SEATTLE LATINO

FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Sunday, OCTOBER 7, 2018 

1:45 PM

Cuando Los Hijos Regresan

Director: Hugo Lara

Running Time: 1 hr 40 min

Country (Year): Mexico (2017)

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast:  Cecilia Suárez, Roberto Quijano, Carmen Maura

A retired couple will have to defend their home against an unpredicted menace: Their kids moving back.

*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.

3:00 PM

Girasoles de Nicaragua

Director in attendance

US PREMIERE

Venue: Varsity Theater*

Director: Florence Jaugey

Running Time: 80 min

Country (Year): Nicaragua (2017)

Category: Documentary

Genre: Woman, Human Rights, Sex Workers

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Eighteen female sex workers have been named judicial aides by Nicaragua’s Supreme Court to facilitate the resolution of conflicts that come up in their work. It is the first time in the world that sex workers have had access to this function.  The film accompanies some of these women in their mediation work and in the actions they promote through their association, Girasoles (Sunflowers) of Nicaragua, to gain recognition and regulations for autonomous sex work.

*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

Unforgettable Hugs (Abrazos Imborrables)

Director: Pablo Hadis

Running Time: 1 hr 32 min

Country (Year): Argentina (2017)

Category: Documentary

Genre: Music, Danza

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

A research into the causes of the resurgence of tango in Argentina and its adoption around the world. Contemporary tango legends, including those responsible for the comeback of tango, share their insights and first hand accounts on why tango has returned with such strength to the world stage, in this documentary produced with the collaboration of the Buenos Aires tango scene. After decades of staying hidden from public view, tango makes a surprise return, spreading to the four corners of the world. Why are cities from so many countries being filled with milongas? Why is youth returning to tango? Why is, in essence, a cultural expression from the late 1800s returning with such strength in the year 2000? What basic needs is it fulfilling, and what does this say about our current global society?

*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.

5:45 PM

Short-films in competition | One ticket includes all shorts NORTHWEST COAST PREMIERE 

5:00 PM

Special Screening | Tribute to Damian Alcazar

Magallanes

Damian Alcazar in attendance

Venue: Seattle Art Museum

Director: Salvador del Solar

Running Time: 1 hr 49 min

Country (Year): Peru (2015)

Category: Feature

Genre: Drama

Rating: MA (Mature Audiences)

Language:  Quechua, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Damián Alcázar, Tatiana Astengo, Jairo Camargo

Magallanes, a former army soldier (Damian Alcazar) drives a taxi and eventually a driver of a retired colonel (Federico Luppi), who was in command of his troops in times of struggle against subversion in Ayacucho. But something more involving both. A secret that begin to reveal when, in the midst of his pilgrimage as a taxi driver in the city of Lima, Magallanes believes see in Celina, a humble woman (Magaly Solier), which now runs, barely a hair salon on the outskirts of the capital, one of the protagonists of a dark episode in the past.

Doppleganger, Inc

Director: Andrés Hernández Covarrubias

Running Time: 14 min

Country (Year): Mexico (2017)

Category: Short

Genre: Sci-fi, Drama

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Luis Román, Silverio Chávez, Jorge Covarrubias

Edgar Wilson is a lonely clerk with a monotonous life. One night an advertising spot offers him to change his life but he rejects it. What he does not know is that he has been selected to be replaced by an unknown being.

*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.

Framed

Director: Andrés Hernández Covarrubias

Running Time: 7 min

Country (Year): Italy (2017)

Category: Short

Genre: Animation

Rating: PG-13

Language: Foreign

Subtitles: English

Cast: Guglielmo Favilla, Dario Penne

FRAMED is a noir animated short-film, which explores the sensitive subject of alienation in society.

It Comes From the Heavens (Sucedio en el Cielo)

Director: Oldren Romero

Running Time: 19 min

Country (Year): Cuba (2017)

Category: Short

Rating: PG-13 | Contains violence

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Black & White

Cast: Camila Arteche, Carlos Rafael Sanchez Vazquez, Enrique Molina

In a place where the eyes of God were the only witnesses. Angel a ten year old boy lives with his pregnant mother, his stepfather and grandfather, alone and surrounded by pigs. 

Those Who Can Die (Ceux qui peuvent mourir)

Director: Charlotte Cayeux

Running Time: 19 min

Country (Year): France (2017)

Category: Short

Genre: Horror, Mistery

Rating: PG-13

Language: English, French, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Zoé Garcia, Lilas Richard

Zoé, 15 years old, enters a strict boarding school. Around her, pupils are playing and attending classes with faded eyes. Through their obsequious facade, the supervisors’ violence lurks. One day Zoé meets Marie and understands what they are destined for.

Guest Always Return

Director: Diego Sabanés 

Running Time: 20 min

Country (Year): Spain (2017)

Category: Short

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Rating: PG-13

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Laura and Miguel have a perfect life. Who would not want to live in their house?

The Treehouse (La Casa del Arbol)

Director: Juan Sebastián Quebrada

Running Time: 16 min

Country (Year): Colombia (2017)

Category: Short

Rating: Rated R | Contains sex

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

A fiery young couple may be as hot for each other as they are ill-suited. Bold and sexy, Treehouse is an astonishingly astute look at the stormy passions and knotty intensity that make some relationships alluring to the point of being unbearable.

At the same time that Elisa says goodbye to Heliomar, she meets the young Michel.

After the Conversation, They Say Goodbye with an Embrace

Director: Renan Brandão

Running Time: 20 min

Country (Year): Brazil (2017)

Category: Short

Rating: PG-13 | Contains nudity and sex

Language: Portuguese

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Color

Cast: Marina Vianna, Ravel Andrade, Júlio Adrião, Anja Bittencourt

7:15 PM

Havana Divas

Director: S. Louisa Wei

Running Time: 1 hr 30 min

Country (Year): Hong Kong (2018)

Category: Documentary

Rating: PG-13

Language: Chinese, English, Spanish

Subtitles: English

Film Color: Black & White, Color

Cast: Caridad Amaran, Georgina Wong Guitierrez, Franco Yuen, Siu Yin

Caridad Amaran and Georgina Wong learned the art of Cantonese opera in 1930s Havana. Caridad’s mentor was her foster father, Julian Fong, who immigrated to Cuba in the 1920s after his family forbade him performing opera. Georgina’s father was a famous tailor in Chinatown, who encouraged her to learn Kungfu and lion dance. Although both were the single children, they formed a sisterhood on stage. Throughout the 1940s, Caridad toured cities all over Cuba with Chinese communities, as one of the leading actresses of the opera troupe. Georgina quit opera to attend college, but her study was interrupted by Castro’s 1959 revolution and her required military service. Eventually, she went on to become a diplomat. After retirement and well into their sixties, the two sisters are trying to perform Cantonese opera again. Will they find a stage? Will they find an audience?