Sunday, September 6, 2009


Who is going to meet me here? I use many of these films in my teaching, so you KNOW they are amazing!

A Film Series Celebrating Emerging Latin@ Voices in Cinema

Host: Chica Luna Productions, Sister Outsider Entertainment & East Harlem Cafe
Type: Other - Festival
Network: Global
Price: $5.00
Start Time: Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:00pm
End Time: Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:55pm
Location: East Harlem Café
Street: 1651 Lexington Avenue @ the corner of East 104th St.
City/Town: New York, NY
Phone: 2129962080


Not only will you see some wonderful films – including two feature-length documentaries with special meaning to East Harlem – you’ll have a chance to meet the amazing talents behind them. And for those who fancy yourselves connoisseurs of Latino films, we have something special planned just for you, too. Come on time and show off your knowledge of Latin@ film trivia and collect raffle tickets for your chance to win prizes at the end of the month.

There's a different program every Thursday; start time varies. Please consult the following schedule.

September 17th @ 6 PM
We open the series with "¡Palante, Siempre Palante¡," the groundbreaking feature-length film by Iris Morales that documents the history of the Young Lords Party from 1969 through the organization's demise in 1976. Q&A with Iris Morales to follow.

October 1st @ 7 PM
we celebrate Dominican talent with five shorts:
"Tomate" by Alexandra Gutierrez
"I’m Not Here" by Karly Beaumont
"The Body Knows" by Glenny Cruz
"Pinchos y Rolos" by Freddy Vargas
"Recuerdos" by Yahaira Paulino
Q&A with several filmmakers to follow.

October 8th @ 7 PM
It’s all about girl power when we showcase five shorts about women and girls making bold choices:
"Bikes, Capes and Charlie" by Natalia Lopez
"Interviews with Rene" by Stephanie Alleyne
"Pura Lengua" by Aurora Guerrero
" A Mirror of Me" by Gloria Zapata
"Viernes Girl" also by Aurora Guerrero
Q&A with several filmmakers to follow.

October 15th @ 7 PM
We close the series with another feature-length documentary. "Bragging Rights: Stickball Stories" by Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez chronicles how street baseball healed racial tensions and created lifelong friendships throughout its history. Another must-see for people who love East Harlem. Q&A with Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez to follow. On this night, we’ll also be holding the raffle and giving out prizes to the winners of our ongoing Latino cinema trivia game.

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