrés Martínez, Juan David Quintero
Music: Leonardo Bohórquez, Alejandro Quintero
Cast: Álvaro Bayona, Fernando Arévalo, Jairo Camargo, Julio Medina, Ernesto Benjumea, Nicolás Montero, Juan Manuel Combariza, Sandra Reyes, Marcela Mar, Juan Diego Bernal, Elkin Díaz, Juan Felipe Ortiz, Florina Lemaitre


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Saturday, April 28 - 4:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Fat, Bald, Short Man is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2012 film series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org.

 

José e Pilar
Jose and Pilar

Miguel Gonçalves Mendes

Spain/Portugal, Documentary, 2010
117 min, DigiBeta, Color
Spanish, Portuguese with English subtitles


José e Pilar is a deeply moving story about love, loss and literature. It follows the days of José Saramago, the Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, and his wife, Pilar del Río. The film shows their whirlwind life of international travel, his passion for completing his last masterpiece, The Elephant's Journey, and how their love quietly sustains them throughout. José e Pilar reveals the hidden Saramago, unravels any preconceived notions about him, and proves that genius and simplicity are indeed compatible. It is a funny and touching portrait on the endurance of the artistic spirit. A glimpse into the life of one of the greatest creators of the 20th century, it shows us that, as Saramago says, "There is always another way to say everything." This life-affirming film has charmed audiences and juries world wide, and was Portugal's official entry to the 2012 Academy Awards.


Austin Premiere

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Miguel Gonçalves Mendes

Miguel Gonçalves Mendes is a Portuguese film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Since the early 2000s he's worked on a number of shorts and features, generating a filmography that has taken him to renowned film festivals around the globe.





Producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Bel Berlinck, Esther García, Fernando Meirelles, Miguel Gonçalves Mendes
Production Companies: JumpCut
Cinematographer: Daniel Neves
Editor: Cláudia Rita Oliveira
Sound Design: Alessandro Laroca, Armando Torres
Cast: José Saramago, Pilar del Río, Gael García Bernal, Fernando Meirelles

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Jose e Pilar

Wednesday, April 25 - 7:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Los viejos
The Parents

Martín Boulocq

Bolivia, Drama, 2011
73 min, RED/HD, Color/Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles


Toño sets off on a long journey back to his hometown in the south of Bolivia. Many years have passed since he was kicked out of his home, where things have now changed with his family. Mario, his adopted father, suffers from a crippling disease and cannot speak. Ana, with whom he shared his childhood and who was also his first love, is now a single mother with a 9-year-old boy. With silent characters, recurring dreams, long walks through the countryside, childhood friends with almost nothing in common, Los viejos is a film about absence and loneliness, banishment and abrupt separations, and, above all, it is a story about the attempt to reconcile with the past. Los viejos enjoyed its world premiere at Busan International Film Festival and continues on a successful festival run.


North American  Premiere

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Martin Boulocq

Martín Boulocq was born in 1980 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He dropped out of his Philosophy and Social Communication studies in order to write and direct his first feature Lo más bonito y mis mejores años, which garnered awards at the Guadalajara, Havana, and Valdivia film festivals. He later founded the company CQ Films.





Producer: Alba Balderrama
Production Companies: CQ Films
Screenwriter: Martín Boulocq, Rodrigo Hasbun
Cinematographer: Daniela Cajías
Editor: Martín Boulocq, Salvy Fuentes
Sound Design: Martín García Serventi
Music: Ronisch, Ramiro Robles, Grillo Villegas
Cast: Andrea Camponovo, Fabricio Camponovo, Roberto Guihon, Julio Iglesias

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Los viejos

Sunday, April 29 - 4:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Meu País
My Country

André Ristum

Brazil, Family Drama, 2011
90 min, HDV, Color
Portuguese, Italian with English subtitles


Marcos and Thiago are brothers with a broken relationship. Marcos lives in Europe where he leads a life full of propriety. Thiago lives in Brazil and spends his time wasting his father's money on nights, booze and women. After their father dies, they are faced with astonishing news: their father had another daughter, a mentally disturbed girl, who has lived in a private mental institute all her life. This new reality leads the brothers into new experiences, forcing them to confront totally new and unexpected situations, which lead to a new and important understanding between them. Meu País, which has been celebrated for direction, acting, music, and editing in Brazil, now comes to Austin.


North American  Premiere


Andre-Ristum-cred-Felipe-Goncalves-webAndré Ristum was born in Rome and started his career in cinema in Italy as an AD. Since 1996, he has been working in Brazil, and has established himself in the industry primarily as a writer and director of short films, including the award winning Homem Voa?, De Glauber Para Jirges, 14 Bis, and Nello's. Meu País is his first feature film, which he wrote, directed, and produced.



Producer: Fabiano Gullane
Production Companies: Gullane
Screenwriter: André Ristum, Marco Dutra, Octavio Scopelliti
Cinematographer: Helcio Nagamine
Editor: Paulo Sacramento
Sound Design: Luiz Adelmo
Music: Patrick de Jongh, Patrícia Portaro
Cast: Rodrigo Santoro, Caua Raymond, Debora Falabella, Paulo Jose, Anita Caprioli

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Friday, April 27 - 10:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Mosquita y Mari

Aurora Guerrero


USA, Drama/Coming-of-Age, 2011

85 min, HD, Color

English, Spanish with English subtitles


Mosquita y Mari tells the story of two 15-year-old girls growing up in Los Angeles. When Yolanda meets her new neighbor, all they see in each other are differences. As an only child to her older, immigrant parents, Yolanda’s sole concern is going to college. For her part, street-smart Mari has to hustle to help her undocumented family stay above water. Despite Yolanda and Mari's contrasting approach to survival, they are soon brought together when Mari is almost expelled after saving Yolanda from an incident at school. Determined to call it even, Yolanda convinces Mari to let her tutor her to prove to the school’s principal that she’s more than a delinquent. They then forge a friendship that soon proves more complex and sensual than anticipated. Mosquita y Mari premiered earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival.


Austin Premiere

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Aurora Guerrero

Aurora Guerrero's short films include Pura Lengua and Viernes Girl. Mosquita y Mari participated in Tribeca All Access and the 2009 Film Independent Producers Lab. Most recently, Mosquita y Mari was awarded the 2011 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant and an LG Cinema 3D Fellowship, and Guerrero was named a Time Warner Fellow. Guerrero holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in Psychology and Chicano Studies, and from CalArts in Directing.


Producer: Chad Burris

Production Companies: Indion Entertainment Group, Maya Entertainment

Screenwriter: Aurora Guerrero

Cinematographer: Megela Croisignani

Editor: Augie Robles

Music: Ryan Beveridge

Cast: Fenessa Pineda, Venecia Troncoso, Laura Patalano, Joaquín Garrido, Dulce Maria Solis, Omar Leyva


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Mosquita Y Mari

Saturday, April 28 - 2:15 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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O Palhaço
The Clown

Selton Mello

Brazil, Comedy/Drama, 2011
88 min, 35mm, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

 

Benjamin and Waldemar, father and son, are the fabulous clown duo, Pangaré and Puro Sangue. They make their living traveling the country with a circus. They do not have a fixed address. Benjamin grows tired of the road and begins to feel he is no longer funny. Once he feels like he has lost his talent, he goes on a journey of self-discovery to claim a life he has so long dreamed of--to settle down, get a social security number, and an identity. O Palhaço, featuring the talented Brazilian actor and director Selton Mello, won Best Director at the São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards.

 

Regional Premiere

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Selton Mello was born in Passos, Brazil in 1972. He has become one of the most talented actors in Brazil, and has sustained a 30-year career. His first feature, December was awarded in several international film festivals. O Palhaço, his second feature film as director, became a box office hit in Brazil and has sold more than 1.5 million tickets.

 

 

 

 

Producer: Vania Catani, Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues
Production Companies: Bananeira Filmes, Telecine, Locall, Imagem Filmes, Globo Filmes
Screenwriter: Selton Mello, Marcelo Vindicato
Cinematographer: Adrian Tejido
Editor: Selton Mello, Marilia Moraes
Sound Design: George Saldanha
Cast: Paolo José, Selton Mello, Larissa Manoela, Giselle Motta, Teuda Bara

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Sunday, April 29 - 8:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

With producer Fernanda Kalume in attendance

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Sal
Salt

Diego Rougier

Argentina/Chile, Western/Drama/Comedy, 2011
112 min, RED/Super 16mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


A Spanish film director obsessed with making a Western decides to go to Northern Chile in search of a story for his screenplay. Once there, he gets confused for another man, and a real adventure begins. Now he will have a good script... if he leaves alive. This is the story of a man with no history, the journey of an author becoming his own character and his impossible return. Sal has enjoyed successful festival screenings including at Stockholm Film Festival and the Viña del Mar International Film Festival, and is set for a theatrical run later this year.


Co-presented by Fantastic Fest

Texas Premiere

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Diego Rougier

Born in Buenos Aires in 1970, Diego Rougier has built a successful career as a director of music videos, soap operas, TV series, and short films. Most recently he wrote and directed the short films Demasiado joven, Debut y despedida, Escorbo and Otro Domingo, as well as the series La Colonia for three seasons. Sal, which he wrote and directed, is his first feature film.


Producer: Javiera Contador
Production Companies: Picardía Films
Screenwriter: Diego Rougier
Cinematographer: David Bravo
Editor: Danielle Fillios
Sound Design: Felipe Zabala
Music: Gonzalo Valenzuela
Cast: Fele Martinez, Javiera Contador, Sergio Hernandez, Patricio Contreras, Gonzalo Valenzuela, Luis Dubo

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Sal

Thursday, April 26 - 10:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Sangue do Meu Sangue
Blood of My Blood

João Canijo

Portugal, Drama, 2011
133 min, HD, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles


Marcia is determined to end the cycle of poverty for her family and, when she discovers that her daughter is dating an older professor, she will stop at nothing to end this unwelcome relationship. Sangue do Meu Sangue is about the harshness of life in the inner city of Lisbon and the sacrifices that two women are willing to make for their family. This critically acclaimed film with superb sound design and use of mise-en-scène has played in numerous festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, and won the FIPRESCI Prize at San Sebastián.


Texas Premiere

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Joao Canijo

João Canijo was born in Portugal. Unlike other Portuguese filmmakers of his generation (those that made their appearance in the late 1980s and early '90s), João did not direct his first film after attending a film school. Instead, he underwent a kind of apprenticeship working as an assistant to Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, Werner Schroeter and Alain Tanner. Sangue do Meu Sangue is his seventh feature.


Producer: Pedro Borges
Screenwriter: João Canijo
Cinematographer: Mário Castanheira
Editor: João Braz
Cast: Rita Blanco, Fernando Luís, Anabela Moreira, Beatriz Batarda, Cleia Almeida, Marcello Urgeghe, Nuno Lopes, Teresa Madruga, Rafael Morais, Francisco Tavares, Teresa Tavares

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Wednesday, April 25 - 10:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Without A Net

Kelly J Richardson

Brazil/USA, Documentary, 2012
60 min, HD, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

 

Djeferson, Bárbara, Rayana and Platini live in a drug controlled slum of Rio de Janeiro. Their families are struggling, their homes are physically unstable, and everyone they know has dropped out of school. When a big-top circus tent suddenly appears in a nearby parking lot, they decide to take a chance. They learn trapeze, acrobatics, juggling and contortion, then audition for the end-of-year show. Along the way, Without A Net explores the connections between risk, desire, poverty and circus, and celebrates the perseverance and resilience of youth in the face of tremendous odds. Without A Net recently premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival to enthusiastic audiences, and was invited to an extra screening during the encore/"Festival Favorites" day.

 

Regional Premiere

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Kelly_Richardson

Kelly J Richardson is an actor, acrobat, aerialist and filmmaker. She graduated with honors from UC Berkeley, studied at the Ailey school for dance in New York City, and has performed circus, theater and dance in San Francisco, New York, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro. She has directed and produced several short films and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for the production of her first feature film, Without A Net.

 

Producer: Kelly J Richardson
Screenwriter: Jessica Abbe
Cinematographer: Kelly J Richardson
Editor: Quinn Costello
Sound Design: Mark Berger, James Lebrecht
Music: B. Quincy Griffin
Cast: Djeferson Mendes de Sila, Bárbara Moura, Rayana Dias de Motta, Platini Queiroz, Junior Perim, Allan Davi, Ademir "Ziquinho"

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Without A Net

Friday, April 27 - 4:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

With director Kelly J Richardson in attendance

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