Brand new Sault film festival arrives in NovemberThursday, October 25, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
This coming November, the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre will play host to a Sault Ste. Marie first - the Sault Latin Wave Film Festival.
The two-day event includes the full-length features Gone Fishing (Dias de Pesca), and Juan of the Dead (Juan de Los Muertos) on Friday, November 9; and Habanastation, The Student (El Estudiante), and Distance (Distancia) on Saturday, November 10.
All films with have English subtitles.
Tickets may be purchased at the Station Mall Box Office or online.
For a chance to win free festival tickets, visit the Sault Latin Wave Facebook page and 'like' it to be entered into the contest.
A news release regarding the 1st annual Sault Latin Wave Film festival issued by Fundación Proa follows.
Experience Latin American culture through five unique film premieres
SAULT STE MARIE -The 1st annual Sault Latin Wave, a special film festival showcasing new and independent Latin American films, will be featuring five films representing three countries: Argentina, Cuba and Guatemala.
The festival, being held at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, will be taking place November 9 and 10.
Diana Sanchez, Sault Latin Wave programmer, has built a reputation for excellence as the Toronto International Film Festival’s Latin programmer.
“We are excited to be presenting the first annual Sault Latin Wave. This festival showcases some of the most sought after titles from Cannes, as well as newer titles that have only recently made their world premieres,” said Sanchez. “This year's programme is the most diverse to date, from the Cuban zombie audience hit Juan of the Dead by first-time director Alejandro Brugues, to a film the whole family can enjoy: Habanastation, Ian Padron's second film. This family-friendly film gives us a peek at the different social strata in Cuba with this story of an unlikely friendship between two young boys from different sides of the track.”
The Sault Latin Wave film festival celebrates new Latin American films that capture the stories of a diverse group of countries that, although in some cases may share the same language, display an extreme variance and complexity of culture.
“We are delighted to present a unique selection of films from three countries,” said Guillermo Goldschmidt, festival director. “All of these films are Sault screen premieres. We hope that these films give the audience a better understanding of the wide variety of cultures and how powerful and contemporary the vision of these young independent filmmakers can be.”
Sault Latin Wave Media Coordinator Dr. Florencia Carlino, who is also a professor at Sault College and Algoma Latin Association Board member, feels that the timing of the film festival is right.
“We need more initiatives committed to the promotion of independent films and young film directors,” she said. “The Sault Latin Wave brings an opportunity for the local community to travel with their imaginations and to appreciate the experience, emotions and struggles faced by the protagonists of these Argentinian, Guatemalan, and Cuban stories.”
The Sault Latin Wave is part of a worldwide cultural program developed by Fundación Proa with film festivals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Italy, and Romania.
The Sault Latin Wave is being presented by Tenaris.
For more information visit www.saultlatinwave.com.
About Fundación Proa
The Sault Latin Wave is organized by Fundación Proa.
Thanks to an annual program of temporary exhibitions, as well as the seminars, courses, conferences and concerts it organizes, Fundación Proa has become an important point of reference on the Buenos Aires art circuit and it’s focused on contributing to the knowledge of major 20th and 21st century art movements.
Since 2003, Fundación Proa has been working in the domain of cinema.
As part of its mission, Fundación Proa maintains a private art center and carries out educational programs as well as exchange programs with prestigious cultural institutions, receiving support from Tenaris for selected exhibitions and activities.