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Worcester’s 19th Latino Film Festival – April 1-April 6, 2014

ALL SHOWS IN JEFFERSON ACADEMIC CENTER 320

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UN AMOR
(Argentina 2011)
Tuesday April 1 @ 7:30PM.

Romantic drama. Direction: Paula Hernandez; screenplay: Leonel D’Agostino, Paula Hernandez

The close friendship of two young men, Bruno and Lalo, is disrupted by the sudden appearance in their lives of flirtatious Lisa. But, just as abruptly, Lisa disappears one day, leaving a mystery that lingers for thirty years, until she comes back into Bruno’s life. The years have been good to Bruno, but not so much to Lalo. Why did Lisa come back, and how will the older triangle make sense of all the life that has passed since their younger days? “Well crafted, understated and skilled in its nuanced handling of familiar materials, this deceptively unremarkable tale about a trio of friends reunited is made special by fine perfs from six actors, a script built on ellipses rather than explicitness, and most of all its evocation of emotions that will be uncomfortably familar to anyone entering middle age”- Variety. Argentine Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award winner – Best Adapted Screenplay. 99 min. Subtitles.

Un Amor

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7 CAJAS
(Paraguay 2012; NR)
Thursday April 3 @ 7:30PM

Action thriller. Direction: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori; screenplay: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori, Tito Chamorro

Street kid Victor, who makes a hardscrabble living as a wheelbarrow deliveryman in a sprawling municipal market, gets a job to deliver seven mysterious wooden crates. Whatever is in them, it’s valuable enough to get Victor chased and hunted by a thief, the police, gangsters, a rival deliveryman, and assorted other denizens of the night. “‘The Fast and The Furious’ with wheelbarrows, Paraguayan action-thriller-romance hybrid ‘7 Boxes’ is a rollicking good time at the movies that offers breathtaking action and suspense, humor and appealing characters all in one visually flashy package”- Indiewire. 100 minutes. Subtitles.

7 Cajas

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200 CARTAS
(Puerto Rico 2013; NR)
Saturday April 5 @ 1PM, Sunday April 6 @4PM.
WITH GUESTS FROM THE FILM IN ATTENDANCE AT THE SATURDAY 1PM SHOW.

Comedy/romance. Direction and screenplay: Bruno Irizarry.

A romantic comedy about the life of a Puerto Rican born in New York City. One night, Raul meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting New York. The night of their encounter, something dramatic happens and they are suddenly separated. Struck by love at first sight, Raul travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl. This adventure will have him traveling around the island in search of his love. 90 minutes. Subtitles.

200 Cartas

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BROCHE DE ORO
(Puerto Rico 2012; NR)
Saturday April 5 @ 7:30PM
Comedy. Direction and screenplay: Raul Marchand Sanchez.

Rafael, Elmo and Pablo run away from the strict Catholic retirement home where they live to enjoy one last weekend of debauchery and fun. This is a comedy road trip of adventure and discovery. It celebrates the true power of friendship and living life to the fullest. 90 min. Subtitles.

Broche de Oro

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CURTAIN OF WATER
(USA/Cuba 2013; NR)
Sunday April 6 @ 1PM
NOTE: Director Joe Guerriero will be in attendance and will discuss the film with the audience after the show.

Documentary. Direction: Joe Guerriero; Screenplay: Roberto Francesco Musco

In “Curtain of Water,” photographer Joe Guerriero sets out to make sense of the US trade embargo of Cuba. Through conversations with people from all walks of life, in and outside of Cuba, he tries to shed light on the political and human sides of this conflict. 53 min. English and subtitles.

Curtain of Water

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Curtain of Water (Telón de agua) Trailer from Joe Guerriero on Vimeo.

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