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DISCOVER FILM! THREE WEEKS OF INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT CINEMA
2013 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival runs April 11-28
Minneapolis, MN (March 27, 2013) – The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, will return to five screens of the St. Anthony Main Theatre April 11 through 28. The Festival will screen some 200 international independent feature length and short films representing over 60 countries in an array of new and returning programs and will feature visits from prominent international filmmakers and celebrities and a host of galas, events, parties, and panel discussions.
For more information, visit www.mspfilmfest.org<http://www.mspfilmfest.org/>. In addition, please note the following films:
Clandestine Childhood/Infancia Clandestina
Director Ávila's semi-autobiographical drama is not your average coming-of-age story. Growing up in Argentina in the 1970s meant living under military rule -- and for 12-year-old Juan, whose parents are radical freedom fighters, it means living with a secret identity. Juan is in a new city, with a new name, and he is just adjusting to new friends, and a budding romance, when it appears he will be uprooted yet again. With its confident period setting and powerful animated interludes, this is a stylish and truthful story about clandestine life and love. (D: Benjamín Ávila, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, 2012, Spanish, 112 min)
MON 4/15 9:10PM
THU 4/18 4:30PM
Everybody Has A Plan/Todos Tenemos Un Plan
Just as depression sets in for Agustín, he is visited by his twin brother Pedro, who, through his terminal illness, provides Agustín a chance to escape his stifling, domestic life. As Pedro, Agustín (Viggo Mortensen) moves back to his birthplace, which has morphed into a seedy hotbed of organized crime, a scene that Pedro was entrenched in fully. First-time director Ana Piterberg slows the pace down, so that the tension delicately lies under all of the action, keeping the audience on the edge of its seat from start to finish. (D: Ana Piterbarg, Argentina, Spain, 2012, Spanish, 118 min)
FRI 4/19 4:00PM
SUN 4/21 9:25PM
In this gorgeously dreamlike and mysterious tale, a young woman named Clarice gives birth on her deathbed to a baby girl also christened Clarice by the bruxa (or witch) attending the nearly simultaneous moments of death and birth. Spirited away to a remote lakeside village, baby Clarice lives her whole life in the span of twenty-four hours, and yet (as the film’s vast, black-and-white panoramas suggest) even so compressed a lifetime remains impossible to fully grasp or contain. In Eduardo Nunes’s assured debut feature, precious strands of memory, identity and desire add up to a palpable fairytale affirming our place in the ineffable stream of life. (D: Eduardo Nunes, Brazil, 2011, Portuguese, 128 min)
MON 4/22 4:30PM
Life Kills Me/ La Vida Me Mata
Life and death come wrapped in a mutual embrace, both absurd and poignant, in this smart comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving cinematographer and a morbidly obsessed drifter. At work on a seriously schlocky, low-budget horror film, Gaspar is still reeling from the untimely death of his beloved older brother when he meets Alvaro at yet another premature funeral. A mildly sociopathic young man with an unyielding curiosity for the dark side, Alvaro soon coaxes Gaspar out of his shell in unexpected ways, in a debut film that pulses with a sure cinematic style as it channels a compassionate vision of frail, formidable, unforgettable lives. (D: Sebastián Silva, Chile, 2007, Spanish, 92 min)
SAT 4/20 1:00PM
FRI 4/26 3:00PM
Violeta Went to Heaven/Violeta Se Fue A Los Cielos
Violeta Went To Heaven, a biopic of popular Chilean folk singer Violeta Parra, combines an unconventional structure with visceral storytelling to provide a new perspective on the artist’s infamous life. The film places heavy emphasis on Parra’s childhood, her journey through Europe, and her failed relationship with Swiss musician Gilbert Favre, to create a near complete understanding of Parra’s ascendency to national prominence, and her tragic fall from grace. The film won the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize at Sundance. (D: Andrés Wood, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, 2012, Spanish, 110 min)
SAT 4/13 9:45PM
MON 4/15 9:20PM
La Playa DC
Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled across the country from the war, faced the difficulties of growing up in Bogota, a city of exclusion and racism. When his younger brother and closest friend disappears, Tomas plunges in the streets of the city. His search becomes an initiatory journey that reveals a unique perspective of a vibrant and unstable city that, like Tomas, stands on the threshold between what once was and what might be. Premiered at Cannes 2012. (D: Juan Andrés Arango, Colombia, 2012, Spanish, 90 min)
SAT 4/13 11:30AM
MON 4/15 9:45PM
A dream-like elegy about a war-torn part of Colombia as well as a nicely underplayed coming-of-age story, Towrope centers on 19-year-old Alicia. Traumatizing memories invade her mind like a ceaseless storm. Uprooted from her destroyed village by the armed conflict, Alicia tries to start a new life in La Sirga, a decadent hostel on the shores of a great lake in the highlands of the Andes. The house belongs to solitary Oscar, her only family member still living. There, she will try to settle down until her fears and the threat of war resurface again. (D: William Vega, Colombia/France/Mexico, 2012, Spanish, 88 min)
SUN 4/14 4:15PM
TUE 4/16 4:15PM
We Women Warriors
We Women Warriors is an independent documentary feature that follows three native women caught in the crossfire of Colombia's warfare who are using nonviolent resistance to defend their people's survival. In Colombia there are 102 aboriginal groups, one-third of which are in danger of extinction because of the ongoing conflict. Trapped in a protracted predicament financed by the drug trade, indigenous women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope. We Women Warriors bears witness to rights abuses and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage and faith in the survival of indigenous culture. (D: Nicole Karsin, USA, 2012, Spanish, English, 83 min)
SUN 4/21 12:00PM
MON 4/22 6:55PM
Actors Andrés Levin and Cucu Diamantes Invited
It’s hard to pin down Amor Crónico with any one label; the film is a documentary, comedy, romance, road movie, and musical, all driven by the magnetic personality of Cuban-born, New York-based pop star Cucu Diamantes. A fictional romance story is mixed in with real concert footage of Diamantes tour of the Cuban countryside, the first such tour by someone living outside of the country. This colorful, funny romp through the vibrant island nation has Diamantes wondering where her true place in this world resides. (D: Jorge Perugorria, Cuba, USA, 2012, Spanish, 80 min)
SAT 4/20 5:10PM
SUN 4/21 7:00PM
Justice For My Sister
When her sister is found on the side of the road, dead and badly beaten, Rebeca takes to the corrupt justice system in Guatemala and demand that her sister’s killer is locked up. Every year in Guatemala there are hundreds of cases similar to that of Rebeca’s sister, and yet rarely do the perpetrators of these crimes get punished, oftentimes due to simple apathy on the part of the police. In this tragic documentary, we see how one sister’s fight for justice becomes a rallying cry for an entire nation. (D: Kimberly Bautista, Guatemala, 2012, Spanish, 69 min)
SUN 4/14 12:45PM
WED 4/17 7:20PM *Dir. Kim Bautista Attending
7 Boxes/ 7 Cajas
Rivaling the excitement, action and inventiveness of Hollywood thrillers, 7 Boxes follows teenage Victor, who ekes out a living delivering packages in Asunción, Paraguay. On a hot, sticky Friday amid the city’s tangled streets, Victor receives a request to deliver 7 boxes in exchange for $100 -- it is too good an opportunity to pass up. But this seemingly easy job soon gets very complicated. Something in this cargo is highly coveted, and Victor quickly finds himself boxed in. (D: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori, Paraguay, 2012, Spanish, 100 min)
FRI 4/12 9:15PM
MON 4/15 4:45PM
The Fantastic World Of Juan Orol/El Fantástico Mundo De Juan Orol
Move over Ed Wood! Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol, receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz, whose career spanned nearly sixty films. In a glorious black-and-white flashback mingling movie-tainted memories of his Galician childhood, forced exile to Cuba and arrival in Mexico, intrepid “Juanito“ pursues failed careers as baseball player, boxer, bullfighter and gangster before landing in the movies—where failure kind of works for him. As Orol, Roberto Sosa exudes droll underdog charm, anchoring a fast-moving comedy where every frame is an infectious homage to a golden age of cinema, the wile of memory and the art of fantasy. (D: Sebastián del Amo, Mexico, 2012, Spanish, 90 min)
WED 4/17 7:15PM
WED 4/24 9:50PM
Multiple Visions (The Crazy Machine)
Multiple Visions (The Crazy Machine) documents the work of one of the keenest eyes in film history, Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, who’s responsible for many of the lasting images from Mexico’s golden age of cinema. From 1932 through 1983, Figueroa worked for such greats as John Ford, Howard Hawks and Luis Buñuel. While many cinematographers of today appear to praise the master, Multiple Visions works best when it lets Figueroa’s films play for long stretches uninterrupted, allowing the work to speak for itself. (D: Emilio Maillé, Mexico, 2012, Spanish, French, English, 96 min)
FRI 4/19 9:50PM
SAT 4/20 3:45PM
After Lucia/Después de Lucía
When Roberto’s wife dies in a car accident, he moves to a new city with his teenage daughter Alejandra, but they soon find the new city comes with an entirely new set of problems. After a party at her new school goes poorly, Alejandra experiences intense bullying, but she can’t turn to her dad who has been emotionally disconnected from the world since his wife died. As Roberto withdraws more and more, Alejandra’s situation becomes more unbearable, in an emotionally challenging film that won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes. (D: Michel Franco, Mexico, 2012, Spanish, 103 min)
SAT 4/13 4:30PM
MON 4/22 4:40PM
5 de Mayo: The Battle
An epic and emotional history of the events leading up to the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, when the small, poorly equipped Mexican army stunned its French occupiers with a decisive victory. Immortalized for the past 150 years in Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Rafa Lara’s war film brings to life the dramas of the politicians, the generals, and the soldiers on the ground, as well as their wives waiting back at home. Utilizing hundreds of extras, this is a grand, classical war film rarely seen from Latin America. 5 de Mayo: The Battle excels both at the intimate and the legendary, with fiercely charged imagery. (MIFF) (D: Rafa Lara, Mexico, 2013, Spanish, 125 min)
FRI 4/26 4:00PM
SUN 4/28 11:45AM
Ivan’s Dream/ El Sueño de Iván
Ivan’s Dream is every kid’s soccer fantasy--and a fun family comedy to boot! For the first time in the history of world football, a team of the biggest stars on the planet will play against an international selection of hand-picked children! Representing Spain, Ivan travels with the team to Mexico for the heavily televised charity match. Light romantic comedy and drama on and off the field at Aztec Stadium ensues amongst Ivan, his best friend Paula, the class bully, a FIFA representative, and the team’s coaches (rival soccer stars). Set in a culture of World Cup references and reverence, the kids take on the grown-ups for the craziest and most unpredictable game ever played! (D: Roberto Spain/Mexio/Columbia, 2011, Spanish, 90 min)
SUN 4/14 1:00PM
SUN 4/21 2:35PM
The 13th Annual Latino Youth Peace and Leadership Conference:
When: May 10, 2013, 8:45am-3:00pm
Where: Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis
The Latino Youth Peace and Leadership Conference is an all-day event that celebrates Latino culture and helps Latino middle and high school students learn to share peace through leadership. The primary goal of this event is to promote youth development, leadership, and positive cultural identity while enabling teens to see their role as peacemakers and learn individual actions to share with their families, schools, and neighborhoods. Participating youth have the opportunity to meet students from other schools while learning and having fun in cultural workshops, presentations and activities relevant to their lives.What makes this a one-of-a-kind event is that it is planned by and for Latino youth; a team of high school students meet weekly for 10 months to plan and develop all conference elements.
The theme for this year’s 13th annual Peace and Leadership Conference is“Tradiciones en el Corazón; Unidos Salimos Adelante / Traditions in our Hearts; United We Thrive,” enabling students to celebrate their heritage.
Important Registration Information:
- Youth must be of middle school or high school age in order to attend.
- Registration materials will be available by the beginning of February. Registration is limited to the first 175 participants so please register early to secure a spot.
- The cost per youth participant is $20 for early
registration (before April 11) and $30 after early registration deadline.
- Each group of students must be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone. Adult chaperones should also complete a registration form; however, they will not be charged a registration fee. Please note that adults will not be participating in the workshops in order allow space for more youth participants.
- Please contact Maureen Springer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 612-872-6165 ext. 117 for registration materials or if you would like more information about the event.
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