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Opening night film premiere, El Cuerno de la Abundancia (Horn of Plenty), a comedy by award winning Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabío and reception at The Directors Guild Theatre

50 years of the Development of Cuban Cinema
• Retrospective of Cuban master, Santiago Alvarez’ bold and unexpected images.
• Remembering Humberto Solas (1941-2008): Legendary filmmaker whose works encompassed key moments in Cuban and Latin American history
• Showcase of works by young Cuban filmmakers

Recent Puerto Rican Cinema: films by leading directors, Jacobo Morales, Raul Marchand, Edmundo Rodriguez, and Lilian Rosado

Stranger than Fiction:  A Tribute to award-winning Colombian director, Luis Ospina

Nuevas Miradas, New Views: the latest films produced by graduate students from the International School of Film and TV (EICTV), San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

A selection of compelling documentaries

Premieres of award-winning films from the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano that takes place each December in Havana

Special programming for children at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Educational programs including panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers

Events with Filmmakers

Receptions and parties with Latin American delegates

Gasolina
Gasolina

Dir. Julio Hernandez

Guatemala-Spain-US. 2008. 35 mm. Fiction. 80 min.
NY Premiere

Awards: Horizontes Latinos San Sebastian Film Festival; Best Film Icaro Film Festival, Guatemala

QUAD CINEMA 4/19 @ 9:35 pm & 4/21 @ 1 pm

  • English
  • Spanish

Three teenagers: Gerardo, Nano and Raymundo, spend their spare time stealing gasoline to go joyriding.  We face a story whose characters travel in one of their mother’s car without fixed destination, just to entertain themselves. Each stop is a crash with reality that puts their friendship to the test, showing that teenage friendships have a thin line that separate betrayal, deception and a kamikaze-like solidarity. Gasolina is an intimate story that shows that youth, country and future are denied by extremes.

Tres adolescentes, Gerardo, Nano y Raymundo, se dedican a robar gasolina para salir en las noches a dar vueltas sin rumbo. Nos enfrentamos a una historia en la que sus protagonista viajan en el auto de la mamá de uno de ellos sin rumbo, por pura entretención, y donde cada parada es un golpe con la realidad, que pone a prueba la amistad, y nos plantea que ésta suele ser una frontera delgada entre la traición, decepción y una solidaridad de rasgos kamikazes cuando se es adolescente. Gasolina es una historia intimista que muestra que país, juventud, y futuro son negados por los extremos.

 

Dir. JULIO HERNÁNDEZ CORDÓN

  • English
  • Spanish

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, he was raised in México, Guatemala and Costa Rica. He studied communication sciences at the Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala, as well as filmmaking at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica de México. His three shorts films are Km 31, You Have a Small Piece of My Heart, and Maleza. He also made two documentaries: Norman and Yes, It Was Homicide. In 2006, he won the Cinergia Award to make his debut feature length film, Gasolina. In 2007, at the San Sebastian Film Festival, he won three awards with Gasolina in the Work In Progress Section: Industry Prize, Casa de America Award and the CICAE Award and won Horinzontes Latinos Award at 2008 San Sebastian Film Festival.

Nacido en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos, fue criado entre México, Guatemala y Costa Rica. Estudió Ciencias de Comunicación en la Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala, y Realización Cinematográfica en el Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica de México. Tiene tres cortometrajes: Km 31, De mi corazón un pedacito tú tienes y Maleza. Asimismo, ha realizado dos documentales: Norman y Sí hubo genocidio. En el 2006 obtuvo, de parte de Cinergia, el premio para realizar su ópera prima, Gasolina. En el 2007 obtuvo tres premios de cine en construcción del Festival de Cine de San Sebastián con la misma: Premio de la Industria, Premio Casa de América y Premio CICAE. En el 2008 ganó el premio Horizontes Latinos en San Sebastian.