Next Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th, the Atlanta Film Festival is pleased to announce the first ever Cinemás Film Series at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts. Featuring films from Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Venezuela, Cinemás will showcase cultural and cinematic diversity within the Latin American community during National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th through October 15th).
Saturday October 10, 2015 - 5:00PM
directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia
Colombia, 2014, Spanish, 103 minutes
Every night after work, Roberto makes graffiti on different walls of his neighborhood on the east of Cali. One day he loses his job because he steals several cans of paint, using them to create a large mural on the lot next to his house. Without a dime to help his mother, he crosses the city looking for Eduardo, another young graffiti artist, who studies fine arts and is having a difficult time since his parents divorced and his grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. Both penniless, the boys move aimlessly through the city, expressing themselves with through their art, creating images on walls along the way, making statements, while sharing memories and experiences.
Saturday October 10, 2015 - 7:30PM
directed by Julia Patricia Perez
Peru, 2014, Spanish, 80 minutes
Can a cook change his country through his food? FINDING GASTON follows acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio, largely credited with creating and popularizing Peruvian cuisine, to discover the stories, the inspirations and the dreams behind the man who has taken his cuisine outside the kitchen on a mission to change his country with his food. Join this culinary journey into the world of Peruvian cuisine and discover the power of food in Peru—and around the world.
Sunday October 11, 2015 - 3:00PM
directed by Mariana Rondón
Venezuela, 2013, Spanish, 93 mintues
A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother.
Sunday October 11, 2015 - 5:30PM
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
directed by Wim Wenders
Cuba/Germany, 1999, Spanish/English, 105 minutes
This documentary by lauded German filmmaker Wim Wenders follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country’s finest musicians to record an album. Among the artists included in the project are singer Ibrahim Ferrer and pianist Rubén González, who are both interviewed and featured in studio footage. Eventually the ensemble travels to the United States to perform in front of rapt audiences.
A limited number of free tickets for each film are available for ATLFF members (check your inboxes for directions). Click here for more information on the film series or the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club's farewell concert at the Rialto.