This Week in Cinema Tropical, November 18-25
This week, New York plays host to a full assortment of one-night-only screenings of some of the best in independent Latin American cinema.
Building on the momentum of last week’s doc-heavy calendar, stop by UnionDocs on Sunday for Bolivian filmmaker Mauricio Alfredo Ovando‘s Still Burn. The intimate documentary pulls from archival footage to present a portrait of the filmmaker’s own grandfather, Alfredo Ovando Candia—a military general who served as co-president of Bolivia from 1965–66 (and again from 1969–70) after overthrowing sitting President Víctor Paz Estenssoro.
Sabrina McCormick and Soopum Sohn‘s urgent environmental thriller Sequestrada continues in theaters this week. Casting a hard light on the social and environmental repercussions of the Belo Monte Dam project in the Brazilian Amazon, Sequestrada
follows members of the Arara, an Amazonian indigenous group, displaced by deforestation and neoliberal development in the region. Don’t miss the theatrical release at Village East Cinema.
And one of the best reviewed films of the year and “one of 2019’s great discoveries” (CriterionCast),
Dominga Sotomayor‘s Too Late to Die Young from Chile is available this week in digital platforms and DVD release.
CINEMA TROPICAL SCREENINGS:
– Still Burn Website
SCREENINGS AND FESTIVALS:
– ‘Vision Statement: Early Directorial Works’ Website
– ‘Programmers’ Notebook: In Case You Missed It’ Website
– I’m Leaving Now Website
– ‘Signs of Chaos: The Films of Rogério Sganzerla’ Website
– Monos Website
– Ôrí Website
– Pan’s Labyrinth Website
– ‘Bowery Film Festival’ Website
– Klimt Website
– The Milk of Sorrow Website
– Too Late to Die Young Website