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Cine Sin Taquilla en New York University
 

El Centro Español Rey Juan Carlos I (NYU) presenta un ciclo de 9 documentales: Cine sin Taquilla.

(New York)

CINE SIN TAQUILLA: Documentaries from Spain
curated by Marta Sánchez. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

NYU's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center presents 9 Spanish documentaries in Cine Sin Taquilla: Documentaries, the first exhibition of the most relevant Spanish nonfiction film and media works produced recently. The series, which is presented March 1, 2005, includes a rich cross-section of provocative work from Spain, on a wide variety of themes, including national history and memory, conflict, immigration, music, human rights, and an examination of recent political events.

Coordinated by Laura Turégano, Associate Director; Graphic design by José Carlos Casado

All films subtitled in English.COME EVERY TUESDAY TO ENJOY THESE UNIQUE WORKS:

Tuesday, March 1, 7:15 p.m.
El Milagro de Candeal, 2004. Directed by Fernando Trueba.
THIS IS THE U.S. PREMIERE. A concert of Javier Vercher Trio and percussionist Nacho Arimany will follow the screening.
“Trueba finds a built-in climax in the exciting rhythm of Carnival.” Deborah Young, Variety

El Milagro de Candeal, directed by Fernando Trueba
, follows Bebo Valdés’s journey to Salvador de Bahía (Brazil) to be reunited with his African roots. He discovers the favela of Candeal and sees how the life of a community can be improved through music and solidarity. Carlinhos Brown is the soul of this transformation of Candeal. There are no firearms nor drugs in Candeal. But there is a music conservatoire, and a health centre and a sound studio where musicians from all over the world come to record. Using music to drive these initiatives, Candeal's inhabitants have regained their self-esteem and the hope that reality can be transformed. Bebo Valdés, Carlinhos Brown, Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, each contribute a musical cameo to the film. But the real excitement comes from listening to the local talent like the Camarote Andante Band and Hip Hop Roots, with whom Valdes delightfully plays. Best Documentary 2005 Goya Academy Awards.

In Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles. 125 minutes.

Tuesday, March 8 , 7:15 p.m.
¡Hay Motivo!. 2004. Directed by 32 filmmakers.
¡Hay Motivo! is a feature puzzle consisting of 32 three minute segments. Each segment has the purpose of denouncing an aspect of the Spanish social and political reality during the 8 years the conservative party was in power. Relevant filmmakers such as Imanol Uribe, Fernando Colomo, Icíar Bollaín, Chus Gutiérrez collaborate in the first Spanish attempt to campaign actively against the government in power. Concluding with an epilogue on the Islamic terrorist attack of March 11, 2004, this film brings light to the reasons why the PP party was massively voted out. Nominated for the Goya award as Best Documentary.

In Spanish with English subtitles. 112 minutes.

Tuesday, March 22 , 7:15 p.m.
Rejas en la Memoria. 2004. Directed by Manuel Palacios.
Unlocking historical doors sealed for decades, Manuel Palacios' Rejas en la Memoria balances analysis and emotion in its thorough study of the persecution of nearly a half-million political prisoners held in concentration camps in Spain by the Fascist regime of General Francisco Franco. During the transition to democracy in Spain, it was agreed not to reopen the wounds of the past. But this attitude has changed with the Spanish House of Commons recently condemning the 1936 coup d'état against the democratic government of the Republic. Premiering at the San Sebastian Film Festival the documentary aims to preserve the collective memory from the last 60 years of Spanish painful history.

In Spanish with English subtitles. 80 minutes.

Tuesday, March 29, 7:15 p.m.
Cravan vs. Cravan. 2002. Directed by Isaki Lacuesta.
Isaki Lacuesta's debut documentary, Cravan vs. Cravan, spins a riveting hour and a half out of the strange life and stranger death of the marginal figure of Oscar Wilde’s descendant Arthur Cravan- the early 20th-century poet, boxer and Dadaist who made his life his art. The stranger-than-fiction raw material is compelling and the successful intersection between reality and fiction makes this film one of the most risky exercises of documentary making produced in Spain.

In Spanish, Catalan, French and English with English subtitles. 100 minutes.

Tuesday, April 5, 7:15 p.m.
De Salamanca a Ninguna Parte. 2002. Directed by Chema de la Peña.
During the decade of the 50s’, a group of young and passionate filmmakers committed to show the reality of Spain through a critical and innovative filmmaking style. The neo-realist New Spanish Cinema movement of the 1950s was born. Taking its title from the city where these filmmakers met in 1955 to formulate their principles, director Chema de la Peña intercuts interviews with film clips and newsreel material from the period. An array of big names, including Miguel Picazo, Carlos Saura, José Luis Borau and Mario Camus, provide witty and thought-provoking reflections on their time at the impoverished Madrid Film School, their struggles to raise funds from a sceptical establishment, and their early sociocritical efforts, now considered classics.

In Spanish with English subtitles. 81 minutes.

Tuesday, April 12, 7:15 p.m.
Polígono Sur. 2003. Directed by Dominique Abel.
At a run-down housing estate on the south side of Seville in southern Spain--home since the 90s to the city's Gitano (Spanish Gypsy) community--music and dance flourish. Looking for the roots of the so called "New Flamenco", Abel travels to ‘Tres Mil viviendas’, the most problematic neighborhood of Seville, where the Triana's ancient gypsies are mixed with the new generations of musicians who found the most modern trends of the music with the deep roots of the traditional Flamenco. Director Dominque Abel's film scrapes away this grim public image, to reveal a community that lives and breathes flamenco music.

In Spanish with English subtitles. 107 minutes.

Tuesday, April 19, 7:15 p.m.
Balseros. 2002. Directed by Carles Bosch and Josep M. Domènech.
In the summer of 1994 more than 50,000 Cubans took to the sea in a motley array of rafts and floating junk in an attempt to reach the Florida shore. This Oscar nominated documentary follows seven separate rafters over seven years, charting their first attempts, through internment at the notorious U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay to new lives in the U.S. Shot with an intense sense of immediacy and intimacy, Balseros describes the world of those affected by this pursuit of the ‘American Dream'. A Sundance and Toronto Film Festival hit, the film has been awarded with more than a dozen awards including the IDA Distinguished Feature Documentary Award, Audience award at Miami Film Festival and the Goya Nomination for Best Documentary.

In Spanish and English with English subtitles. 120 minutes.

Tuesday, April 26, 7:15 p.m.
La Espalda del Mundo. 2000. Directed by Javier Corcuera.
Based on a script that Javier Corcuera wrote with with Fernando León de Aranoa and the producer Elías Querejeta, these disturbing stories follow one another relentlessly. The protagonists speak for themselves: a stone chipping boy on the outskirts of Lima, a Kurdish refugee in Stockholm and a convict on death row in the American State of Texas. Premiered at Sundance Film Festival and awarded with the International Critics award at San Sebastián Film Festival.

In Spanish, Kurdish and English with English subtitles. 89 minutes.

Tuesday, May 3, 7:15 p.m.
La Pelota Vasca. La Piel contra la Piedra. 2003. Directed by Julio Medem.
"With over 100 interviews and reels upon reels of archive footage, La Pelota Vasca is an incisive documentary on Spain, ETA, and the Basque region. Director Julio Medem (Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Sex and Lucia) delivers a fascinating overview of the torturous politics of the Basque area and the region's notorious terrorist separatist group. Controversial in the extreme, Medem's documentary has drawn sharp censure from the Spanish authorities, with Spain's Minister for Culture branding the film "suspicious." Such a response is typical of the passions that the Basque issue stirs up. Medem's even-handed approach straddles both sides of the political spectrum, treating the complex web of history, identity and politics surrounding his subject with great maturity." - Jamie Russell, BBC Radio

In Spanish with English subtitles. 115 minutes

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