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SUBCINE'S U.S. LATINO NON-THEATRICAL CATALOG
CINEMA TROPICAL'S NON-THEATRICAL / EDUCATIONAL CATALOG
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A film by Javier Solórzano Casarin, Mexico, 2009, 65 min.
As part of a series of a country-wide airport raids in search of terrorists, Elvira Arellano, a Mexican woman working as a janitor at O'Hare International Airport, was arrested and convicted of Social Security fraud. On the date she was ordered to appear before immigration authorities, she took refuge in a Methodist church where she fought to remain in the United States with her American-born son. Despite her 12-month struggle, she was ultimately deported to Mexico in 2007. Elvira narrates the drama of this undocumented mother who has become an international symbol for undocumented workers' rights.
A film by Fernando Pérez, Cuba/Spain, 2003, 80 min.
A poetic homage to the city of Havana, this breathtaking film portrays Cuba’s capital as no other art form has before. A loving and melancholic picture over a 24 hour period of life of this city, the film follows ten ordinary Habaneros as they go about their daily routine.
“A lyrical, meticulously-crafted and unexpectedly melancholy homage to the battered but resilient inhabitants of a battered but resilient city... The surprisingly watchable delight strikes universal chords... "Suite" is a valuable addition to Cuba's cinematic canon.” — Variety
Grand Coral - First Prize - Havana Film Festival 2003
SIGNIS Award - San Sebastian International Film Festival 2003
Best Director, Best Music and Best Sound - Havana Film Festival 2003
FIPRESCI Prize - Havana Film Festival 2003
A film by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. USA/Cuba, 2005, 70 min.
Young Rebels follows five Cuban hip-hop groups and two producers over the course of a Havana summer.
A film by Pedro González-Rubio and Carlos Armella. Mexico, 2005, 87 min.
Pedro González-Rubio and Carlos Armella follow, almost from the character’s inside, and sometimes with a disturbing closeness, Fernando Pacheco, a.k.a El Suicida (The Suicide), a young bullfighter who fights not in big arenas but at popular parties of small Mayan communities in the Yucatán Peninsula.
A film by Lisandro Pérez-Rey. USA/Cuba, 2003, 80 min.
Weaving together riveting stories along with rare historical images and footage from present-day Cuba, this film recreates the Mariel Boatlift, a crisis that shook the very foundations of Cuban as well as American society.
A film by Juan Carlos Rulfo. Mexico, 1998, 75 min.
Made by the son of famed Mexican writer, Juan Rulfo, purports to be the son’s search for his father among the people who knew him. But as their memory betrays them, the film becomes a brooding reverie on love, memory, death and old age.
A film by Julia Solomonoff. Argentina/Spain, 2005, 88 min.
Exploring the secrets and silences of a family and a society that lived under a decade of fear, complicity with the dictatorship and concealment, Solomonoff debuts with a compelling story in a film that shines with exceptional performances by Valeria Bertuccelli and Ingrid Rubio.