Cinema Arts

Latin Wave: Meet the Filmmakers Brunch


Join us at Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet, for a “Meet the Filmmakers Brunch” on Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.!

Come have a delicious brunch at this Houston landmark and meet the filmmakers and organizers of Latin Wave and hear their perspectives on making their films and the film scene in their respective countries and Latin America as a whole. Come join in the fun!

https://www.underthevolcanohouston.com/


When:
Apr 28, 2018
Cost:
Free to attend! Attendees may purchase their brunches
Time:
11:00 am
Saturday Time & Price:
11AM
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Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America


Thursday–Sunday, April 26–29, 2018

You won’t want to miss the 13th edition of Latin Wave at the MFAH, where the hottest new films from Latin America are featured along with opportunities to meet film-industry professionals! This year’s festival includes Colombia’s revenge drama Killing Jesús and comedy-drama Bad Lucky Goat; Cuba’s drama Sergio and Sergei; Mexico’s thriller The Night Guard; the Dominican Republic’s prison romance Woodpeckers; and Argentina’s historical drama from Lucrecia Martel, Zama. Hear from invited guests and filmmakers during the lively post-film discussions. Schedule subject to change.

When:
Apr 26, 2018 to Apr 29, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
7:00 pm
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Latin Wave 13: Zama

New Films from Latin America

In Zama, Lucrecia Martel’s highly anticipated fourth feature film, a civil servant in 18th-century South America slowly loses his mind as he obsesses over a letter from the Spanish Crown confirming a long-awaited transfer.

Daniel Giménez Cacho in the role of Don Diego de Zama captures the tedium of the titular character. As Zama goes about his governmental duties in a small backwater settlement, the hope of reuniting with his wife and family becomes increasingly distant.

When:
Apr 29, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
5:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
5PM General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Latin Wave 13: Sergio and Sergei (Sergio y Serguéi)

New Films from Latin America

Combining history, amateur radio, and absurdist humor, Ernesto Daranas playfully ruminates on how important historic events affect the lives of everyday people.

In the late 1980s, university professor Sergio lives on a meager salary with his mother and young daughter. One evening he stumbles across a channel on his ham radio that connects him to the Mir Space Station and lonely cosmonaut Sergei, whose country no longer exists due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The friendship that develops between Sergio and Sergei sets the stage for a complex operation to bring home the cosmonaut, who is stranded in space until a formal plan for funding is in place.

When:
Apr 28, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
9PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Latin Wave 13: The Little Match Girl (La vendedora de fósforos)

New Films from Latin America

This layered fantasy follows overlapping stories set in Buenos Aires: Composer Helmut Lachenmann is staging an opera of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl at the Teatro Colón. An elderly concert pianist’s letters from a militant ex-lover are discovered. A young couple struggles to raise their precious daughter Cleo, who is fascinated by the donkey in Robert Bresson’s film Au Hasard Balthazar.

The Little Match Girl (La vendedora de fósforos) is the winner of the Best Argentinian Film at the 2017 BAFICI, the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema.

When:
Apr 28, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
1:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
1PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Latin Wave 13: The Night Guard (El vigilante)

New Films from Latin America

When Salvador and a colleague give alternate accounts of events to police investigating an abandoned car outside the construction site where they both work, Salvador unwillingly becomes enmeshed in a cover-up that prevents him from accompanying his wife as she goes into labor.

Part noir, part social commentary, Diego Ros’s debut explores the culture of silence to which many Mexicans adhere. The use of isolated, vacant spaces underscores the atmosphere of tension in the excellently scripted thriller that delves into some of the darker facets of life in Mexico City.

When:
Apr 27, 2018 to Apr 29, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
9:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
9PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Sunday Time & Price:
1PM General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Latin Wave 13: Bad Lucky Goat

New Films from Latin America

Invited guest: director Samir Oliveros

Cornelius and his sister Rita are sent by their father to pick up guests who are staying in their family’s hotel. When they accidentally hit and kill a goat that is crossing the road, the siblings are forced to work together to repair their father’s truck. Set in the island of Providencia, filmmaker Samir Oliveros’s debut captures the texture of the Colombian Caribbean, its lush green landscapes, and tropical soundscapes. Bad Lucky Goat is a light-hearted exploration of family relationships complemented by Providencia’s distinctive regional culture that lends the film a fresh and original flavor.

About the Special Guest
Samir Oliveros was born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1990. He studied film direction at the School of Visual Arts in New York. After graduation, he launched a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, with more than $60,000 in contributions, to shoot his first feature, Bad Lucky Goat. The film was shot in Old Providence in the Colombian Caribbean.

When:
Apr 27, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
7:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Saturday Time & Price:
5PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Latin Wave 13: The Future Ahead (El futuro que viene)

New Films from Latin America

Constanza Novick’s penetrating and refreshing first feature thoughtfully contemplates the intricate nature of human relationships with a wry, comedic, and profoundly feminine gaze.

Romina and Florencia, both 11 years old, spend all their time together, sharing dance routines, a love for gymnast Nadia Comănici, and their first crush. By their early 20s, their paths have greatly diverged, with Romina having a child and Flor living abroad as a successful novelist. Novick traces the women’s evolving relationship as they each go through different life stages, showing their complicity, intimacy, as well as their competitiveness, through subtle gestures, glances, and pauses.

When:
Apr 27, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
5:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
5PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Saturday Time & Price:
3PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Latin Wave 13: Woodpeckers (Carpinteros)

New Films from Latin America

Invited guest: director José María Cabral

José María Cabral’s latest feature offers a realistic glimpse into the harshness of life in jail while maintaining moments of levity and hope. From the windows of a Dominican prison, male prisoners communicate with neighboring female inmates through an invented sign language called “woodpeckering.” Male prisoner Julián is charged with sending messages to female inmate Yanelly by her ex-husband, but Julián and Yanelly fall helplessly and unexpectedly in love.

Cabral infuses his film with a captivating Dominican flavor, expressed through wonderfully believable performances in this story of Romeo and Juliet proportions.

About the Special Guest
José María Cabral González is a Dominican film director, screenwriter, and producer. Cabral started making films when he was 16 years old, and made his first feature film, Jaque Mate, in 2011. It was screened at a number of film festivals and selected as the Dominican entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Cabral premiered Woodpeckers at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

When:
Apr 26, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
9:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
9PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Saturday Time & Price:
7PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Latin Wave 13: Killing Jesús (Matar a Jesús)

New Films from Latin America

Invited guest: director Laura Mora Ortega

Outside her Medellín home, 22-year-old Paula’s professor father is gunned down by a young assassin who Paula clearly sees. Out with friends at a nightclub, Paula is shocked to see her father’s killer across the dance floor. Paula learns his name, Jesús, and approaches him in hopes of seeking vengeance. Instead, an unlikely friendship develops between the two.

Laura Mora Ortega’s debut intermingles moments of anxiety and frustration by illustrating how Paula and Jesús are victims of a corrupt society, and how lives can fall apart in an instant.

About the Special Guest
Laura Mora Ortega was born in Medellín, Colombia, in 1981. She graduated from film school in Melbourne, Australia, where she directed two award-winning short films: West and Brotherhood. In 2012, along with Colombia’s top director Carlos Moreno, she directed more than 35 episodes of the award-winning TV series Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord. Killing Jesús is her debut feature film.

When:
Apr 26, 2018 to Apr 29, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
7:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
7PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Sunday Time & Price:
3PM General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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