CINE SIN FRONTERAS (CINEMA WITHOUT BORDERS)

Join LACLA for the highlights from the 2017 Morelia International Film Festival

 Free and open to the public

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Lerner.jpgCurated by Dr. Jesse Lerner, Pitzer College

Dr. Lerner is a writer, director, editor and cinematographer whose films have screened nationally and internationally in the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and in museums from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has also worked as a curator and programmer of film festivals from the Guggenheim in New York to CONACULTA in Mexico City. As a Professor of Media Studies at Claremont College in Claremont, CA he is actively involved as an educator, advocate, analyst and participant in the world of film and video.

 

 

 

PROGRAM:

6:30pm - Pre-screening Reception and Raffle

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7:00pm - Screenings

REFUGIO/REFUGE (25 MINUTES)

Spanish with no subtitles

Directors: Mayra P. Caal Gaspar and Eloi Chávez

Refugio (Refuge)  is a short film that tells the stories of Amalia and Roberto, two Guatemalan refugees who fled on foot to the Mexican state of Campeche on the Yucatan peninsula. Like many other Guatemalan refugees (36,000 of them) Amalia and Roberto fled Guatemala's three decade long civil war where atrocities and civilian massacres were perpetrated by both the army and the guerrilla fighters. Narrated in the first person, the co-director of this documentary introduces us into the universe of these refugees who, despite their trauma, have reconstructed their lives, identities, and created a new community in Mexico.

Refugio (Refuge), es un cortometraje que cuenta la historia de Amalia y Roberto, dos refugiados Guatemaltecos que salieron de la península de Yucatán y llegaron caminando al estado de Campeche, México. Tal y como lo hacen muchos refugiados Guatemaltecos, Amalia y Roberto huían de tres décadas de guerra civil en su país en donde fueron testigos de atrocidades y masacres en contra de la población, perpetradas por las fuerzas armadas y la guerrilla. En el filme, narrado en primera persona, el codirector de este documental  lleva a la audiencia a un universo desconocido donde estos refugiados, a pesar de su trauma, logran reconstruir sus vidas, cambian sus identidades y crean una nueva comunidad en México. 

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TRAILER

LA SELVA NEGRA/THE MODERN JUNGLE (72 MINUTES)

Spanish w/ English subtitles

Directors: Saúl Kak and Charles Fairbanks

La selva negra (The Modern Jungle) is a portrait of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, Don Juan, who falls under the spell of a pyramid-scheme-marketed nutritional supplement. Juan's neighbor Carmen lives simply, in harmony with the land her martyred husband paid for with his life. This film documents their struggles and encounters with outside forces: from capitalism and commodity fetish, to the culture of cinema, and the directors of this film.

La selva negra (The Modern Jungle) es un auto-retrato de la globalización filtrada por la fiebre y la ilusión de un chamán mexicano, Don Juan, quien cae bajo el hechizo y la obsesión de un negocio multinivel de un suplemento nutricional. La vecina de Juan, Carmen, simplemente vive en armonía con la tierra que su esposo mártir pago con su vida. Este filme documenta sus luchas y los encuentros con fuerzas exteriores. Desde capitalismo hasta la comodidad, y la cultura del cine y el director de este filme

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TRAILER

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9:00pm - RAFFLE

 

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This program is made possible with funds by

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WHEN
September 08, 2017 at 7pm - 10pm
WHERE
Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles
2401 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90057
United States
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CONTACT
Marissa Hicks-Alcaraz ·
256 RSVPS
Valerie Eberly Steve Anker Steve Fraatz Tony Herrera Barbara Dube Nathan Cheung Catherine Benamou Lucas Morin Ann Marie De La Riva Flor Arellano Alvaro Parra Diana Carolina Cecilia Noboa-Castro Monica Garcia Beatriz Velasquez Minerva Crespo Marianne Sadowski Mike Salas Gladis Fischler Ryan Mendoza Raul Macias Antonieta Poncedeleon Nathaniel Carbajal Jesus Melendez Eugene Encinias Edgar Soriano fabian euresti

Who's RSVPing

Julia Alvarez
Francisco Morado
Carmen M Diaz
Ruby Medrano
Teresa Correno
Ramon Hernandez
Carlos J. Ramirez
Veronica Salcedo
Kimberly Corona
Cecile Vazquez
Jennifer De la Torre
Miguel Rodriguez
Javier Salcedo
Fabiola Sanchez
Eddie Sakaki

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