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Cinema Tropical presents the U.S. premiere of the Argentine film “About 12 / (Juana los 12)” at Anthology Film Archives THIS WEEK

This week Cinema Tropical is presenting the U.S. premiere of the Argentine film About 12 / (Juana los 12as part of our series ‘If You Can Screen It There: Premiering Contemporary Latin American Cinema’ at Anthology Film Archives. The Thursday, October 12 screening will feature a Q&A with filmmaker Martín Shanly.

Now playing at Film Forum, the documentary Chavela is “Donald Trump’s ultimate nightmare —a Mexican lesbian diva who can wring your very soul” (The Guardian). Check here for more information on Q&As with filmmakers Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi after selected screenings.

Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles, directors of the Cinema Tropical Award winner Mala Mala are back with their second feature film Dina, opening for a theatrical run at The Quad today. The film, winner of the top prize in the Documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival is an intimate, affecting film about a couple with autism, as they plan their wedding.

And if you are looking for ways to support those affected by Hurricane Maria and Mexico’s earthquake, the IFC will have two screenings of The Holy Mountain this weekend and all tickets sales will be donated to the earthquake relief campaign set up by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. Similarly, UnionDocs will screen on Thursday Los Sures, along with other short films, with profits going towards the Maria Fund for the relief and recovery from the hurricane.

CINEMA TROPICAL SCREENINGS:
– About 12: Website

OTHER SCREENINGS:
– ’55th New York Film Festival’: Website
– ‘Puerto Rico Benefit’: Website
– The Holy Mountain: Website
– ‘New York Latino Film Festival’: Website
– ‘Official Latino Film Festival’: Website   
– Pan’s Labyrinth: Website

THEATRICAL RELEASES:
– Chavela: Website
– Dina: Website
– Dolores: Website
– It: Website

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