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2013 PROVIDENCE LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

7 Cajas (7 Boxes) – Paraguay

7Cajas

Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry seven boxes of unknown content through the market number 4 but things get complicated along the way. The film provides intense action and suspense.

Víctor recibe una propuesta inusual, llevar siete cajas de contenido desconocido por el Mercado Número 4 pero las cosas se complican en ruta. Las presiones de sus pares más las de su supuesto jefe conforman una historia de intriga, acción y suspenso imperdible.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3KOBY53nXc

Thursday 26 @ 7pm: Opening Night -University of Rhode Island Downtown Campus, PAFF Theater (URI)

Friday 27 @ 5pm: Bryant University
Lecture Hall 1 in the MRC (Management Resource Center) for Friday & Sunday’s films

Saturday 28 @ 5pm: Providence College
Concert Hall, within Smith Center for the Arts, 165 Eaton St.,

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El cuerpo (The Body) – España
El cuerpo

A woman’s body from the morgue mysteriously disappears without a trace. Jaime Peña Inspector investigates the strange event with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman. A worldwide acclaimed film for the first and only time in Rhode Island!

El cadáver de una mujer desaparece misteriosamente de la morgue sin dejar ningún rastro. Comienzan las dudas e intrigas por lo tanto el inspector Jaime Peña investiga el extraño suceso con la ayuda de Alex Ulloa, el viudo de la mujer desaparecida.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE5LnY3dT0

Thursday 26 @ 5:30pm: Bryant University
Bello 101 for Thursday’s films only

Friday 27 @ 7pm: Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane, Warwick RI

Saturday 28 @ 8pm: Providence College
Concert Hall, within Smith Center for the Arts, 165 Eaton St.,

Sunday 29 @ 6pm: URI Providence Campus, PAFF Theater – Closing Night Film*

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Gauchos del mar (Gauchos of the Sea) – USA/Argentina
Gauchos del mar

Two brothers follow their dream of surfing the Pacific and discover the Latin American Continent along its coast. They experience the continent’s richness through its different cultures, villages, food, people and landscapes while camping and surfing on their way back home to Argentina.

Dos hermanos logran su sueño de surfear el Pacífico Americano, para ello viajan por todo el Continente; saliendo de California hasta Chile, visitando Costa Rica, Panamá, Isla Galápagos, Perú, entre otros; vivenciando sus diferentes y coloridas culturas a través de pueblos, conociendo gente nueva, cocinando comidas autóctonas a la orilla del mar y disfrutando bellísimos paisajes mientras acampan y surfean de vuelta a su casa en Argentina.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YO6rpSqet0

Friday 27 @ 6pm: URI Providence Campus, PAFF Theater

Sunday 29 @ 2pm: Bryant University
Lecture Hall 1 in the MRC (Management Resource Center) for Friday & Sunday’s films

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A cadeira do pai (Father’s Chair) – Brazil
Father's chair

Without much success, Theo wants to persuade his wife to mend their relationship. Meanwhile, their teenage son makes a life decision which affects his troubled parents in unexpected ways. The son takes a journey in pursuit of happiness while taking the viewer in a visually sumptuous journey through various states in Brazil, all the while the father is hot on his trail. Will the two ever see eye-to-eye and mend their family differences?        This film is in Portuguese with English subtitles.

Sin demasiado éxito, Theo quiere convencer a su esposa de recomponer la relación. El hijo adolescente de ellos toma una desición de vida y rumbo causando cambios inesperadamente. Sin que el so sepa, su padre se marcha de tras de el y los dos viajan en búsqueda de la felicidad y nos muestran diferentes lugares y estilos de vida por el bello Brasil.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfcg6p7-dQI

Friday 27 @ 8pm: URI Providence Campus, PAFF Theater

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El seno de la esperanza (Milk of Hope) – Republica Dominicana
SenoEsperanza
Cheddy Garcia plays Sonia Marmolejos, a young Dominican mother of five, who helped several orphan Haitian babies after Haiti’s 2010 earthquake in such a tender and unselfish way that it touched the hearts of everyone in the nation of the Dominican Republic and the world. Based on a true story. (IMDb)

Basado en el hecho real de una valiente madre dominicana de cinco hijos que decide amamantar a varios bebés haitianos cuyas madres desaparecieron a causa del terremoto de 2010 en Haiti. This film has been graciously brought to us via Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) http://www.funglode.org/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E74gq20KlU

Thursday 26 @ 4pm: Bryant University -*Presentation with Director & Panel Discussion**
Bello 101 for Thursday’s films only

Saturday 28 @ 7:30pm: URI Providence Campus, PAFF Theater (double feature with La Guagua)

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La Guagua – USA
La Guagua

This Rhode Island film premiering at PLAFF, follows Yaritza, a half-Dominican medical student who does not speak Spanish, as she travels to New York City on a cut-rate Dominican-run bus service. As soon as they are on their way, a comedy of errors and misunderstandings ensues. All cast is from Rhode Island so we encourage everyone to come and cheer for your favorite character.

Yaritza, mitad Dominicana, mitad Amerinana, que no puede hablar español, pierde el último bus a NYC. El destino de la vida le ofrece un ticket en el servicio puerta a puerta desde Providence a la Gran Manzana. Así es que experimenta este único y singular viaje con personajes que caracterizan a una de las comunidades más numerosas en Nueva Inglaterra: la Dominicana.

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La hora cero (The Zero Hour) – Venezuela
La hora cero

A hit-man takes a Caracas hospital hostage in order to save his girlfriend during the 24 hours of a controversial medical strike. This is the highest grossing film in Venezuela and won the 2010 Providence Latin American Film Festival. We are honored we are featuring it again.

Un matón secuestra un hospital en Caracas para salvar a su novia durante las 24 horas de una huelga médica controvertida . Lo que parece ser un acto de rebeldía se convierte en la determinación más valiente que alguien puede hacer por los suyos. Impresionante despliegue de situaciones con fuertes imágenes conforman una de las películas mejores logradas en super acción.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t3qgt8PL_Q
This movie won Best Film at the 2011 Providence Latin American Film Festival and we are honored to showcase it again. This film is available for rental or download on Vimeo via the film’s website: http://www.thezerohour.movie.com

Saturday 28 @ 4pm: URI Providence Campus, PAFF Theater

Saturday 28 @ 7pm: Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane, Warwick RI

Sunday 29 @ 3:30pm: Bryant University
Lecture Hall 1 in the MRC (Management Resource Center) for Friday & Sunday’s films

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ALL FILMS ARE IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

EXCEPT WHERE NOTED OTHERWISE

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Global Foundation for Democracy and Development

GFDD, together with its sister institution Funglobe in Santo Domingo, and in collaboration with its partners in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Eugrope, designs and implements projects and programs that contribute to the social, economic and democratic development of the Dominican Republic and the region.
The Dominican Film Showcase presents, shares, and celebrates the stories, characters and history of the Dominican Republic with an international audience.

The Film Showcase aims to:

• Facilitate the enrichment of the film culture of the Dominican Republic and bring its unique brand of cinema to a wider audience
• Utilize the seventh art as a platform for discussion and as a medium for enhancing social awareness and promoting constructive change
• Raise awareness internationally of issues of historic and cultural importance to the DR community
• Cultivate an appreciation of Dominican cinematographic talent
• Encourage the advancement and funding for DR film and multimedia productions
• Further an appreciation of the cinematographic arts and help advance the multimedia industry in the Dominican Republic
• Encourage potential partnerships for international co-productions
• Aid the professional development of Dominican human resources in the field of film

For more information visit: dominicanfilmshowcase.org