16 May SIFF 2012 Festival Preview: Latin American & African Film Picks
Directed by Julia Murat
A youthful photographer decides to open up her eyes and mind to the stories of older individuals in a small Brazilian town, giving new perspectives on life and death.
May 22 @ 9:00pm, Harvard Exit
May 24 @ 3:30pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown
Directed by Pablo Giorgelli
A gruff Argentine truck driver is displeased when the woman he agreed to drive 900 miles to Buenos Aires shows up with a baby, but during the journey they develop a touching, hesitant connection. Winner, Camera d’Or, Cannes Film Festival.
May 28th @ 5:30pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown
May 19th @ 4:30pm, Egyptian Theatre
May 26th @ 4:00pm, Harvard Exit
THE LAST CHRISTEROS
Directed by Matias Meyer
In early 1930s Jalisco, a state ravaged by violent conflicts for hundreds of years, a small band of men resisted the Mexican army, refused to accept amnesty, and continued to fight valiantly against religious persecution.
May 21st @ 9:15pm, Harvard Exit
May 23rd @ 3:30pm, Harvard Exit
May 30th @ 8:30pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown
Directed by Avie Luthra
A South African boy is orphaned and survives thanks to a friendship with an elderly woman.
May 25th @ 4:00pm, AMC Pacific Place
May 29th @ 6:00pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown
June 10th @ 3:15, Kirkland Performance Center
Directed by Daniela Seggiaro
“A compelling metaphor for Argentina’s treatment of its indigenous people, this study of the events surrounding a girl’s 15th birthday captures the tiny ways that marginalized communities struggle to maintain their spiritual identities.”
June 3rd @ 8:30pm, Harvard Exit
June 10th @ 11:00am, Harvard Exit
June 9th @ 6:00pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown
Directed by Sara Blecher
Three black South Africans embrace surfing as a means of freedom within the societal turbulence of the late 1980s in a beautiful coming-of-age film infused with the archetypes of Shakespeare’s OTHELLO.
May 27th @ 6:00pm, Everett Performing Arts Center
June 8th @ 3:30pm, AMC Pacific Place 11
June 9th @ 6:30pm, AMC Pacific Place 11
Directed by Jaime Osorio Márquez
A paranormal thriller involving a group of soldiers who find themselves at an abandoned outpost filled with dead bodies and ritualistic markings.
May 30th @ 9:30pm, Egyptian Theatre
June 8th @ 11:59pm, Egyptian Theatre
June 10th @ 9:30pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown