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Latin American Films at MoMA's Doc Fortnight


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Doc Fortnight 2018: MoMA’s International Festival
of
Nonfiction Film and Media

February 15–26
The Museum of Modern Art

Latin American Films Presented by Cinema Tropical

Doc Fortnight, MoMA’s annual international festival of nonfiction film, returns for its 17th year with 12 days of innovative approaches to documentary filmmaking. Featuring a diverse assortment of features and short films from across the globe, the festival continues to highlight the vibrant and varied styles of independent filmmakers—both emerging and established—around the world.

 

HABANEROS (Julien Temple, Great Britain/Cuba, 2017, 126 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) Opening night. U.S. premiere. Acclaimed filmmaker Julien Temple celebrates the rich history of Cuba and its people in this homage to Havana. Weaving together archival footage, animations, movie excerpts, and interviews, and featuring a vibrant soundtrack of salsa, jazz, rumba, mambo, and hip hop, the film presents key moments in the city’s recent history—from the abolition of slavery at the end of the 19th century to the revolution of Fidel Castro—up to the current moment, with Havana on the brink of an exciting new global presence. Thursday, February 15, 7:30pm  

HABANEROS
(Julien Temple, Great Britain/Cuba, 2017, 126 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Opening night. U.S. premiere.

Acclaimed filmmaker Julien Temple celebrates the rich history of Cuba and its people in this homage to Havana. Weaving together archival footage, animations, movie excerpts, and interviews, and featuring a vibrant soundtrack of salsa, jazz, rumba, mambo, and hip hop, the film presents key moments in the city’s recent history—from the abolition of slavery at the end of the 19th century to the revolution of Fidel Castro—up to the current moment, with Havana on the brink of an exciting new global presence.

Thursday, February 15, 7:30pm

 

SEÑORITA MARÍA, LA FALDA DE LA MONTAÑA / MISS MARIA, SKIRTING THE MOUNTAIN (Rubén Mendoza, Colombia, 2017, 90 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) U.S. premiere Maria Luisa lives in a conservative Catholic village in rural Colombia. Designated male at birth and shunned by her family, she has found enough love in her God and in herself to keep her going despite it all. Preceded by Where We Are Now (Lucie Rachel, Great Britain, 2016, 9 min.) Saturday, February 17, 1:30pm — Q&A with filmmaker  

SEÑORITA MARÍA, LA FALDA DE LA MONTAÑA / MISS MARIA, SKIRTING THE MOUNTAIN
(Rubén Mendoza, Colombia, 2017, 90 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
U.S. premiere

Maria Luisa lives in a conservative Catholic village in rural Colombia. Designated male at birth and shunned by her family, she has found enough love in her God and in herself to keep her going despite it all. Preceded by Where We Are Now (Lucie Rachel, Great Britain, 2016, 9 min.)

Saturday, February 17, 1:30pm — Q&A with filmmaker

 

LA LIBERTAD DEL DIABLO / DEVIL'S FREEDOM (Everardo González, Mexico, 2017, 74 min. In Spanish with English subtitles). Hidden behind matching beige masks, victims and perpetrators of violence in Mexico reflect on the gruesome events that have come to shape their everyday lives. Stripped of names and faces, individuals are separated by their emotional response and stitched together by their shared fears. Preceded by Best of Luck with the Wall (Josh Begley, USA, 2017, 6 min.) Saturday, February 17, 7pm — Q&A with filmmaker  

LA LIBERTAD DEL DIABLO / DEVIL'S FREEDOM
(Everardo González, Mexico, 2017, 74 min. In Spanish with English subtitles).

Hidden behind matching beige masks, victims and perpetrators of violence in Mexico reflect on the gruesome events that have come to shape their everyday lives. Stripped of names and faces, individuals are separated by their emotional response and stitched together by their shared fears. Preceded by Best of Luck with the Wall (Josh Begley, USA, 2017, 6 min.)

Saturday, February 17, 7pm — Q&A with filmmaker

 

RíO VERDE: EL TIEMPO DE LOS YAKURUNAS / GREEN RIVER: THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS (Alvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento, Peru, 2017, 89 min. In Spanish; English subtitles. U.S. premiere This poetic journey into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon explores the perception of time in three small villages that live in close symbiosis with the river, a landscape inhabited by shamans and indigenous cultures that have been ravaged by the rubber industry. Monday, February 19, 4pm  

RíO VERDE: EL TIEMPO DE LOS YAKURUNAS / GREEN RIVER: THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS (Alvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento, Peru, 2017, 89 min. In Spanish; English subtitles.
U.S. premiere

This poetic journey into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon explores the perception of time in three small villages that live in close symbiosis with the river, a landscape inhabited by shamans and indigenous cultures that have been ravaged by the rubber industry.

Monday, February 19, 4pm

 

HÍBRIDOS, THE SPIRITS OF BRAZIL (Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmo, Brazil/France, 2017) This multi-platform project explores various forms of cinema, as well as various spiritual practices and trance forms around Brazil. Híbridos comprises four components: a feature-length film, a comprehensive open-source website, a multi-screen, site-specific installation, and a live cinema experience, in which the artists reconstruct the project from the source material in a dynamic presentation. Each form completes the other, in an attempt to question our relationship to images and to build an immersive, sensorial experience that evokes the trance state. Monday, February 19, 7pm

HÍBRIDOS, THE SPIRITS OF BRAZIL
(Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmo, Brazil/France, 2017)

This multi-platform project explores various forms of cinema, as well as various spiritual practices and trance forms around Brazil. Híbridos comprises four components: a feature-length film, a comprehensive open-source website, a multi-screen, site-specific installation, and a live cinema experience, in which the artists reconstruct the project from the source material in a dynamic presentation. Each form completes the other, in an attempt to question our relationship to images and to build an immersive, sensorial experience that evokes the trance state.

Monday, February 19, 7pm

Earlier Event: February 14
Special Screening of NOBODY'S WATCHING
Later Event: February 26
New York Premiere of THE ROMANTIC BARBER