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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

Pinchos y rolos
Pinchos y rolos

Dir. Freddy Vargas

US-Dominican Republic. 2008. 35 mm. Comedy. 21 min.

THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS 4/17 @ 6:30 pm

  • English
  • Spanish

In Washington Heights, Elizabeth is thrown into her life's greatest challenge: to keep going without the husband who just left her while keeping afloat the beauty salon she inherited from her sister Maria, who fled to Dominican Republic running from her jealous boyfriend. Will Elizabeth last at least a week in the salon or will she throw in the towel?

En Washington Heights, a Elizabeth se le  presenta el mayor reto de su vida: seguir adelante sin su esposo que la acaba de dejar mientras mantiene a flote el salón de belleza que heredó de su hermana María, quien se fue huyendo a República Dominicana  de su celoso novio. Durará Elizabeth al menos una semana en el salón o pronto tirará la toalla?

 

Dir. FREDDY VARGAS

  • English
  • Spanish

Freddy Vargas was born in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. At the age of 18, Vargas migrated to New York City where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from St. John's University. While at St. John's, Vargas wrote, produced and directed the award-winning short films Uptown, which won Best Student Film in 1994 and Victor in 1995, which won a number of awards at the University's 9th Annual Film and Video Competition, including Best Film, Best Writing, and Best Editing. Victor went on to win the Gold Plaque Award at the 31st Chicago International Film Festival, and was invited to be shown at the prestigious noncompetitive Telluride Film Festival in Colorado under the Filmmakers of Tomorrow section sponsored by Steven Spielberg. Vargas’ third short film, Alex was an autobiographical short in which he played the lead role. Apart from his own films, Vargas has worked on the production of I Like it Like That, Destination Unknown, In Search of a Dream, his first feature screenplay. Freddy Vargas wrote and directed Rice & Beans and Greenbacks, two episodes of the Once Upon A Ride. In 2007 Vargas finishes his short film The Woman from Columbus Circle, based on a short story by Dominican writer Franklyn Gutierrez. This short film was invited to the 2007 New York International Latino Film Festival. Coincidentally at the same festival Vargas was the winner of the 2007 HBO / NYILFF Short Film Competition for his screenplay Hispaniola. Hes latest work is the Spanish comedy musical entitled Pinchos & Rolos.

Freddy Vargas nació en San Francisco de Macoris, República Dominicana. A la edad de 18 años, Vargas emigra a la ciudad de Nueva York, donde obtuvo una licenciatura en Artes de Comunicación de la Universidad de St. John. Mientras estudiaba alli, Vargas escribió, produjo y dirigió el premiado cortometraje Uptown, que ganó Mejor estudiante de cine en 1994 y Víctor en 1995, que ganó varios premios en la Universidad en su festival de cine y video incluyendo a Mejor Película, Guión y Montaje. Víctor también ganó el Gold Plaque Award en el 31 º Festival Internacional de Cine de Chicago, y fue invitado a estar en la prestigiosa muestra no competitiva del Festival de Cine de Telluride en Colorado bajo la sección Cineastas del mañana patrocinada por Steven Spielberg. Su tercer cortometraje, Alex fue un corto autobiográfico en el que desempeñó el papel principal. Aparte de sus propias películas, Vargas ha trabajado en la producción de Me gusta así, de destino desconocido y En busca de un sueño, su primer largometraje guión. Freddy Vargas escribió y dirigió Arroz y Frijoles y Greenbacks, dos episodios de Once Upon A Ride. Vargas en 2007 termina su cortometraje La Mujer de Columbus Circle, basado en un cuento de escritor dominicano Franklyn Gutiérrez, el cual fue invitado al New York International Latino Film Festival. Coincidentemente en el mismo festival Vargas fue el ganador de la edición 2007 de HBO / NYILFF en la Competencia de Cortometrajes por su guión Hispaniola. Su más reciente trabajo es la comedia musical titulada Pinchos y rolos.