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Friday, April 1 @ 6:00 pm

HFFNY at the BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

Screening of the documentary
Eso que anda / Van Van Fever
Ian Padrón. 2010. Cuba.

Performance by The Pedrito Martínez Project.
Music by DJ Asho.

In collaboration with First Fridays!
Series at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.



Wednesday, April 6 @ 6:30 pm
HFFNY at EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO (RSVP required)

World Premiere of the documentary
Los rostros detrás de las muñecas
de Madame Alexander

Freddy Vargas. 2011. USA
Director present for Q&A.

In collaboration with El Museo del Barrio Nuevo Cine program.

pedro
Tuesday, April 12th 6:00pm

HFFNY at KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER, NYU

Selection of Dominican Shorts:

Pedro de Bella Vista y su sueño / Pedro de Bella Vista and His Dream - 2011

Papá está en el cielo / Daddy’s in Heaven - 2010

Morir en Montecristi / Dying in Montecristi - 2010

García - 2010

¿Tú te acuerdas? / Do You Remember? - 2010



Panel Tuesday, April 12th 7:30pm
Panel at KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER, NYU

MEET THE INDUSTRY: A CONVERSATION WITH GUEST DIRECTORS AND KEY INDUSTRY FIGURES

Moderator: Sandy Lieberson (Chair, Film London).

Panelists: Alfredo Calvino (CEO Latino Fusion), Susana Molina (VP ICAIC), Gerardo Chijona, Jorge Perugorría, Estela Bravo, Lester Hamlet, Carlos C. Arbeláez, Vladimir Cruz, Francisco Chagas, Esteban Ramírez, Fabián Hofman, Mario Rosales, Fernando Mieles.

Simultaneous translation in English provided by LART. Reception to follow.


Co-Presented by NALIP.
Co-Sponsored by U.S.-Mexico Chambers of Commerce and Delta Airlines.


Wednesday, April 13th 6:00pm
HFFNY at KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER, NYU

BEST OF ICARITO,
CENTRO AMERICAN FILM FESTVAL
&
INDIGENOUS FILMS SHOWCASE.

Poster
Monday April 11, 6:00 pm

25 YEARS OF EICTV
HFFNY at THE 8TH FLOOR

A selection of some of the best short films made
by students of the Cuban Film & TV School San Antonio de los Baños.

Asepsia
Passengers / Pasajeros
If Alive / Si Seguimos Vivos
The Illusion
Yo Dual

The 8th Floor


Selection of Dominican Shorts Next Short Film


Pedro-de-Bella-Vista-y-su sueno

Dominican
Pedro de Bella Vista y su sueño / Pedro de Bella Vista and his Dream
Rodrigo Montealegre. 2011.
Dominican Republic. Documentary. 15 min.



Rodrigo Montealegre wants to make a documentary about Pedro, a Dominican shoe-shiner he has known since he was four years old. But Pedro has his own project and an uneasy collaboration is born between the two.

Pedro-Rodrigog

RODRIGO MONTEALEGRE

After graduating from Brad College in 2009, Rodrigo Montealegre moved back to Dominican Republic, where he is currently writing the script for his first feature film, a post-apocalyptic action movie.



King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Tuesday April 12, 6:00 pm
FREE & Open to the Public


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papa esta en el cielo

Dominican
Papá está en el cielo / Daddy's in Heaven
Francisco Rodríguez. 2010.
Dominican Republic. Fiction. 6 min. N.Y. Premiere

During the Trujillo dictatorship, Manolo is forced into hiding due to his opposition to the regime. His wife and son will have to confront the authorities and conceal Manolo.

Francisco Rodriguez

FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ

Francisco Rodríguez (Dominican Republic, 1977) studied film, TV and photography at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. He has written and directed the shorts La carta and La enemiga, and he is currently working on the script for his first feature, an adaptation of Luis R. Santos’ Princesa de capotillo.



King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Tuesday April 12, 6:00 pm - N.Y. Premiere
FREE & Open to the Public


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morir en montecristi

Dominican
Morir en Montecristi / Dying in Montecristi
Frank López. 2010.
Dominican Republic. Fiction. 8 min. NY Premiere.

Dying in Montecristi tells the story of Fernando, a foreigner who decides to spend his dying days in a small, coastal town situated on the far northeastern corner of the Dominican Republic. Fernando battles his terminal illness by writing a letter full of nostalgia and memories that reveals Fernando’s final journey to his destiny.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Tuesday April 12, 6:00 pm - N.Y. Premiere
FREE & Open to the Public




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Garcia

Dominican
García
Student Collective (FUNGLODE). 2010.
Dominican Republic. Fiction. 5 min.

For Garcia, that fateful day many of us fear finally arrives: his employer tells him his services are no longer needed. But Garcia won’t be leaving without a fight.


DIRECTED BY

García was made in the Dominican Republic under the auspices of FUNGLODE (Global Foundation for Democracy and Development), Basanta Films and Vin Diesel's One Race Film Foundation in the framwork of a film worshop tought by NYU professor Irving Vincent.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Tuesday April 12, 6:00 pm
FREE & Open to the Public


Previous Short FilmDominica Short Films


tu te acuerdas

Dominican
¿Tú te acuerdas? / Do You Remember?
Jorgy Cruz Soto. 2010.
Dominican Republic. Documentary. 13 min. U.S. Premiere

The film leads us through a chain of events in Santo Domingo that express the unmistakable naturalness of the Dominican islander and the inherited, accepted, and double moral standards and chauvinism that grows in the environment.


JORDY CRUZ SOTO

Jordy Cruz studied Media in the Film and TV School Septima-Ars, Madrid, and Film Production and Direction at the New School University in New York. He has worked in production, direction and lighting in numerous short films and TV commercials for the U.S.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Tuesday April 12, 6:00 pm - U.S. Premiere
FREE & Open to the Public


25 YEARS OF EICTV Next EICTV Film

Asepsia

Cuba
Asepsia
Gustavo Vinagre. 2010.
Cuba. Documentary. 6 min. N.Y. Premiere.

Marta lives in a small Cuban village. Her life consists of cooking and of washing her clothes in an old Russian washing machine. But nothing is what it seems and the arrival of a film crew will uncover secrets.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Muestra Joven ICIAC 2010, Cuba.
Gustavo_Vinagre

GUSTAVO VINAGRE

Graduated from the University of São Paulo in Liberal Arts, he is a poet and studies screenwriting in EICTV, where he has directed the shorts Pérolas (2008), Cristalino y Pájaros de Hitchcock (2010). He also directed the documentary Dykeland (2009), screened at The Berlinale.


THE 8TH FLOOR, Monday April 11, 6:00 pm - EICTV 25 YEARS - FREE ADMISSION

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Pasajeros

Cuba
Pasajeros / Passengers
Claudia Alves. 2009.
Cuba. Documentary. 14 min. N.Y. Premiere.

In a country where nobady can travel freely to foreign countries, every passenger continues stubbornly through their journey while coming and going in their daily routine.

Claudia Alves

CLAUDIA ALVES

Claudia Alves (Portugal, 1980) studied painting at the University of Lisbon and at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Italy. She is co-director of the award-winning documentary La ocasión and La ocasión siguiente. Her thesis documentary for EICTV, where she studies documentary film making, will be filmed in Havana this coming May.


THE 8TH FLOOR, Monday April 11, 6:00 pm - EICTV 25 YEARS - FREE ADMISSION

Previous EICTV Film 25 YEARS OF EICTVNext EICTV Film


ILLUSION

Cuba
The Illusion
Susana Barriga. 2008.
Cuba. Documentary. 24 min. U.S. Premiere

After 26 years of picturing her father in her imagination, Susana travels from Cuba to England to see him for the first time in her life. Now, she tries to recall his face, but all she has are a few hazy images secretly recorded.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival 2009, Germany.
Susana Barriga

SUSANA BARRIGA

Susana Barriga studied film in EICTV; The Illusion is her graduation film. She has also directed the fiction short films The Window (2005) and Parents (2005), and the documentary shorts How to build a boat (2006), Fatherland (2007) and The Earth Goes Round (2007).


THE 8TH FLOOR, Monday April 11, 6:00 pm - EICTV 25 YEARS - FREE ADMISSION

Previous EICTV Film 25 YEARS OF EICTV Next EICTV Film


Si Seguimos Vivos

Cuba
Si Seguimos Vivos / If Alive
Juliana Fanjual. 2010.
Cuba. Documentary. 23 min. N.Y. Premiere.

A brief look at the life of an elderly group of women who live in a nursing home. Their bodies, their voices, their time, their rituals, their obsession.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
32 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
All It’s True International Film Festival 2010, Brazil.
Juliana Fanjul

JULIANA FANJUL

Juliana Fanjul studied Communications at the Universidad Iberoamericana and studied film at EICTV, Cuba. She has worked as assistant director on three feature films and several commercials. She is currently preparing to participate as a guest student at the University of Konrad Wolf Film and Television.

THE 8TH FLOOR, Monday April 11, 6:00 pm - EICTV 25 YEARS - FREE ADMISSION

Previous EICTV Film 25 YEARS OF EICTV


Yo Dual

Cuba
Yo Dual
Alana Simoes. 2007.
Cuba. Documentary. 15 min. N.Y. Premiere.

A documentary on a Cuban artist dealing with the duality of his own personality that reflects aspects of the duality of his own country.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Barcelona Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival 2009, Spain.
Alana Simoes

ALANA SIMOES

Alana Simoes studied film at EICTV in Cuba. She has directed Martí (2007), Taxi Libre (2008), and Script (2000).

THE 8TH FLOOR, Monday April 11, 6:00 pm - EICTV 25 YEARS - FREE ADMISSION

First Fridays! Series at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.


Cuba
ESO QUE ANDA / VAN VAN FEVER
Ian Padrón. 2010.
Cuba. Documentary. 70 min.

The documentary follows Los Van Van, the most popular band in Cuba since 1969, during their most recent tour in Cuba -attended by ore than 1 million people- and examines the band’s history and future plans.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Film, Best Editing & Best Sound Design at Santiago Álvarez International Documentary Film Festival 2010, Cuba.
Special Mention at Festival of New Filmmakers 2010, Cuba.
Ian-Padron

IAN PADRÓN

Havana-born Ian Padrón began collaborating with the ICAIC in 1996 with the making of Amor Vertical (1997). His short Motos (2000) was the first student thesis project shot in 35 mm film at the Cuban Instituto Superior de Arte. He is the director of the acclaimed documentaries Luis Carbonell: Despues de tanto tiempo (2001) and Dreaming in Blue (2008). His latest film, Pleiesteichon, in postproduction, is his first fictional work.


The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Friday April 1, 6:00 pm - FREE EVENT

El Museo del Barrio Nuevo Cine program


LosRostrosFacesBehind

United States
LOS ROSTROS DETRÁS DE LAS MUÑECAS / THE FACES BEHIND MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS
Freddy Vargas. 2010.
EEUU/Dominican Republic. Documentary. 60 min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.



This documentary is a tribute to the Dominican and Latin American workers of the “Madame Alexander Doll Company”, because of their dedication to the creation of beautiful dolls that have delighted children and adults around the world. Doll collectors range from queens, business women, actresses, to world leaders. They are the artists, seamstress and stylists, who dress, put together, and take apart these dolls. These workers contribute to the culture, fame and elegance of this industry. The factory was founded by Beatrice Alexander Behrman, a Brooklyn woman from Russian descent in 1923.

Freddy_Vargas

FREDDY VARGAS

Freddy Vargas (Dominican Republic) studied film at St. John's University, where he won multiple awards for his shorts Uptown (1994) and Víctor (1995). Since graduating, he has directed, produced, and written multiple award-winning films. His screenplay for Hispaniola (2007) won the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition, which awarded him $15,000 to produce the film. Currently, he is developing his fiction film debut Pinchos y Rolos, a musical comedy, from the 2008 short of the same title.



El Museo del Barrio, Wednesday April 6, 6:30 pm - Q&A with Director
FREE EVENT - RSVP REQUIRED