16 Aug Cine Sin Fronteras at Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles
Presentet by Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
Contemporary/experimental films from Morelia International Film Festival
“Refugio(Refuge)” & “La selva negra” (The Modern Jungle)
Friday 08 September 2017
Vesper Public Relations. Los Angeles, CA. August 2017. Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) will present the films “Refugio” (Refuge) & “La selva negra” (The Modern Jungle) on Friday 08 September 2017.
Cine Sin Fronteras is a mini film festival experience with beverages, music, special guest Q&A, presented at the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles.
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 directors of this documentary introduce us to the universe of these refugees who, despite their trauma, have reconstructed their lives, identities, and created a new community in Mexico. Co-directed by Eloi Chavez and Mayra Caal Gaspar.
Watch Trailer: https://vimeo.com/124243762
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, including conflicts with the directors of this film. Co-directed by Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak.
Watch Trailer: https://mubi.com/films/the–modern-jungle/trailer
Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles
2401 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Pre-screening Drinks Reception (complimentary beer and sangria)
Special Guest (TBD)
About LACLA: Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles ( LACLA) is a California non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange through film by screening classic and contemporary films from Latin
America and by USA Latinas and Latinos. LACLA also supports the film and media efforts of Los Angeles inner-city middle and high school students with its annual student film festival.
This program is made possible in part with funds from: LA Dept Cultural Affairs, LA County Arts Commission, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Delta, Wells Fargo Community Grant.