SEATTLE LATINO

FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Saturday, OCTOBER 6, 2018 

1:00 PM

Kids Short-Film Program | One ticket includes all shorts at this time

A slice of life film about a hispanic little girl who stood up too late past her bed time watching a scary movie.

The Dreamer Kid

Director: John Ortiz

Running Time: 4 min

Country & (Year): USA, (2018)

Category: Animation, Student

Genre: Animation

Rating: General Audience

Language: English

Film Color: Color

*Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.

Rafa, a young boy fascinated with a 1950’s Mexican luchador named El Espiritu, finds himself wrestling with challenges on his journey to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity.

El Espiritu

Director: Michael Centeno

Running Time: 11 min

Country & (Year): USA, (2017)

Category: Short

Genre: Sport

Rating: General Audience

Language: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Christopher Gutierrez, Giovanni Perez, Luis Deveze 

The Hermit

Director: Raul Diez

Running Time: 15 min

Country & (Year): Spain, (2017)

Category: Animation, Short

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantastic, Drama

Rating: General Audience

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Francisco Dapena, Raul Diez, Roman Melnyk, Daniel Diez, Aurora Jimenez, Javier Boix

Strong storms ravage an inhospitable place, in the middle there’s a strange warrior, armed and prepared for combat but he suffers a rare metamorphosis before a world for which he’s not prepared

A group of children working on a project in which they find out that team work is very important to fulfill personal desires

Dinamico

Director: Santiago Chavarri Sainz

Running Time: 8 min

Country & (Year): Spain (2017)

Category: Short

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantastic, Drama

Rating: General Audience

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Pilar Castro

In a world full of challenges for young women of color, these strong young Latinas always find hope. That hope and strength can fill a bleak world with vibrant color, encouraging them to continue reaching higher; to keep fighting.

Why I Fight

Director: Anna Yeager

Running Time: 4 min

Country & (Year): USA, (2018)

Category: Documentary, Experimental, Short

Genre: Immigration

Rating: General Audience

Language: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Ilse Vazquez, Karla Perez, Sofia Perez, Olivia Maldonado

The conversations between these four characters, and the story they are telling us through their passionate dialogue will help us to understand some of the reasons why Sandra and Chú have made their decision to go forth with their immigration appointment. This story leaves us with the question that all of us want to answer… what would we do if we were in their shoes?

The Magic of Reading

Director: Claudia Moysset

Running Time: 3 min

Country & (Year): USA, (2017)

Category: Short, Student

Genre: Short Documentary, Short Experimental

Rating: General Audience

Language: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Paisley Knull, Catcher Stair, Jake Montgomery

2:00 PM

The First Lady of the Revolution

Documentary in Competition

Director in attendance

SEATTLE PREMIERE

Venue: Varsity Theater*

Director: Andrea Kalin

Running Time: 1 hr 11 min

Country (Year): Costa Rica, USA (2018)

Category: Documentary

Genre: Historical, Women's Issues, Biographical

Rating: General Audience

Language: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color 

First Lady of the Revolution is the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage to José “Don Pepe” Figueres in 1941 led to a decade-long journey through activism, exile, political upheaval and, ultimately, lasting progressive reforms.

*Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.

3:30 PM

Short Documentaries in Competition| One ticket includes all titles at this time

(Latin) American Dream

Director: Pedro Peira

Running Time: 10 min

Country (Year): Spain, USA (2017)

Category: Documentary, Short, Student

Genre: Immigration, Language

Rating: General Audience

Language: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

A Guatemalan LA-based family tries to balance the Latin world with the American one.

*Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.

Cartography of an imaginary place attracted by the margins (social and geographical). Hybrid and eclectic project, it is the outcome of an audio-visual research residency of human and urban exploration of an expanding city. The project hosts two performances – ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘Requiem’ by Christoph Both-Asmus and counts with the participation of CESA.

Ubi Sunt

Director: Salome Lamas

Running Time: 23 min

Country (Year): Portugal (2017)

Category: Short

Genre: Experimental

Rating: PG-13

Language: Portuguese

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Ana Moreira, Valdemar Santos, Jovens do Centro Educativo Santo Antonio

32-Ribit

Director: Victor Orozco Ramirez

Running Time: 7 min

Country (Year): Germany (2018)

Category: Documentary,Short

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Black & White

My grandmother was convinced that the only animal that made the same mistake twice is the human being. An essay short film about my very own Internet, a parallel world where memory loss, errors, surveillance and addiction smear everything and everyone.

La Perla After Maria

Director in attendance

Venue: Varsity Theater

Director: Clari del Pilar Lewis

Running Time: 22 min

Country (Year): Puerto Rico (2018)

Category: Documentary

Genre: Natural Disaster

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Clarissa Lewis

Maria was the most damaging hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in almost 100 years. The storm hit the island early on Wednesday September 20th leaving everyone without electric power, water, and communication for weeks. Three months later, people from La Perla remember the worst event of their lives and recall finding the courage to go on, led by a newfound community bond. La Perla is the historical, famous/infamous small “barrio” outside the walls of Old San Juan. This film is a reflection on the tenderness of life, and the healing power of collective unity and kindness in the face of tragedy. A visual poem dedicated to the people of La Perla and the archipelago of Puerto Rico.

Hasta Siempre, Comandante

Director: Faisal Attrache

Running Time: 13 min

Country (Year): Cuba (2017)

Category: Documentary, Short, Other

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Docu-fiction, Cuba

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Andres Rodriguez, Ernesto Rodriguez

Ernesto, a 14 year old barber, wants to get a tattoo despite his father's adamant objection. Living in the shadow of the revolutionary generation’s unrelenting Cuban ideals, he must reconcile these values with the reality around him.

5:30 PM

One ticket includes all films at this time

25 Hours

Director in attendance

Venue: Varsity Theater*

Director: Carlos Barba Salva

Running Time: 24 min

Country (Year): Cuba (2017)

Category: Short

Genre: Family, Immigration

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Isabel Santos,Enrique Pineda Barnet, Alicia Bustamante, Carlos Alberto Méndez

Hilda is an emigrant who cares for her sick father in the Havana neighborhood of El Vedado. Her actions -and her disenchantment- makes us suppose a daily mimicry that crushes and saddens her, in a day that seems to last more than 24 hours. Her father got a purpose, but she has a longing. Everything happens on December 17, the historic date on which the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States is announced.

*Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.

3:45 PM

The Gazelle's Dance (El Baile de la Gacela)

Director: Ivan Porras Melendez

Running Time: 1 hr 31 min

Country (Year): Costa Rica (2018)

Category: Feature

Genre: Dance

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Marco Antonio Calvo, Patricio Arenas, Victoria Montero

UGENIO’s dream is to win the trophy he never won as a soccer player. At 72, EUGENIO finds a last chance to fulfill his dream in a tropical dance contest. When he loses his partner, his only chance of winning will be to face his own prejudices and those of his family. Now, he will change the ball for the hall.

*Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.

Sergio y Sergei

Director: Ernesto Daranas

Running Time: 1 hr 33 min

Country (Year): Cuba, Spain (2017)

Category: Feature

Genre: Drama

Rating: General Audience

Language: English, Russian, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Tomas Cao, Hector Noas, Ron Perlman

The USSR is gone, but one man has yet to be told: with no funds to bring him back, Sergei, the last Soviet Cosmonaut, is floating aimlessly above the planet on the space station Mir. One night on the radio he stumbles across Sergio, a Marxism philosophy professor in Havana who is struggling to make ends meet in a now crumbling Cuba. From award-winning Cuban director Ernesto Daranas (Behavior) and the producers of Midnight in Paris comes a comedy inspired by true events about an unexpected bond between two men caught in a changing world.

7:00 PM

One ticket includes all showings at this time

The Sound of Things (El Sonido de las Cosas)

Director in attendance

NORTHWEST COAST PREMIERE

Venue: Redmond Repertory Theater

Director: Ariel Escalante

Running Time: 1 hr 18 min 

Country (Year): Costa Rica (2016)

Category: Feature

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13

Language:Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Liliana Biamonte, Fernando Bolanos, Monserrat Montero, Ariel Escalante, Claudia Barrionuevo

Claudia loves being a nurse. Handling adrenaline, controlling emotions, saving lives. At home everything is different: there’s a room to clear out, she needs to find a new roommate. Claudia cannot deal with her cousin Silvia’s recent suicide. Outside there’s work, her Aunt’s grief, an encounter with an old friend. Inside she is still surrounded by the usual sounds, the streets, the rain, neighbors at a distance. Everything sounds like Silvia. Everything reminds her of her inability to cry.

7:30 PM

Veneno

Director: Tabaré Blanchard

Running Time: 1 hr 36 min

Country (Year): Dominican Republic (2018)

Category: Feature

Genre: Action, Drama, Sport

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast:  Manny PerezPepe SierraRichard Douglas

The origin and rise of the most famous Dominican wrestler of all time, Rafael Sánchez aka Jack Veneno, and his arch-nemesis, José Manuel Guzmán aka Relámpago Hernández.

*Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.

9:15 PM

La Higuera de los Bastardos

NORTHWEST COAST PREMIERE

Venue: Varsity Theater*

Director: Ana Murugarren

Running Time: 1 hr 43 min

Country (Year): Spain (2017)

Category: Feature

Genre: Drama, Black-Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Karra Elejalde, Carlos Areces, Pepa Aniorte

In Ana Murugarrens whimsical THE BASTARDS FIG TREE, a fascist soldier in the Spanish Civil War becomes a fig-tree obsessed hermit after looking into the vengeful eyes of a young boy whose father and brother he had violently executed.

*Parking: Free parking is available to movie-goers all weekend long and after 6:00 pm on weekdays at two lots. Both are across from each other on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between 45th and 47th Streets. The lot on the east side of the street is primary, and the lot on the west side of Brooklyn is overflow.

Without access to housing and basic services, rural-to-urban migrants in Buenos Aires create their own solutions by taking land and building large informal squatter settlements. Discrimination and being regarded as havens for criminals by society and the media has isolated these informal settlements, creating an environment where they have developed their own internal economies, culture and urban forms.

Rise of the Informal City

Director in attendance

Venue: Redmond Repertory Theater

Director: Reed Purvis

Running Time: 28 min

Country (Year): Argentina (2018)

Category: Documentary

Genre: Social Issues

Rating: PG-13

Language:Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color