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Special Screening of Dominican Film NOELÍ OVERSEAS by Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas, Thursday, March 14 at Anthology Film Archives

Cinema Tropical (https://www.cinematropical.com/) is hosting a special screening of Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas’ new film NOELÍ OVERSEAS on Thursday, March 14 at Anthology Film Archives. The screening is presented as part of our ongoing series ‘If You Can Screen It There: Premiering Contemporary Latin American Cinema.’ 

Protagonist Yanet Mojica, a young Dominican actress, made her cinematic debut alongside Geraldine Chaplin in Guzmán and Cárdenas’ 2014 film, Sand Dollars. Now, in their more recent documentary/fiction hybrid, Mojica takes center stage.

NOELÍ OVERSEAS follows Yanet across the Atlantic – staying close as she confronts a world outside of her own and attempts to reconcile her Caribbean roots with her new, unfamiliar European surroundings.
As this film reflects the powerful rise in contemporary Dominican filmmaking, represents elements of transatlantic Caribbean migration, and marks Guzmán, Cárdenas, and Mojica as a team to watch, we’re hoping that you might be able to share information on this program with your networks. We would be thrilled to see some from your community there.
Special screening of NOELÍ OVERSEAS 
Presented as part of IF YOU CAN SCEEN IT THERE: PREMIERING CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA 

Thursday, March 14, 7:15pm
Anthology Film Archives 

(Noelí en los países, Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas, Dominican Republic, 2017, 54 min. In Spanish, English, and French with English subtitles)

Yanet Mojica, a young actress, made her cinematic debut alongside Geraldine Chaplin in Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas’s 2014 film, Sand Dollars. In their more recent documentary/fiction hybrid, Noelí Overseas, Mojica takes center stage.

“Hired to star in a fashion infomercial to be shot in Venice in the majestic Hotel Excelsior, Yanet sets foot in Europe for the first time. Once the prudishness of the crew members has been overcome, she joyously drags them along into a Caribbean universe made up of rhythm and dance. Although the filmmakers still dream of exile, the empowerment of a young woman is what ultimately manifests itself here. Yanet lives on the screen through her strength and her grace. She tackles every moment with lightheartedness. The image and its relationship with the sound design lends an almost phantasmagorical feel to certain sequences while depicting these elements through a discerning distance.” —Visions du Réel

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