This Week in Cinema Tropical, October 21-28
We start the week off with Andrea Córdoba‘s multi-award-winning film Sanctuary, screening tonight as part of Indocumentales: An Itinerant Film and Conversation Series at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I Center. Having won the Best Film award at this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival, Sanctuary follows the life of one Guatemalan mother who was the first person to take public sanctuary in New York City following Trump’s election.
If you missed Ecuador’s official Oscar submission La Mala Noche at last week’s Ecuadorian Film Festival, you’re in luck. Director Gabriela Calvache‘s
critically-acclaimed femme-power thriller is set to screen again tomorrow Tuesday at the Quad Cinema. Join us for this special screening with the filmmaker in attendance.
Finally, don’t miss the New York premiere of
Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat‘s Queen of Lapa at NewFest. An intimate and captivating portrait of renowned cabaret performer, activist, and sex worker Luana Muniz, Queen of Lapa speaks volumes on the nuanced experiences of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most openly hostile cityscapes in South America. The film hits the screens on Saturday at Cinépolis Chelsea.
SCREENINGS AND FESTIVALS:
– ‘Newfest 2019’ Website
– ‘Wildlife Conservation Film Festival’Website
– A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio Website
– Midnight Family Website
– Don’t Panic Website
– My Best Friend Website
– Portals Website
– Dracula Website
– Mercano el Marciano Website
– Antiplano Website
– ‘Female Voices Rock Film Festival’ Website
– ‘San Antonio de los Baños’ Website
– When Two Worlds Collide Website