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15th Havana Film Festival New York



15th Havana Film Festival New York
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  Quad Cinema and other venues  •  3 - 11 April 2014
 
The 15th Havana Film Festival New York presents 6 exceptional films competing for the Best Documentary Havana Star Award.

Competing for Havana Star Prize documentary category:

 

I WILL BE MURDERED / SERÉ ASESINADO

Justin Webster | Guatemala-UK | 2013 | Documentary | 85min 

NY Premiere

This documentary portrays the astonishing real-life story of a Guatemalan lawyer who launched a personal crusade in search of justice and brought his country to the brink of chaos. Este documental cuenta la historia real e increíble de un abogado que al luchar por la justicia llevó a su país al borde del caos.
QUAD CINEMA 4/4 @ 1:00PM  
QUAD CINEMA 4/7 @ 9:15PM 

 

OF KITES AND BORDERS / DE COMETAS Y FRONTERAS

Yolanda Pividal | U.S.-Mexico | 2013 | Documentary | 60 min

NY Premiere

The story of the daily struggle to be a child living on the U.S.-Mexico border through the eyes of four working children in the city of Tijuana. Un relato sobre la lucha diaria por ser niño en la frontera de México y E.E.U.U. tejido por tres fragmentos de vidas que transcurren en la ciudad de Tijuana. 

QUAD CINEMA 4/4 @ 9:15pm - Director present for Q&A

  

LA GORGONA, HISTORIAS FUGADAS / GORGONA, STORIES ON THE RUN

Camilo Botero | Colombia | 2013 | Documentary | 70min  

NY Premiere

This documentary builds an intriguing narrative combining nature shots with personal accounts by inmates at Gorgona, a paradisiacal island in the Colombian pacific that functioned as a prison between 1960-1985, when it was declared a natural park by the Colombian government. Este intrigante documental combina imágenes del microcosmos de insectos y animales con relatos personales de presos en Gorgona, una isla paradisíaca del Pacífico colombiano que funcionó como prisión desde 1960 hasta 1985, cuando fue declarada Parque Natural por el gobierno colombiano. 

QUAD CINEMA 4/5 @ 3:30pm - Director present for Q&A

 

ANGELES Y POLVO / ANGELS AND DUST

Héctor Herrera | Panama-France | 2013 | Documentary | 81 min 

U.S. Premiere

Music producer Paco and his wife Kene are arrested at Panama's airport with cocaine strapped to their bodies. Desperate to help them, Paco's brother Mauricio leaves his home in Barcelona and embarks in a mesmerizing hallucinogenic journey. El productor musical Paco y su esposa Kane son arrestados en el aeropuerto de Panamá con cocaína fajada en sus cuerpos. El hermano de Paco, Mauricio, desesperado por ayudarlos, deja su casa en Barcelona y se embarca en un viaje fascinante y alucinógeno.

QUAD CINEMA 4/5 @ 5:30PM - Director present for Q&A

 

SOBRE LAS OLAS: A STORY OF FLAMENCO IN THE U.S. 

Carolina Loyola | U.S. | 2013 | Documentary | 100min  

NY Premiere

For over a hundred years, the art of flamenco has been traveling into distant places. Many have fallen in love with the deep song, the cry, the rhythm. This documentary brings us into the heart of flamenco in the U.S. and the artists who keep it alive. Por más de cien años, el arte del flamenco ha viajado a lugares remotos. Muchos se han enamorado de sus profundas canciones, el llanto, el ritmo. Este documental nos lleva al corazón del flamenco en los EEUU y los artistas que lo mantienen vivo.

QUAD CINEMA 4/6 @ 1:00PM - Director present for Q&A 

 

HAY UN GRUPO QUE DICE / A GROUP IS SAYING

Lourdes Prieto | Cuba | 2013 | Documentary | 81min  

U.S. Premiere

Named after a song by Silvio Rodríguez, this documentary explores the history of ICAIC's Grupo de Experimentación Sonora (GESI), a symbol of cultural resistance and creativity, formed by Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés, Eduardo Ramos, Sara Gonzáles, Noel Nicola y Leo Brower. Tomando el nombre de una canción de Silvio Rodríguez, este documental explora la historia del Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC (GESI), símbolo de resistencia cultural y creatividad, formado por Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés, Eduardo Ramos, Sara González, Noel Nicola y Leo Brower. 

QUAD CINEMA 4/6 @ 3:15pm - Director present for Q&A 

QUAD CINEMA 4/9 @ 5:00pm - Director present for Q&A

 


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e-mail: outreach@hffny.com
Tel: (1) 212. 946 18 39

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