May 11-17, 2007
The H&M High Line Festival and Cinema Tropical are proud to announce the launching of ‘David Bowie’s 10 favorite Latin American and Spanish Films from the last 100 years’ taking place May 11 – 17 in New York City as part of The H&M High Line Festival, produced by David Binder, Josh Wood and Live Nation.
This film series is a celebration of the great cinema tradition of Latin America and Spain and features some of the region’s most extraordinary and remarkable films. “It’s so exciting to dive headfirst into this world, such talent and great innovation going on,” says David Bowie and adds, “I could call this selection, One-Hundred Years Of ‘Look What I’ve Found.’”
“I was thrilled to learn about David Bowie’s great enthusiasm for Latin American and Spanish cinemas. We’re so excited to be working with him in this films series, which hopefully will help us bring new audiences to watch Latin American films,” says Carlos A. Gutiérrez, Co-director of Cinema Tropical.
For audiences that discovered the exciting world of Latin American cinema in the most recent awards season, this series offers a great opportunity to learn where this film tradition emerged. Historically, despite an unstable environment for film production, Latin America and Spain have been one of the richest regions for filmmaking in the world. “Latin American cinema didn’t start with Amores Perros nor City of God. For over one hundred years, these countries have produced an outstanding body of work that unfortunately not that many people are aware of,” says Gutierrez.
The H&M High Line Festival is presented by Garnier, Grolsch and Jetblue Airway. Time Inc. serves as the festival’s Official National Media Sponsor and Time Out NY is the Official New York Media Partner. The film series is sponsored by www.terra.com and Sagatiba USA.
Special thanks to the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and the Consulate General of Argentina in New York.
All screenings at Quad Cinema
34 West 13th Street (betweeh Fifth and Sixth Avex.), New York City