The Clan (El clan)
Friday, November 20, 7:00pm | Tuesday, November 24, 4:30pm
Dir: Pablo Trapero | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Argentina | Language: Spanish
Eldest son Alejandro (Peter Lanzani) is a star rugby player who is manipulated into helping his father (beloved comedic Argentinian actor Guillermo Francella) carry out the meticulously planned abductions. But when kidnapping turns to murder, Alejandro must finally face the truth that his father, his hero, is a cold-blooded killer… read more
Friday, November 20, 1:30pm | Sunday, November 22, 5:15pm
Dir: Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga | Narrative | 2014 | Country: Spain | Language: Basque
Three women’s lives intertwine when a tragic event jolts their lives into a new reality – and brings with it the delivery of anonymous flowers – in this beautifully observed reflection on loss, memory and missed connections… read more.
It’s Now or Never (Ahora o nunca)
Saturday, November 21, 7:45pm | Tuesday, November 24, 9:30pm
Dir: Maria Ripoll | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Spain | Language: Spanish
A young couple’s wonderfully romantic idea to get married in the tiny Engish village where they fell in love becomes a truly ludicrous hell after an air traffic controllers’ strike keeps the groom and his guests from joining the bride and her group… read more.
Kingdom of Shadows
Friday, November 20, 5:00pm | Tuesday, November 24, 1:30pm
Dir: Bernardo Ruiz | Documentary | 2015 | Country: Mexico, USA | Language: English, Spanish
In this unflinching documentary, Bernardo Ruiz takes a look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.- Mexico “drug war,” weaving together the stories of a U.S. drug enforcement agenton the border, an activist nun in violence-scarred Monterrey, Mexico, and a former Texas smuggler… read more.
A Moonless Night (Una noche sin luna)
Thursday, November 19, 9:15pm | Saturday, November 21, 1:00pm
Dir: Germán Tejeira | Narrative | 2014 | Country: Uruguay, Argentina | Language: Spanish
The story of three men who arrive, on New Year’s Eve, in a lost little town in the countryside of Uruguay and each gain the opportunity to twist their fate. A film about love, missed opportunities, and the passage of time… read more.
Friday, November 20, 9:30pm | Monday, November 23, 10:00pm
Dir: Sebastián Silva | Narrative | 2015 | Country: USA, Chile | Language: English, Spanish
A Brooklyn-based artist and his boyfriend team up with their best friend (Kristen Wiig) to try to have a baby, but as the trio deals with the complications of conception and creating the “new normal” family, their bliss is clouded by a series of confrontations with an annoying neighbor who just might be a madman… read more.
Paulina (La patota)
Tuesday, November 24, 7:00pm | Wednesday, November 25, 4:45pm
Dir: Santiagi Mitre | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Argentina, Brazil, France | Language: Spanish
Paulina abandons her successful career as a lawyer in Buenos Aires to engage in social activism back in her homeland on the border between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. After two weeks working in a neighborhood scarred by poverty and marginalization, she is assaulted by a gang. Despite the brutality of the attack, instead of fleeing, Paulina resolves to hold tighter to her convictions – to survive, against the odds… read more.
The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar)
Saturday, November 21, 3:00pm | Monday, November 23, 1:30pm | Wednesday, November 25, 9:15pm
Dir: Patricio Guzmán | Documentary | 2015 | Country: Chile, France, Spain | Language: Spanish, Kawésqar
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Script at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. In The Pearl Button, Chilean master-documentarian Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light) poetically explores Chile’s 2,670 miles of coast line, Patagonian indigenous people, early explorers and their unique relationships with water. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice… read more.
A Perfect Day
Wednesday, November 25, 7:00pm
Dir: Fernando León de Aranoa | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Spain | Language: English, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian, French
Set in a frenzied, war torn region of the Balkans in the mid-1990s, this tender, humorous drama starring Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Melanie Thierry and Fedja Stukan, follows a group of aid workers who must remove a cadaver from a well. Circumstances soon turn this seemingly simple task into a near impossible mission… read more.
Silence in Dreamland (Silencio en la tierra de los sueños)
Saturday, November 21, 5:15pm | Sunday, November 22, 3:00pm
Dir: Tito Molina | Narrative | 2013 | Country: Ecuador | Language: Spanish
Director Tito Molina Attending! After the death of her husband, silence and loneliness reign in an old lady’s house. She made routine her best friend and faith her shelter, but in her dreams she runs away from those four walls to a timeless magic land where the sea speaks without using words. Her days go by like this-between the real life and dreams-until a street dog comes to her door… read more.
Sunday, November 22, 1:00pm | Wednesday, November 25, 1:30pm
Dir: Joaquín Oristrell | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Spain | Language: Spanish
A journey between theater and film set in a lower class neighborhood in Madrid on a blazing August night in 2014. For over one mile, the camera follows 20 characters in economic, political and existential turmoil as they talk, argue, laugh, cry, taunt, whisper, scream, steal, date, fight, embrace and offer the audience a reflection on the immense power of the word…. read more.
The Thin Yellow Line (La delgada linea amarilla)
Thursday, November 19, 7:00pm | Sunday, November 22, 7:20pm
Dir: Celso García | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Mexico | Language: Spanish
CINE LATINO OPENING PRESENTATION! The 11/19 screening is followed by the FREE Opening Party at Aster Café’s River Room. Winner of the Audience Award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, this crowd-pleasing and poignant narrative follows five solidary men who have only fifteen days to paint the median line of more than 120 miles of road that connects two villages in Mexico… read more.
The Vanished Elephant (El elefante desaparecido)
Saturday, November 21, 9:45pm | Monday, November 23, 4:45pm
Dir: Javier Fuentes-León | Narrative | 2014 | Country: Peru, Colombia | Language: Spanish
Spurred by the arrival of a cryptic envelope, popular crime novelist Edo Celeste begins a descent down a rabbit hole of strange occurrences, spurred on by his hunt for the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée seven years prior. As Celeste uncovers a steady stream of new clues, his obsession becomes increasingly more complex and dangerous, and the line between the fiction he creates and the reality he lives in quickly blurs… read more.