Latin American Films in Denver
Below are several films included in this year's 2009 Starz Film Festival schedule.
My Land (USA, 2009) – Great job by Jason Burlage, who follows a young, indigenous Peruvian farmer, in the most amazingly beautiful setting you can imagine: The Sacred Valley of Cusco, the capital of the Incas. Jason will be on Monday, November 16, 9:15pm and Thursday, November 19, 6:30 pm
Black Box (Mexico, 2009) – In this psychological thriller, a secret organization plots to kill a political candidate – using a dying man as its unwilling assassin. Black Box introduces us to the conspirators via complex, fast-paced animation – but slows midway to a methodical cat-and-mouse game played by captor and captive in alternating roles. Friday, November 13, 7:00 PM, Saturday, November 14, 9:15 PM
Crossing (USA, 2009) – Mando Alvarado, Michael Ray Escamilla will be present. The classical Search for the Father in a picaresque trek for the border. Wednesday, November 18 , 6:45 PM, Thursday, November 19, 9:15 PM
Northless (Mexico, 2009) – Oaxacan-born director Rigoberto Perezcano’s great effort shows all the internal dimensions of being human, with the story of a young farmer from the south of Mexico trying to cross the US border. Sunday, November 15, 7:15 PM, Monday, November 16, 9:15 PM
One for the Road (Mexico, 2009) – Eva López Sánchez will be present: Three well-heeled young men looking for action in Mexico City and find it when they cross the boundaries that divide them from the city’s working classes to discover an entirely new world. Based on real-life experiences. Sunday, November 15, 9:30 PM, Monday, November 16, 6:45 PM
Heart of Time (Mexico/Spain, 2008) – Alberto Cortés will be present. In a simple love story you can see how Zapatistas guerrillas and supporters live in the Lacandona Jungle. Saturday, November 14, 2:30 PM, Sunday, November 15, 6:45 PM
Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Mexico, 2008) – In the experimental filmmaker Julián Hernández’s mystical celebration of sexual desire, two young lovers are torn apart by circumstance and seek divine guidance to help bring them back together. On the brink of reunion, tragedy strikes again, but their passion is so pure that the gods immortalize them in myth. Sunday, November 15, 12:30 PM, Monday, November 16, 6:00 PM
Gigante (Uruguay, 2009) – In Adrián Biniez’s quiet first feature, you see the process of knowing and meeting a significant other without the usual dating dealings. Tuesday, November 17, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 7 p.m.
When the Mountains Tremble – (USA, 1983) This acclaimed, remastered 1983 documentary follows Rigoberta Menchú, a Quiché Mayan who became a Nobel laureate for her courageous stance against the Guatemalan military forces and death squads at whose hands her father and two brothers died. Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m.